- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Display stand included.
- Measures 8.3” L x 7.0” 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
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 Hobby Master F-35C model 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.
As with most Hobby Master models, this F-35C features engraved panel lines, antennas, surface details and pad printed authentic squadron markings. The canopy can be displayed open or closed and reveals a well-appointed cockpit (with instrumentation details). The model also comes with a 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.