Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II – 19-5473, 495th FS, 48th FW, USAF, RAF Lakenheath, England, December 2021
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.5". Wingspan: 5.75"
Limited production of approximately 700 models worldwide
The first four Lockheed Martin USAF F-35A Lightning IIs arrived at RAF Lakenheath England on December 15, 2021. These aircraft were #19-5473, 74, 75 and 76 with 3 more F-35As arriving two months later to the 48th FW “Statue of Liberty Wing”. After some debate over a name for the 495th FS, in mid-February the name “Valkyries” was chosen. “Valkyries” were Norse mythology female figures who decided who lived or die in battle. The 495th Fighter Squadron motto: 'Mala Ipsa Nova' means 'Bad News Itself' along with “Valkyries” is a very menacing combination.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional open or closed weapons bays
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-35 Lightning II artwork
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years