Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II – No. 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF), HMS Queen Elizabeth, Operation FORTIS, 2021
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.5". Wingspan: 5.75"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
On May 1, 2021 HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed from Portsmouth to take part in “Operation Strike Warrior/ Operation Fortis 2021”. This is the first operational deployment of the UK Carrier Strike Group since 2011. This is the largest deployment in the world of the F-35. It is also the first time the ship has sailed with a full complement. One of the F-35s onboard is ZM148 (BK-14) modex 014. The aircraft was seen in “Beast Mode” armament, two internal Paveway IV, two AIM-132 and two AIM-120 AMRAAMs. Up to 22,000 lbs. of firepower.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with 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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years