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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Northrop Grumman F-5E Tiger II (as a fictional Soviet MiG-28) – VFC-13 “Saints”, U.S. Navy, “Top Gun” film 1985
1:72 Scale. Length: 7.75". Wingspan: 4.5"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
Since the Russian/Soviet Union aircraft are assigned odd number designators (MiG-15, MiG-17 Mig-19) the MiG-28 is purely a fictional designation for the F-5 aircraft used in the movie “Top Gun”. The Soviet aircraft in the movie were 3 F-5Es and 1 F-5F supplied by the VFC-13 Saints and VFA-127 “Desert Bogeys” and painted with a temporary semi-gloss black scheme with pilot names printed in Cyrillic. The aircraft had the shark nose radome and leading edge extension modifications. These MiG-28s were never clearly identified as belonging to a specific country although a certain country came to the viewers mind.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-5 Tiger II artwork
The Northrop F-5 was designed as an extremely maneuverable, twin-engine supersonic fighter aircraft with a high rate of reliability at a low operating cost. It was first flown on July 30, 1959 with the first customer delivery in 1964. The last of more than 2,600 F-5’s was produced in 1989 and about two-thirds of these are still in service with 26 countries more than four decades later. The F-5 was manufactured by Northrop Grumman and under license in Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, Spain and Switzerland.
Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years