Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter – 08-0747/EG, 58th FS “Mighty Gorillas”, 33rd FW, USAF, Eglin AFB, Florida, July 2011
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.4". Wingspan: 5.8"
Lockheed F-35A Lightning II #08-0747 (AF-9) was the fourth production model and made its first flight on May 13, 2011. On July 14, 2011 08-0747 was the first F-35 received by the 58th Fighter Squadron of the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, Florida. It was flown to Eglin by the first USAF qualified F-35 line pilot, Lt. Col. Eric Smith of the 58th FS. The 33rd FW is an F-35 training unit equipped with a new Integrated Training Center used to train pilots and maintenance crews.Opening canopy
Removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional open or closed weapons bays
Optional extended landing gear
Stand for 'in-flight' display
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:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14