Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightening II VFA-101 “Grim Reapers” 1:72 Scale Diecast Model By Air Force 1
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- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & Plastic parts
- Highly detailed
- Stand included
- Measures 9” L x 6” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors.
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
Compared to the F-35A, the F-35C carrier variant features larger wings with foldable wingtip sections, larger wing and tail control surfaces for improved low-speed control, stronger landing gear for the stresses of carrier arrested landings, a twin-wheel nose gear, and a stronger tailhook for use with carrier arrestor cables. The larger wing area allows for decreased landing speed while increasing both range and payload.
The United States Navy intends to buy 260 F-35Cs to replace the F/A-18A, B, C, and D Hornets and complement the Super Hornet fleet
This F-35C model by Air Force One represents Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 “Grim Reapers”. VFA-101 is the US Navy Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) currently based at Eglin AFB. Florida. VFA-101 received its first F-35C on 22 June 2013.
The model is highly detailed with squadron markings, panel lines, detailed cockpit with pilot figure. The model can be displayed with multiple optional configurations, In flight, open or closed weapons bays and extended landing gear and wing tips folded. The model also comes with internal and external payloads which include fuel tanks, 2 medium bombs and two air to air missiles. Metal display stand included.
This F-35C is a worthy addition to your diecast aircraft collection.