LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35A LIGHTNING II

 

"Australia has committed to 72 F-35A aircraft for three operational squadrons at RAAF Base Williamtown and RAAF Base Tindal, and a training squadron at RAAF Base Williamtown. The first F-35A aircraft was accepted into Australian service in 2018, with the first arriving in country in December that year. The first F-35A squadron, No. 3 Squadron, will be operational in 2021. All 72 aircraft are expected to be fully operational by 2023. In the future, a fourth operational squadron will be considered for RAAF Base Amberley, for a total of 100 F-35A aircraft."

(Source: https://www.airforce.gov.au/technology/aircraft/strike/f-35a-lightning-ii)

 

SUMMARY OF F-35 DELIVERIES TO WILLIAMTOWN
DATE
TOTAL
SERIALS
10DEC18
2
A35-009, 010
07APR19
2
A35-011,012
10SEP19
2
A35-015, 016
11DEC19
7
A35-003, 005, 008, 013, 014, 017, 018
??MAR20
2
A35-021, 022
11APR20
2
A35-019, 020
10JUL20
2
A35-023, 025
15JUL20
2
A35-024, 026
06NOV20
5
A35-001, 002, 004, 006, 007
07NOV20
2
A35-027, 029
14NOV20
2
A35-028, 030
11FEB21
3
A35-031, 032, 033
TOTAL
33
 

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A35-001
MSN:
AU-01
USAF:
12-5060
29SEP14
First flown.
27FEB17
Arrived Amberley.
03MAR17
Arrived Avalon for the Australian International Airshow.
06MAR17
Departed Avalon for Amberley.
08MAR17
Departed Amberley.
10MAR17
Arrived Luke AFB, Arizona.
06NOV20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA in 2OCU markings.
A35-002
MSN:
AU-02
USAF:
12-5061
01OCT14
First flown.
27FEB17
Arrived Amberley.
03MAR17
Arrived Avalon for the Australian International Airshow.
06MAR17
Departed Avalon for Amberley.
08MAR17
Departed Amberley.
10MAR17
Arrived Luke AFB, Arizona.
06NOV20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA in 2OCU markings.
A35-003
MSN:
AU-03
USAF:
15-5211
31DEC17
First flown.
-
3SQN markings.
11DEC19
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-004
MSN:
AU-04
USAF:
15-5212
12DEC17
First flown.
06NOV20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA in 2OCU markings.
A35-005
MSN:
AU-05
USAF:
15-5213
23JAN18
First flown.
  2OCU markings.
11DEC19
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-006
MSN:
AU-06
USAF:
15-5214
14FEB18
First flown.
06NOV20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA in 2OCU markings.
A35-007
MSN:
AU-07
USAF:
15-5215
02JUL18
First flown.
06NOV20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA in 3SQN markings.
A35-008
MSN:
AU-08
USAF:
15-5216
16JUL18
First flown.
-
3SQN markings.
11DEC19
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-009
MSN:
AU-09
USAF:
15-5217
15AUG18
First flown.
-
3SQN markings.
05DEC18
Arrived at Amberley on delivery from the US.
10DEC18
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the US.
A35-010
MSN:
AU-10
USAF:
15-5218
16AUG18
First flown.
-
3SQN markings.
18OCT18
Delivered to 3SQN at Luke AFB.
05DEC18
Arrived at Amberley on delivery from the US.
10DEC18
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the US.
A35-011
MSN:
AU-11
USAF:
17-5294
07APR19
Arrived at Williamtown. Refuelled en route by RAAF KC-30A.
A35-012
MSN:
AU-12
USAF:
17-5295
07APR19
Arrived at Williamtown. Refuelled en route by RAAF KC-30A.
A35-013
MSN:
AU-13
USAF:
17-5296
11MAR19
First flown.
-
2OCU markings.
11DEC19
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-014
MSN:
AU-14
USAF:
17-5297
15MAR19
First flown.
-
2OCU markings.
11DEC19
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-015
MSN:
AU-15
USAF:
17-5298
14JUN19
First flown.
10SEP19
Arrived at Williamtown for 3SQN.
A35-016
MSN:
AU-16
USAF:
17-5299
24JUN19
First flown.
10SEP19
Arrived at Williamtown for 3SQN.
A35-017
MSN:
AU-17
USAF:
17-5300
23SEP19
First flown.
11DEC19
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA. 3SQN.
A35-018
MSN:
AU-18
USAF:
17-5301
30SEP19
First flown.
11DEC19
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-019
MSN:
AU-19
USAF:
18-5390
19
Expected to fly in 2019.
11APR20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA in 3SQN markings..
A35-020
MSN:
AU-20
USAF:
18-5391
19
Expected to fly in 2019.
11APR20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA in 3SQN markings..
A35-021
MSN:
AU-21
USAF:
18-5392
MAR20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-022
MSN:
AU-22
USAF:
18-5393
MAR20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-023
MSN:
AU-23
USAF:
18-5394
10JUL20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-024
MSN:
AU-24
USAF:
18-5395
15JUL20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-025
MSN:
AU-25
USAF:
18-5396
10JUL20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-026
MSN:
AU-26
USAF:
18-5397
15JUL20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-027
MSN:
AU-27
USAF:
18-5398
06NOV20
Diverted to Amberley due storms.
07NOV20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-028
MSN:
AU-28
USAF:
18-5399
14NOV20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-029
MSN:
AU-29
USAF:
18-5400
04AUG20
Noted flying at Fort Worth.
06NOV20
Diverted to Amberley due storms.
07NOV20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-030
MSN:
AU-30
USAF:
18-5401
24JUL20
Noted flying at Fort Worth.
22SEP20
An RAAF press release featuring a photo of A35-029 announced that the 30th F-35A had been accepted from Lockheed Martin.
14NOV20
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-031
MSN:
AU-31
USAF:
18-5402
11FEB21
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-032
MSN:
AU-32
USAF:
18-5403
11FEB21
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-033
MSN:
AU-33
USAF:
18-5404
11FEB21
Arrived at Williamtown on delivery from the USA.
A35-034
MSN:
AU-34
USAF:
-
   
