Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightening II VX-23 “Salty Dogs” BF-05 2018 1:72 Scale Diecast Model By Hobby Master
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- 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-35B is the short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the aircraft. Similar in size to the A variant, the B sacrifices about a third of the A variant's fuel volume to accommodate the vertical flight system. The U.S. Marine Corps plans to purchase 340 F-35B and 80 F-35C models to replace current inventories of both the F/A-18 Hornet (A, B, C and D-models), and the AV-8B Harrier II, in the fighter and attack roles
Britain's Royal Air Force and Royal Navy plan to introduce the F-35B as a replacement for the Harrier GR9, which was retired in 2010, and Tornado GR4, which will retire in 2019. The F-35 is intended to be the United Kingdom's primary strike attack aircraft for the next three decades.
This highly detailed Hobby Master model represents the F-35B BF-05 assigned to VX-23 during the first landing and take off aboard the Royal Navy carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth in 2018. During this historic flight BF-05 was flown by Commander Nathan Gray, Royal Navy.
As with most Hobby Master models this F-35B features engraved panel lines, antennas, surface details an opening canopy, a well-appointed cockpit (with instrumentation details), 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-35B is a worthy addition to your diecast aircraft collection.