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Hachette Collections Combat Aircraft HADC08
Lockheed F-35A Lightning II Diecast Model
USAF 56th OG, 63rd FS, Luke AFB, AZ, 2016

1:100 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed F-35A Lightning II   6"   4.25"

The 63rd Fighter Squadron is an active United States Air Force unit, assigned to the 56th Operations Group, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The 63rd FS will train F-35 Lightning II fighter pilots as a joint international effort between Turkey and the United States. Turkish and American pilots will fly both Turkish and American F-35s under the guidance of American instructor pilots. Like the 63rd, the 62nd and 61st fighter squadrons train an international cadre of F-35 pilots from partner nations like Norway, Italy and Australia. With its activation, the 63rd joins the 62nd and 61st as one of three dedicated F-35 training squadrons at Luke. Three more squadrons are slated to join the fighter wing by 2022 as Luk''s F-35 fleet expands towards its goal of 144 jets. After its transition is complete, Luke will maintain its status as the largest F-35 training base in the world.

Lockheed F-35A Lightning II

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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Hachette Collections Combat Aircraft

The Hachette Collections "Combat Aircraft" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Hachette Collections "Combat Aircraft" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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