F-35B Lightning II (VTOL)


-working gauges (well, only the roll indicator since the rest isn't analog)
-new "burned" areas after destruction (instead of being black everywhere)

-Initial release

It has been requested quite often and here it is: The latest fighter jet of the US in the VTOL configuration. All VTOL hatches and engines work, giving it a nice and realistic look. You can open the internal weapon bays with a trainer, since I have made them as car doors. Inside are 2 JDAM bombs and 4 AMRAAMs on external hardpoints, as well as 2 Sidewinders.

The glass can be shattered by bullets, bulletholes are visible, model is dirt mapped and includes 3 different skins (liveries).

I know that the MG position is not like in real life, but that's because the F-35B does not have an internal MG and has to carry an underbelly gunpod, which looks ugly imo.

The afterburner engine effect moves together with the VTOL thruster as well.

Original model converted from Battlefield 3

Full credits in the Read Me file.

This will probably be the last mod for now, since my trial ZM3 runs out tomorrow.
Like I have said before, I'm really eager to release more aircraft (military/civillian), helicopters and military vehicles. If you like my work and want to see more, please show your support donating. It helps me affording the things I need to continue modding (ZM3, model files, etc)

And thanks alot for the support I have recieved already :)

(And you could keep up with my YT channel to see WIP videos of upcoming mods)
First Uploaded: September 06, 2015
Last Updated: September 24, 2015
Last Downloaded: 36 minutes ago

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    To everyone, extract the vehicles.meta with OpenIv and edit it with Notepad++

    Hit CTRL+F, look for Hydra and then paste this over the original entry:


    Also, take a look at my blog for information on WIP mods:

    September 08, 2015
  • 0323d1 profile1

    The plane looks super cool man, and I like the animations but I can't change the liveries in my game, do you know how to fix this?

    September 18, 2016
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    October 09, 2016
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    I don't fully understand the read.me text, what am i supposed to add to the "vehicles.meta" ? And also,I need to add "FLAG_HAS_LIVERY" to "Hydra flag entry", but i can't seem to find the "Hydra flag entry" anywhere in the vehicle.meta location

    November 05, 2016
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    My game crashes literally every time i install your mods, any other mods i have from other modders works fine.. could you perhaps make a More detailed video of how to install this specific mod ? Or perhaps a more detailed texted description ? :)

    November 05, 2016
  • 1f1774 u=3908389767,2585745447&fm=23&gp=0

    This model is so fucking good!

    November 13, 2016
  • C8cda5 17634600 1898783103735959 2325181916274121064 n

    Is it possible to made it as a replacement for Savage ? I have already replaced Annihilator by AH-64D Apache Longbow and I would replace Hydra with FA-18C. How can I edit mpheistvehicle.meta without issue ?? When I have replaced the Savage model with F-35, it work almost fine, but when I edit the vehicle.meta the F-35 goes crazy and impossible to control it. Modified handling.meta works fine, I have trouble only with vehicle meta ;)

    November 26, 2016
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    Will this work it i replace the lazer instead of the hydra by renaming the files?

    December 03, 2016
  • 3f07d0 index

    @SkylineGTRFreak Stop making Replace Only mods, please.
    Either add an Add-On version, or make it ONLY Add-On.
    But not just a replace...

    Will you make an Add-On?
    Would be VERY nice...

    Thank you.

    December 20, 2016
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  • 3f07d0 index

    @SkylineGTRFreak Thank you, Sir.

    December 20, 2016
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    January 20, 2017
  • Gtao62

    That's a badass mod manh...

    January 27, 2017
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    Is it changed with Hydra?

    February 16, 2017
  • 6b4dfa u=1936993499,3368556505&fm=116&gp=0

    Can you modify a small detai?l: when the landing gear to open the back of the air inlet is not open at the same time ,When switching the vertical takeoff and landing mode open

    February 18, 2017
  • 88390e zoroark gijinka by hellhoun90008 d8t0zha

    @SkylineGTRFreak Sorry I must say the livery don´t work with the newest version of gta 5 and yes I put FLAG_HAS LIVERY into the vehicles.meta ;3

    March 24, 2017
  • 701fc5 zombie pilot

    @SkylineGTRFreak love your models!, I only have one issue with this model though, when i put the landing gear up it doesn't convert into the plane mode, it just stays the hovering mode?? do you know how to fix it? Or is there something i have to do manually to convert it?

    March 26, 2017
  • Cef1f6 cfa 44

    Hey dude i tried your aircraft pack but my game crashed on loading i have installed the game config file for more add on vehicles installed the mods correctly so if you know how to fix it please let me know and can you make add on planes by them self please

    March 26, 2017
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    Rating: *****

    March 28, 2017
  • 612ee8 ia volt

    to have many skin for this plane, download this one :

    April 09, 2017
  • 552c5e superman

    Excellent aircraft. Goes well with your F22 Raptor. I stopped flying the Hydra a while back because it was 'boring' but now it's exciting again as an F35 and is fun to fly :)

    April 22, 2017
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