In "beast mode," the F-35 carries weapons internally and externally, enhancing its combat effectiveness by allowing a wide range of munitions configurations.


  1. Carries nearly 10,000 kgs of ordnance, equivalent in weight to a WW II Grand Slam bomb.
  2. Striking power is greater than a Grand Slam bomb due to its precision, versatility, and advanced technology.
  3. The Royal Navy continues to develop carrier strike group capabilities.