The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning is an American-made stealth, multirole fighter jet.
The Lightning is a fifth generation stealth fighter made for the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy. It was introduced in 2012. Its purpose was to phase out the A-10 Warthog, F-16 Falcon, F-18 Hornet, an the AV-8B Harrier. There are three different variants of the jet. The Air Force variant is the F-35A which is a conventional take-off fighter. The Marine variant is the F-35B which has VTOL capabilities. The Navy variant is the F-35C which can land on aircraft carriers.
The F-35 Lightning II is armed with a 25mm cannon and can carry a mixture of bombs and missiles.
Several F-35 were confiscated from the United States Armed Forces after the Korean invasion in 2025, but it is assumed that there are still some under American control. F-35s were used by the KPA to bomb Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. It is highly likely that it participated in the Battle of San Francisco alongside its F-22 Raptor cousin. It is not available or seen in multiplayer.