The F-35 has multiple roles; it can be used for air-to-air combat and ground attack missions—'beast mode' refers to the configuration where it carries a significant amount of munitions.


  1. ‘Beast Mode’ includes internal weapons and additional wing-mounted ordnance.
  2. Nearly 10,000 kgs of munitions.
  3. Australia, Italy and the Netherlands have adopted.
  4. Most effective during the later stages of air combat-a "Day 3" activity.