Like the fifth-generation stealth fighter jets they are named for, the Luminox F-35 Lightning II are excellent timepieces created after the successful F-22 Raptor models.
Through their stealth looks and aircraft-inspired details, they pay tribute to the most remarkable strategic aircrafts in military aviation history.
Designed with smooth and sleek lines inspired by the stealth fighter's sleek body, this high-performance timepiece is built with 316L stainless steel and powered by a precise and reliable 13-jewel Ronda quartz movement.
Its black textured dial features bright orange hands and dial elements. The standout feature of the dial is its 1/10-second indication, which takes the form of a semicircular counter with bi-color propeller hand that reads against two-color scale at the bottom of the dial, just above the big date display.
Its bidirectional rotating bezel and tachymetric scale, when used in conjunction with the chronograph, indicates rates of speed, and the slide rule bezel allows calculation of distances, flight times and fuel consumption.
Along with the high-performance specifications, this sleek timepiece is certain to become essential gear for those who need the ability to make quick calculations on the go, or vital aviation calculations when survival depends on it.
Fifth generation multirole stealth fighter jet developed to perform ground attack, reconnaissance and air defense missions.
There are three main models, namely, the Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) variant, the Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant, and the Carrier (based) Variant (CV).
Born out of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program, which is a development and acquisition program intended to replace a wide range of existing attack aircraft, it is said that compared to legacy fighter aircraft, the F-35 will be four times more effective in air-to-air combat, eight times more effective in air-to-ground combat, and three times more effective in reconnaissance and suppression of air defenses.
F-35 Lightning IIs are U.S. Air Force strike fighters that battle enemy aircraft to control the skies. Readers will track F-35s on active missions and study the high-tech weaponry and electronics these fighters use.
Ultimate Fighter tells how a series of little-known technology programs coalesced into a 3,000-airplane plan-the F-35 joint strike fighter (JSF).
As one of the first major aircraft programs to start from scratch in the era of information technology, the JSF virtually flies itself, while the pilot manages the mission with the help of very acute high-resolution sensors and displays.
The F-35 is one of the biggest single military projects in history, but it was born as a compromise between the needs of three U.S. services in the budget-strapped post-Cold War era. The author chronicles the high stakes competition between two aviation giants, Lockheed Martin and Boeing, to build the Joint Strike Fighter-the next generation fighter jet.