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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 2) A00005
Lockheed F-35C Lightning II JSF Diecast Model
USN VX-23 Salty Dogs, #CF-03, NAS Patuxtent River, MD

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed F-35C Lightning II JSF   8.5"   7.25"

Lockheed F-35C CF-03 completed its maiden flight on May 21st, 2011 before being delivered to US Navy Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23) at NAS Patuxtent River, Maryland. It made history on November 3rd, 2014 when it flew to the USS Nimitz and performed the first ever F-35 arrested carrier landing. Later joined by F-35C CF-05, the two aircraft went on to complete 124 catapult launches; 222 touch-and-goes and 124 arrested landings in thirty-two flights spanning 38.6 flight hours.

The F-35C is the Navy’s first stealth fighter and the world’s only 5th Generation, long-range stealth strike fighter designed and built explicitly for carrier operations. The F-35C combines this unique capability of operating from a carrier deck with the unmatched 5th Generation capabilities of stealth, fused sensors and reliability, making the F-35C the Navy’s future first-day-of-the-war strike fighter. The F-35C variant has larger wings and more robust landing gear than the other variants, making it suitable for catapult launches and fly-in arrestments aboard naval aircraft carriers. Its wingtips also fold to allow for more room on the carrier’s deck while deployed. The F-35C also has the greatest internal fuel capacity of the three F-35 variants. The F-35C carries nearly 20,000 pounds of internal fuel for longer range and better persistence than any other fighter in a combat configuration. And, like the F-35B, the F-35C uses probe and drogue refueling. This allows the Navy to operate its carriers a safe distance from the threat while its fighters reach remote targets.

Lockheed F-35C Lightning II JSF

Designed to meet the US Military's requirement for a multi-role Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35 was first flown on December 15, 2006. This single-seat fighter is one of the most advanced aircraft of our time, said to be four times more effective at air-to-air combat and eight times more effective at air-to-ground combat than any other existing aircraft. It uses a low-maintenance stealth technology, and some versions have an innovative Lift System, which gives the F-35 vertical take-off and landing capabilities. The US plans to buy a total of 2,443 F-35s at a cost of $323 billion, which makes the F-35 the most expensive defense program in history.

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Air Force 1's 1:72 scale F-35C features hinged folding wings that can be displayed in either the extended (flight) position or the folded (parking) position.

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Air Force 1 Aircraft (Series 2)

The Air Force 1 range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Air Force 1 (Series 2) diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Authentic markings and placard details.
  • Metal presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.

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