Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk - #82-806 (call sign “Vega 31”), 7th FS “Screamin Demons”, USAF, "Operation Allied Force", Kosovo War, 1999
1:72 Scale. Length: 11". Wingspan: 7.25"
Limited production of approximately 750 models worldwide
F-117A Nighthawk #82-806 was accepted on September 12, 1984. The aircraft from the 7th FS “Screamin Demons” at Holloman AFB, NM was assigned to the 8th FS during “Operation Allied Force” based at Aviano AB in Italy. On March 27, 1999 #82-806’s call sign was “Vega31” with a mission to bomb Serbian forces. During this mission the aircraft was hit by one of two missiles and became the first F-117 lost in combat. The pilot ejected and was rescued. F-117 Nighthawk #82-806 had previously flown 39 successful missions in “Operation Desert Storm”.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Historically accurate pad printed markings
Optional opened or closed weapons bay doors
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-117 Nighthawk artwork
The F-117 Nighthawk is a twin-engine attack aircraft built by Lockheed for the U.S Air Force and the first operational military aircraft designed using stealth technology. The F-117 was first flown on June 18, 1981 and achieved initial operating capability in 1983. F-117’s took part in the 1991 Gulf War and Operation Allied Force in Yugoslavia, where one was downed by a surface-to-air missile (SAM) on March 27, 1999. It was the only Nighthawk lost in combat. The F-117 was also used during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Of the 64 F-117s built, 59 were production versions. The U.S. Air Force retired the F-117 in 2008.
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14