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Forces of Valor 85082
Lockheed F-22A Raptor Diecast Model
USAF 1st FW, 27th FS Fightin' Eagles, #03-4049, Langley AFB, VA, 2006

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed F-22A Raptor   10.25"   7.5"

The 27th Fighter Squadron is a squadron of the United States Air Force, currently part of the 1st Operations Group of the 1st Fighter Wing, and deployed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. The unit was designated and re-designated numerous times before becoming the 27th Fighter Squadron Sept.1, 1991. The 27th took part in support of Operation Desert Storm based in Saudi Arabia. The 27th was the first operational squadron to fly the F-15 Eagle starting in 1976. Next in 2005 the 27th became the first operational F-22 squadron with a fleet of 40 aircraft. Elmendorff AFB, Alaska, became the second in August 2007 and Holloman AFB, New Mexico the third in June 2008. Operational Raptors will also be based at Hickam AFB Hawaii.

Lockheed F-22A Raptor

Designed to meet a US Air Force requirement for an Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) to replace the F-15 Eagle, the F-22 was first flown on September 29th, 1990. The USAF's ATF program aimed to produce a fifth-generation air superiority fighter that would be better matched against emerging new aircraft such as the Su-27 Flanker. The F-22 uses stealth technology and can function in air superiority, ground attack, intelligence and electronic warfare roles. Despite its capabilities, the F-22 program was relatively short-lived; by 2010 its high cost coupled with the development of the F-35 (a more versatile and less expensive aircraft) led to a cessation of F-22 production funding.

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Forces of Valor

The "Forces of Valor" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aicraft.

"Forces of Valor" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Fixed display stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed pilots and crew members.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.

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