The X-35C Joint Strike Fighter is an experimental CTOL version of the F-35. It is a multi-role plane, though it is treated in the game as a fighter. It excels in maritime combat. Also, it is the only playable aircraft in Energy Airforce which can be used for License 2-2, as the F-35 cannot be piloted in License Mode. it is also the only aircraft in the game with a carrier hook.