Lockheed F-35A Lightning II
A 1/72 scale premium diecast model of a Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, 19-5473, 495th FS, 48th FW, RAF Lakenheath, December 2021.
This premium model features:
- True 1/72 scale, ensuring accurate representation of the iconic aircraft
- Professionally painted with great attention to detail
- All markings are tampoed (pad applied) for a realistic look
- Option to display the model on a stand that is provided, with the landing gear in the up or down positions
- Canopy that can be displayed open or closed
- Removable pilot figure included for added realism
- Made of extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic, making it a durable and long-lasting addition to your collection
- Highly sought after and collectable
This model has a nose-to-tail length of 21.5cm (8.4") and a wingspan width of 14.6cm (5.7").
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Get ready to be amazed by the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters! Designed to perform ground-attack and air-superiority missions, this amazing aircraft is setting new standards in modern warfare. With three main variants, the F-35A, F-35B, and F-35C, this versatile fighter jet serves the United States Air Force (USAF), Marine Corps (USMC), and Navy (USN) as well as numerous international partners and customers.
Design and Development
The F-35 Lightning II's story begins in the 1990s, when the United States embarked on the ambitious Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. Its goal? To replace several aging fighter aircraft with a single, state-of-the-art platform. Lockheed Martin won the competition in 2001, and the F-35 program was born. Today, it represents the largest military aircraft procurement program in history, with over 3,000 units planned for production.
The F-35 is all about advanced technology! With a radar-evading stealth design, cutting-edge sensors, and unparalleled situational awareness, it provides pilots with a decisive edge in combat. Its sophisticated avionics, powerful engine, and agile airframe allow for a wide range of mission capabilities.
The first F-35A entered service with the USAF in 2016, followed by the F-35B for the USMC and the F-35C for the USN. Since then, the F-35 has been a game-changer for allied air forces around the globe. Its stealth capabilities, high-speed performance, and advanced sensor suite make it a formidable adversary in the skies.
The F-35 Lightning II has participated in numerous training exercises, integrating seamlessly with other advanced aircraft and systems. It has also demonstrated its combat capabilities in real-world operations, contributing to the success of critical missions.
- Length: 50.5 ft (15.4 m) - 51.5 ft (15.7 m) depending on variant
- Wingspan: 35 ft (10.7 m) - 43 ft (13.1 m) depending on variant
- Height: 14.2 ft (4.33 m) - 14.7 ft (4.48 m) depending on variant
- Max Speed: Mach 1.6 (1,200 mph, 1,930 km/h)
- Range: 1,200 nmi (2,220 km) - 1,800 nmi (3,330 km) depending on variant
- Service Ceiling: 50,000 ft (15,240 m)
- Armament: Various air-to-air, air-to-ground, and anti-ship missiles, as well as precision-guided bombs
In conclusion, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a revolutionary aircraft that's redefining the future of aerial warfare. With its advanced technology, exceptional performance, and unmatched versatility, it's easy to see why the F-35 is the aircraft of choice for air forces around the world!
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Fantastic craftsmanship and attention to detail, well worth the price. I also greatly appreciated the fast overseas delivery and seamless ordering process. Keep up the great work guys!
An Outstanding Model!
This model is destined to be one that is coveted by many yet owned by few. She is a work of craftsmanship and sits as the centerpiece of the aerial armada that graces my den. The ability to display the aircraft in different configurations adds to the allure of the model. The most stunning configuration is the one displaying the aircraft in hover-mode. I never fails to draw attention! Even a picture of it as the wallpaper on my laptop brings appreciative remarks. You could not find a better model of this aircraft at this scale and at this price. It easily earns it 10-out-of-10 rating!
Highly detailed, my only suggestion is to give cockpit and pilot a little more detail.
High quality F-35 Model
Excellent quality model, the extras provided with detachable armament and landing gear are icing on the cake. Fantastic.
Good quality diecast plane. Received quickly. Will definitely buy from this site again
Beautiful model, honest price and fast shipping
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