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F-35A Lightning II Model, USAF, 422nd TES - Hobby Master HA4405

F-35A Lightning II Model, USAF, 422nd TES - Hobby Master HA4405 - click to enlarge
F-35A Lightning II Model, USAF, 422nd TES - Hobby Master HA4405 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter AF 10-5009, 422nd TES, 53rd Wing, Nellis AFB, Nevada, Spring 2013

1:72 Scale.  Length: 8.4".  Wingspan: 5.8"

The 422nd TES (Test and Evaluation Squadron) was established in 2013 specifically to test and evaluate the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. This testing will determine how best to use this new aircraft in operational conditions and situations. Using the findings of these tests the 422nd will develop tactics for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat scenarios. Lockheed F-35 Lightning II 10-5009 was delivered to the U.S. military on December 21, 2012. On March 19, 2013, 10-5009 was assigned to the 422nd TES at Nellis AFB, Nevada.

The Lockheed F-35 Lightning II is a fifth generation multi-role fighter aircraft that combines radar evading stealth technology with supersonic speed and extreme agility. The three variants of the Lightning II are the F-35A, B, and C. The F-35A is the conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant. It features two internal weapons bays and six external hardpoints for mounting a variety of weapons under the wings plus an internal 25 mm cannon. The F-35B is the short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant while the F-35C is the carrier-based variant. It was designed to replace the U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet and the U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8 Harrier II.

The F-35 was first flown on December 15, 2006 and is scheduled to enter operational service in the coming years with the United States military and the air forces of several other nations that were partners in the development cost of the aircraft.

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.

This model of an F-35 Lightning II features:

  • Die-cast metal body
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit
  • Removable pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Optional open or closed weapons bays
  • Removable weapons
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14

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