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Can the F-35 fighter jet hover?

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Which F-35 variant can hover?

F-35B variant

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was designed in three variants. There is the F-35A Air Force version and the Navy's F-35C, which is equipped for carrier takeoffs and landings. Then there's the Marine Corps' F-35B variant, which can hover and take off and land vertically like a helicopter.

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Can a fighter jet hover mid air?

How long can a fighter jet hover? Most fixed wing aircraft are not designed to hover. The wings require airflow over and under the wings to generate lift. Helicopters achieve this by having wing shaped blades in constant motion.

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How long can f35 hover?

The F-35B could, in theory, hover for 12–14 min — the limit being turbine temperature. However, in the hover it is generating 40,000 lb of dry thrust & can only carry ~ 7,000 lb of fuel — which would likely be the primary time-limiting factor.

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How does the F-35 turn in a hover?

The LiftFan® is mounted horizontally right behind the cockpit. As the aircraft transitions to hover mode, two doors open on top of the aircraft and the two counter-rotating fans blow about 20,000 pounds of unheated air straight down, producing almost half of the downward thrust needed for a pure hover mode.

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Why not F-35 in Top Gun?

There are three good reasons why F-35 was not employed. The first is that with the F-35 there would be no heart-stopping, adrenaline-pumping dogfighting scenes. The F-35 was designed to employ a combination of stealthiness, advanced sensing, and long-range weapons to engage aircraft from outside their sensor ranges.

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Which F-35 model has VTOL?

F-35B Lightning II

The F-35B Lightning II is the Marine Corps variant of the Joint Strike Fighter and features a vertical lift fan and pivoting engine nozzle to deliver vertical landing and short takeoff capability to expeditionary airfields. The F-35 will replace AV-8B Harrier IIs in the Marine Corps inventory.

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Is the F-22 or F-35 more maneuverable?

The F-35, with its air-to-ground combat design, is not designed for breakaway speed. It has a top speed of 1.60 Mach, and less maneuverability than the F-22 in dogfight scenarios. “The F-22 can ramp it up all the way to 2.25 Mach.

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What jet can stop mid air?

This allows fixed-wing aircraft, such as the Harrier or the F-35B, to take off vertically, fly forward, stop in mid-air, back up, and land vertically. They can also take off and land like a normal airplane. A helicopter's spinning blades create thrust like a large propeller, but the thrust is directed vertically.

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What US fighter jet can hover?

F-35B incredible hover capabilities - YouTube.

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