The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine, fifth generation multirole fighter used to perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with stealth capability.
When an alien starship landed over the city of Metropolis and began to generate a gravity beam that slowly began to destroy the city, F-35's were deployed to take out the ship. Their instruments began to fail however the nearer they go the the ship and their missiles failed to impact as the ships crashed around Metropolis when they lost power and stability.
- Man of Steel (First appearance)
- Man of Steel (Novel)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Prequel
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Flashback)
- The ones in Man of Steel were real F-35's and the first ones to be used for real in any film.