Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II – CF-01, U.S. Navy, 2010
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.5". Wingspan: 5.75"
Limited production of approximately 800 models worldwide
The first F-35C Lightning II, c/n CF-01, completed its first flight on June 6, 2010 that lasted fifty seven minutes. On November 6, 2010, wearing a hi-vis paint scheme on the tail, the aircraft was delivered to the USN VX-23 “Salty Dogs” Air Test and Evaluation Squadron at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. VX-23 was established in 1995 and operates several types of Navy aircraft. On average VX-23 conducts 3000 flights annually accumulating about 4,000 flight hours with a large portion of this time spent conducting high-risk flight tests.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Accurate printed markings (no decals)
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 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.
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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