Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter – "A35-001," Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), 2014
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.5". Wingspan: 5.8"
Lockheed Martin manufactured the first Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F-35A Lightning II as AU-1 but it is referred to as A35-001 by the RAAF. Construction began on October 8, 2013 with its first flight on September 29, 2014. The aircraft will be moved to the USAF Training School at Luke AFB, Arizona early in 2015. The RAAF flight crews will train at Luke AFB before returning to Australia. The RAAF will purchase 72 F-35A’s, equipping 3 Squadron in 2018 but it isn’t until 2023 that three combat plus one training squadron will be complete.Die-cast metal body
Realistic panel lines
Removable pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional open or closed weapons bays
Optional extended landing gear
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14