- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Highly detailed
- Display stand included.
- Measures 8.5” L x 5.75” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors. 14 years and above.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters. The fifth-generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground-attack and air-superiority missions. It has three main models: the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) variant, and the F-35C carrier-based catapult-assisted take-off but arrested recovery (CATOBAR) variant
The F-35A is the conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant intended for the U.S. Air Force and other air forces. It is the smallest, lightest F-35 version and is the only variant equipped with an internal cannon, the GAU-22/A. This 25 mm cannon is a development of the GAU-12 carried by the USMC's AV-8B Harrier II. It is designed for increased effectiveness against ground targets compared to the 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannon carried by other USAF fighters.
The F-35A is expected to match the F-16 in maneuverability and instantaneous high-g performance, and outperform it in stealth, payload, range on internal fuel, avionics, operational effectiveness, supportability, and survivability The A variant is primarily intended to replace the USAF's F-16 Fighting Falcon. At one point it was also intended to replace the A-10 Thunderbolt II starting in 2028.
This highly detailed Hobby Master model represents an F-35A (Bureau Number 15-5140) from the 4th Fighter Squadron “Fightin Fuujins”, 388th Fighter Wing based at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 4th Fighter Squadron was formed as the 4th Pursuit Squadron in 1941. Based at Naha AB in 1948 the 4th PS lost half their aircraft to a devastating storm so they chose the name Fightin Fuujins after the Okinawan God of Wind “Fuujin”. The 4th PS fought in Korea, Vietnam and conflicts against Iraq. In 1965 the unit was designated 4th TFS and in 1975 moved to Hill AFB as part of the 388th FW and became the 4th FS in 1991. In 2017 the 4th FS became the second unit to re-equip with the F-35A.
As with most Hobby Master models this F-35A features engraved panel lines, antennas, surface details an opening canopy, a well-appointed cockpit (with instrumentation details), pilot figure, full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, authentic squadron markings, and a display stand.
Great care should be taken when handling this model. This F-35A is a worthy addition to your diecast aircraft collection.
4th Fighter Squadron Emblem