Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter – #168733, VFA-101 "Grim Reapers", CAG, U.S. Navy, 2013
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.5". Wingspan: 5.75"
Limited production of approximately 1500 models worldwide
On February 14, 2013 the first Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II production model, #168733 c/n CF-06 completed its maiden flight. On April 24, 2013 it was assigned to USN VFA-101 “Grim Reapers” based at Eglin AFB Florida. The “Grim Reapers” were formed in 1952, disestablished in 2005, and reestablished in 2012 as a USN F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron and training facility for Joint Strike Fighter pilots and maintainers. All of these units are subordinate to 33rd FW. In 2016 #168733 was sent to VX-9 at China Lake California Naval Air Weapons Station.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Accurate pad printed markings (no decals)
Optional open or closed weapons bays
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening front cover panel and F-35 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 was first flown on December 15, 2006 and is scheduled to enter operational service in the coming years with the United States military and the air forces of several other nations that were partners in the development of the aircraft.
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.
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