The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters. The fifth-generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground-attack and air-superiority missions. Compared to the F-35A, the F-35C carrier variant features larger wings with foldable wingtip sections, larger wing and tail control surfaces for improved low-speed control, stronger landing gear for the stresses of carrier arrested landings, a twin-wheel nose gear, and a stronger tailhook for use with carrier arrestor cables. The larger wing area allows for decreased landing speed while increasing both range and payload.
This mod was originally made by Olli Koskelainen and released as the FC-37 Thunder mod. My goal with this project is to restore the mod to Jets DLC standards and attempt to create a realistic F-35C mod within Arma 3 limitations. I am releasing the mod in its current state which I consider an early build, it is functional but a lot of things require further polishing such as wheel physics, lighting, cockpit features, flight model, weapon parameters and much more. If you find any bugs please do report them via steam comments or discussion thread.
F-35 Mission Systems:
- AN/APG-81 AESA Radar
- Distributed Aperture System (DAS)
- Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS)
- Helmet Mounted Display Systems
- Communications, Navigation and Identification (CNI) (IFF, Future ACRE Compatibility)
Jets DLC Features:
- Ejection seat
- USS Freedom compatibility
- Dynamic Loadout
- 'Beast Mode' & Stealth Variants with modeled stealth
- Zeus Fire Support compatibility
Air to Air:
Air to Surface:
To install F-35C Lightning II you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page
for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.
For usage instructions and information of how to use the F-35C Lightning II please refer to the included documentation and/or example mission.
LIVERY TEMPLATE (.PSD)
- F-35C Lightning II LIVERY TEMPLATE (.PSD)
Recommended and/or optional addons and mods to use with xxxxxxx:
- F-35C Lightning II - Firewill AWS Compatibility
- Cockpit MFD pages such as SMS, FCR, etc.
- AGM-158 JASSM
- ITC Air Systems Compatibility
Credits & Thanks:
Olli Koskelainen, original FC-37 mod.
Zabuza, Mighty GAU-8 mod.
License / Disclaimer:
License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
-Added keys folder for servers requiring signatures
-Fixed A/A HMDS gun sight
-Reworked cockpit screen
-New Stores Management System (SMS page) 90% done
-New TFLIR overlay
-Displays now turn off when engine is off
-Added VMFA-211 "Wake Island Avengers" livery (Credits to the 15th MEU(SOC) Realism Unit)
-Added fictional hi-vis Japan Air Self-Defense Force livery. (Credits to Olli Koskelainen)
-Added Fictional VFC-111 J-31 Aggressor livery. (WIP)
-Added OPFOR F-35C
-Fixed gun smoke and ground particles
-Temporary fix for JDAMs maneuverability
-Temporary fix for clipping internal AGM-179s
-Fixed issue with textures reverting back to default skin at certain distances
-Temporary flight model fix for the dipping nose issue
-Mod now uses a config and data .pbo to allow smaller update sizes.
-Miscellaneous cosmetic changes.
-Firewill AWS Compatibility (See: OPTIONAL ADD-ONS)