A35-035
MSN:
AU-35
USAF:
-
   
A35-036
MSN:
AU-36
USAF:
-
   
A35-037
MSN:
AU-37
USAF:
-
   
A35-038
MSN:
AU-38
USAF:
-
   
A35-039
MSN:
AU-39
USAF:
-
   
A35-040
MSN:
AU-40
USAF:
-
   
A35-041
MSN:
AU-41
USAF:
-
   
A35-042
MSN:
AU-42
USAF:
-
   
A35-043
MSN:
AU-43
USAF:
-
   
A35-044
MSN:
AU-44
USAF:
-
   
A35-045
MSN:
AU-45
USAF:
-
   
A35-046
MSN:
AU-46
USAF:
-
   
A35-047
MSN:
AU-47
USAF:
-
   
A35-048
MSN:
AU-48
USAF:
-
   
A35-049
MSN:
AU-49
USAF:
-
   
A35-050
MSN:
AU-50
USAF:
-
   
A35-051
MSN:
AU-51
USAF:
-
   
A35-052
MSN:
AU-52
USAF:
-
   
A35-053
MSN:
AU-53
USAF:
-
   
A35-054
MSN:
AU-54
USAF:
-
   
A35-055
MSN:
AU-55
USAF:
-
   
A35-056
MSN:
AU-56
USAF:
-
   
A35-057
MSN:
AU-57
USAF:
-
   
A35-058
MSN:
AU-58
USAF:
-
   
A35-059
MSN:
AU-59
USAF:
-
   
A35-060
MSN:
AU-60
USAF:
-
   
A35-061
MSN:
AU-61
USAF:
-
   
A35-062
MSN:
AU-62
USAF:
-
   
A35-063
MSN:
AU-63
USAF:
-
   
A35-064
MSN:
AU-64
USAF:
-
   
A35-065
MSN:
AU-65
USAF:
-
   
A35-066
MSN:
AU-66
USAF:
-
   
A35-067
MSN:
AU-67
USAF:
-
   
A35-068
MSN:
AU-68
USAF:
-
   
A35-069
MSN:
AU-69
USAF:
-
   
A35-070
MSN:
AU-70
USAF:
-
   
A35-071
MSN:
AU-71
USAF:
-
   
A35-072
MSN:
AU-72
USAF:
-
   

 

 

 

 

When A35-001 and A35-002 returned to the United States on 8 March 2017 it was not the first time that a single-engined Lockheed aircraft had flown the Pacific from west to east. Lockheed Martin's Code One magazine tells the story.

 


Issue Date Remarks
19 01MAR21
A further 3 aircraft A35-031, 032 & 033 were delivered to Williamtown on 11FEB21.
18 14DEC20
Updated the delivery dates to show 30 aircraft delivered. Thanks to Bob Coppinger and various sources.
17 07DEC20
Added delivery dates for A35-019 and A35-020 from ADF-Serials.
A35-021 has arrived at Williamtown but the date is unknown.
Added delivery dates for A35-001, 002, 004, 008 & 007 based on Defence imagery. The same source states that a total of 9 aircraft were delivered on 06NOV20. Also added a table summarising delivery dates.
16 24JUL20
Added delivery details for A35-023 to A35-026. Thanks to Bob Coppinger.
15 13MAY20
Added details for A35-021 to A35-033 from www.F-16.net
14 13DEC19
Seven aircraft arrived at RAAF Williamtown on 11DEC19 (A35-003, 005, 008, 013, 014, 017 & 018). This brings the total number of aircraft in country to 13.
13 03DEC19
Added first flight dates for A35-016, 017 & 018.
12 13SEP19
Added delivery dates for A35-015 and 016.
11 23JUN19
Added first flight dates for A35-013, 014 and 015 thanks to Lockheed Martin Australia.
10 21JUN19
Table reformatted - yet again!
9 10APR19
Added A35-011 to 018. Table reformatted - again!
8 15JAN19
Added first flight dates for A35-003 to A35-009 inclusive with thanks to Lockheed Martin, Australia. Note that some of these dates vary with previously published dates from unknown sources.
7 20DEC18
Table reformatted.
6 06DEC18
A35-009 and A35-010 have arrived in Australia.
5 29OCT18
Added delivery date of A35-010.
4 20AUG18
Added details for A35-006 to A35-010.
3 10FEB18
Reformatted table and added A35-003, 004 & 005.
2 06MAY17
Added details of the attendance of A35-001 and A35-002 at the Avalon Airshow in MAR17. Thanks to Andy Doyle.
1 02NOV14
Original issue.

 



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