Welcome back to our channel for a feature on the Lockheed Martin F-35A, the US Air Force version of the 5th generation stealth fighter and its cold weather operations capability. That would be 6500 lbs of fuel a minute (about 950 gallons) not 6500 gallon a minute as that would be over 100 gallon a second. Why does a missile have to point forward to shoot? No way to spin it 360 in any direction after it extends out of the air craft ? What an advanced to shoot backwards in a dog fight with full accuracy. I guess you are more likely to face your opponent when firing missiles. Dog fights don't really happen IRL. The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions. It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. Lockheed Martin is the prime F-35 contractor, with principal partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. The aircraft has three main variants: the conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) F-35A, the short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) F-35B, and the carrier-based (CV/CATOBAR) F-35C.