Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II – 169415, VMFA-211, USMC, January 2019, 2018 Afghanistan mission markings, comes in Beast Mode (New Peregrine Missile)
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.5". Wingspan: 5.75"
Limited to approximately 750 models worldwide
In September of 2018 VMFA-211 was deployed aboard the U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex. On the 28th of September a F-35B carried out a strike against Afghan Taliban. This marked the first time a U.S. F-35 Lightning was used in combat when it delivered a precision-guided bomb. The aircraft wore the name Lt. Col Chris “Otis” Raible on the side under the cockpit to honor the former commander of VMFA-211 killed in Afghanistan in 2012. Later in 2018, mission markings were applied to F-35B 169415’s front landing gear door.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Accurate printed graphics (no decals)
Normal flight mode or VTOL mode
Optional position thrust vectoring nozzle
Optional open or closed lift fan cover
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 aircraft carrier-based variant. The F-35 was developed 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 Lightning II was first flown on December 15, 2006 and is entering operational service with the United States military and the air forces of several other nations that were partners in the development of the aircraft.
Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-assembled, die-cast display models. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an F-35 Lightning II features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years