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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk - #85-831 (with Skunk Works artwork on the underside), 410th FTS, 412th Test Wing, USAF, Edwards AFB, CA, 1990
1:72 Scale. Length: 11". Wingspan: 7.25"
Limited production of approximately 700 models worldwide
The 412th Test Wing, 410th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base was the last units to operate the F-117 Nighthawk. F-117 #85-831 first flew in 1987 and on December 1, 1988 was the first F-117 to test the new OCIP II upgrade. Between November 27 and December 6, 1990 #85-831 wore a painting of a skunk on its belly as a tribute to the Skunk Works. On December 6 1990 #85-831 was flown to Area 51 to celebrate the retirement of the company’s president Ben Rich. The painting was removed immediately after the event.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 is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with precision-tooled die-cast 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