- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Highly detailed.
- Display stand included.
- Measures approximately: 10.25” L x 7.5” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors. 14 years and above.
This highly detailed Air Force 1 model represents an F-22A from the 325th Fighter Wing based at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The 325th Fighter Wing's primary mission is to provide air dominance training for F-22 Raptor pilots and maintenance personnel and air battle managers to support the combat Air Force. Training for F-22 pilots is performed in the 43d Fighter Squadron.
As with most Air Force 1 models, this F-22 features engraved panel lines, antennas, surface details and authentic squadron markings. The model also comes with a full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear and a display stand.
Great care should be taken when handling this model. This is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection.
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force (USAF). The result of the USAF's Advanced Tactical Fighter program, the aircraft was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but also has ground attack, electronic warfare, and signal intelligence capabilities. The prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, built most of the F-22's airframe and weapons systems and conducted final assembly, while Boeing provided the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems.
The aircraft was variously designated F-22 and F/A-22 before it formally entered service in December 2005 as the F-22A. After a protracted development and despite operational issues, the USAF considered the F-22 critical to its tactical air power. When the aircraft was introduced, the USAF stated that the aircraft was unmatched by any known or projected fighter. The Raptor's combination of stealth, aerodynamic performance, and situational awareness gives the aircraft unprecedented air combat capabilities.
The high cost of the aircraft, a lack of clear air-to-air missions due to delays in Russian and Chinese fighter programs, a ban on exports, and development of the more versatile F-35 led to the end of F-22 production. A final procurement tally of 187 operational production aircraft was established in 2009, and the last F-22 was delivered to the USAF in 2012.