Arma 3
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F-35C Lightning II
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Plane
File Size
201.344 MB
Feb 22 @ 2:10am
May 3 @ 9:47pm
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F-35C Lightning II



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This mod was originally made by Olli Koskelainen and released as the FC-37 Thunder mod.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 (Jets DLC Active Radar)
- Distributed Aperture System (DAS) (Jets DLC Thermal Sensor)
- Electro-Optical Targeting System (Jets DLC Visual Sensor)
- Helmet Mounted Display Systems
- Communications, Navigation and Identification (CNI) (IFF, Future ACRE Compatibility)
Jets DLC Features:
- Ejection seat
- USS Freedom carrier ops compatibility
- Dynamic Loadout
- 'Beast Mode' & Stealth Variants with modeled stealth
Other Features:
- Zeus Fire Support compatibility (Currently 3 types, gun run, JDAM and Cluster)
- Changeable liveries (See livery template below if you want to make your own skins)
- Animated engine nozzle

Air to Air:
- AIM-9X (IR)
- AIM-120D (ARH)

Air to Surface:
- GBU-31 JDAM (2000lbs)
- GBU-32 JDAM (1000lbs)
- GBU-38 JDAM (500lbs)
- GBU-53 StormBreaker (250lbs)
- CBU-87 CEM
- CBU-103 WCMD
- AGM-179 JAGM



Olli Koskelainen, original FC-37 mod.
Zabuza, Mighty GAU-8 mod.
reyhard, For his invaluable assistance with MFDs.
License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0[]
Popular Discussions View All (7)
May 9 @ 10:33am
Addon F-35C_cfg requires addon 'F-35C'
Oreo Fennec
Aug 6 @ 8:42am
How do you set the Radar Range
Jun 16 @ 9:27am
Wings folded bug(s)
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[TR] ston219 Aug 11 @ 10:22am 
hey can u maybe make the Turkish F-35 ?
erau_Hatsune Aug 10 @ 10:44pm 
Where can I load the stormbreaker bomb? it's not on any pylons in Zeus interface.
erau_Hatsune Aug 5 @ 6:08am 
I feel like this jet is still too weak. We need to integrate SDB-II, 2000 ib bombs into the bomb bay and AGM-88 on external. In high threat environments, these weapons could take out vehicles more efficiently
SpikiestMass Aug 4 @ 12:28pm 
@Hornet While this is absolutely amazing, the BIS f-22 and this are basically their real counterparts from what I've used of them.The f-22 is quicker and better at air-to-air, the f-35 has a big cannon and big bombs for air-to-ground
Hornet Aug 4 @ 11:49am 
I absolutely agree with you Tragic!
IMO, BIS should trash/ditch their F/A-181 (or whatever they call that BS aircraft) and completely replace it with this F-35C.
This F-35 mod is indeed a magnificient work.
Tragic Aug 3 @ 9:16am 
Great mod, really. In my opinion, it is the very best aircraft mod in Arma 3, almost the same level as the vanilla Stealth jet. Really good job, keep it up!
Wookiejedi Jul 30 @ 9:34am 
Beautiful job! Would love if you could get the Arma 2 F-117 working as well.
ajit pai the net nabber Jul 30 @ 8:51am 
Thank you! Having issues with spawning it in Zeus, my friend who's Zeus doesn't see it in the spawn menu. Is there a certain option we have to enable?
Laroche  [author] Jul 30 @ 6:51am 
The stealth value remains the same if you remove pylons so you have to use the Stealth variant.
ajit pai the net nabber Jul 30 @ 6:21am 
Is Stealth modeled if you just remove the pylons and use internal bays? Or do I have to spawn the (Stealth) variant?