F35B Lightning II (West)

(8 customer reviews)


The F35B Lightning II is a combat airplane with a short take-off and vertical landing capability. Fully rigged and flyable. DIS/HLA (RPR FOM) and JSBSim integration ready. Designed for simulations.

Supported Engine Versions


Supported Platforms:

Windows 64-Bit

Required plugin(s):


The Vigilante F35B Joint Strike Fighter (AKA Lightning II) is a combat fighter with a unique short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) capability. This airplane is fully rigged and flyable. It includes animated gears, canopy, flaps, stabilizers, ailerons, and rudders. Additionally, it fires missiles like the AIM-120 AMRAAM and a bomb, along with their associated visual FX.

The airplane is equipped with a single P&W F135 turbofan engine. The F35B includes a damaged state with its own, textures, and damage smoke FX. This asset also includes three weapon types and an afterburner with their associated visual FX.

It is designed for simulations and supports movement from the JSBSim Flight Dynamics Model (FDM) library. This vehicle comes with two movement types, each with its own vehicle Blueprint: JSBSim integrated and projectile based movement. JSBSim is an open source, platform-independent, flight dynamics model in C++, and the movement system uses data from its FDM, which can be easily replaced, as described in the documentation below. Also, the environmental clouds are utilizing the Volumetrics plugin from Epic Games.

The asset is ready for import into your DIS/HLA (RPR FOM) simulation projects. This high-quality asset has a detailed interior and can be modified as needed to suit your purpose.

A sample showcase/demo Blueprint has been included with an environment map and User Interface (UI). When you “Play” the map, the UI includes camera presets, sliders, and buttons to demonstrate the key functionalities of the vehicle. From this map you can also start flying the vehicle.


Disclaimer: This asset uses the Volumetrics plugin from Epic Games and JSBSim Flight Dynamics Model (FDM) from the JSBSim team for demonstration purposes only. The vehicle can be used and modified without these plugins enabled in your personal projects.

The Volumetrics plugin is used for the clouds in the scene by utilizing the volume creation and rendering tools therein.

The JSBSim FDM integrated movement requires an appropriate flight model in XML format. Vigilante LLC uses only the publicly available FDMs and does not provide actual airplane FDM itself.

All rights of the Volumetrics plugin and the JSBSim library are the exclusive property of Epic Games and the JSBSim team respectively. Vigilante does make any warranties, inferred or implied, regarding the use of Epic’s plugins nor of the JSBSim team’s library or flight models.


Technical Information


  • Compliant with SISO Entity Reference No.:
  • High quality vehicle mesh containing flight functionality with JSBSim integrated movement
  • Textures controllable via Blueprint Parameter
  • DIS/HLA (RPR FOM) integration ready
  • Retractable landing gear and wheels
  • Adjustable canopy, refuel, and bay shafts
  • Animated flaps, rear stabilizers, ailerons, and rudders
  • Two missiles and bomb firing with their corresponding visual FX
  • Damaged vehicle state and associated fire and smoke FX
  • Uses Volumetrics plugin from Epic Games

Number of Blueprints: 22

Input: Keyboard, Mouse, DIS / HLA (RPR FOM) Protocols

Network Replicated: No, requires integration into a Network Replicated Product or System

Supported Development Platforms: Win-64

Windows: Yes

Mac: No

Documentation (PDF): Click here for the vehicle documentation

Vigilante Asset Customization Guide (PDF): Click here for the Vigilante Asset Guide

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