F-35 Manufacturing Sequence

Taking into account wind tunnel testing, Lockheed Martin somewhat improved it is X-35 configuration into the F-35. The forward fuselage is 5 inches (130 mm) longer to make space for flying. Correspondingly, the flat stabilators were moved 2 creeps rearward to hold adjust and control. The top surface of the fuselage was raised by 1 crawl (25 mm) in the middle line. Likewise, it was chosen to expand the span of the F-35B STOVL variant’s weapons cove to be regular with the different two variants. Production of parts for the first F-35 model airframe started in November 2003.

F-35 Manufacturing Sequence

F-35 Manufacturing Sequence

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