Meet the Insanely Expensive F-35A Fighter Jet and Its Terrifying Weapons Cache

Death from above just got way more awesome-looking.

F35A Fighter Jet

If the U.S. military needed a single photo that says “don’t fuck with us,” this is likely it.

Lockheed Martin, everyone’s favorite purveyor of fine weaponry, has dropped an image of the F-35A fighter jet, and it’s…intense. The shot not only shows the very, very expensive aircraft (just under $110 million, Lockheed says), but also presents its devastating weapons suite, which could bring some serious death from above.

“The F-35 can carry more than 35-hundred pounds of ordnance in Low Observable (stealth) mode and over 18-thousand pounds uncontested,” Lockheed Martin boasts on its webpage.

Have a look at the cache for yourself, which includes everything from a Mark 84 warhead (aka “The Hammer”) to an AGM tactical air to surface missile:

F35A weapons cache
Weapons, anyone? Credit: Lockheed Martin

The F-35A – the most popular of the three F-35 models – is designed for long-range bombing attacks, dogfighting, and air support. It’s distinctive from its airborne brothers, the cleverly named the F-35B and F-35C, as it features an internal cannon on its left side, just behind the cockpit.

Want one? Act quick, as only 1,763 are expected to be produced, and the Pentagon gets first dibs. 


Maxim Staff