A detailed model of the F35, complete with texture sets, all components, wheels, and doors, are parented and pivoted for animation.
All major surface textures are 2048 in greatest dimension. Color, maps provided. Dashboard controls have their own textures. Photoshop templates for each detail are available for download.
The F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine military strike fighter, a multi-role aircraft that can perform close air support, tactical bombing, and air-to-air combat. The F-35 descended from the X-35 of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. Its development is being funded by the United States, the United Kingdom, and other partner governments. A production model first took flight on 15 December 2006.
The F-35A, the conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant is the smallest, lightest version of the F-35 series. The F-35A is only variant equipped with an internal gun, the GAU-12/U. This 25 mm cannon, a development of the 20 mm M61 Vulcan carried by USAF fighters since the F-104 Starfighter, is also carried by the USMC's AV-8B Harrier II.
The F-35A not only matches the F-16 in maneuverability, instantaneous and sustained high-g performance, but also outperforms it in stealth, payload, range on internal fuel, avionics, operational effectiveness, supportability, and survivability. It also has an internal laser designator and infra-red sensors.
It is primarily intended to replace both the U.S. Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, beginning in 2011.