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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA6203
Lockheed F-35C Lightning II Diecast Model
USN VF-103 Jolly Rogers, Rome Laboratory, NY, 2012, Antenna Testing Model

Rare and Collectible

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

With so many unanswered F-35 Lightning II questions that a computer simulation couldn't solve, it was deemed necessary to build two full-scale models. These fiberglass and aluminum models were completed two years before the first test F-35 flew. Since stealth was the key factor to the F-35's construction it was necessary to test the aircraft's antennae in different locations and varying angles. The F-35C model painted similar to the VF-103 Jolly Rogers was placed high on a pole to test if the larger wings and slight airframe difference would impact the antennas. Testing was conducted at the US Air Forces Research Laboratory in Rome, NY.

Please note: This model ships with two canopy options. One canopy painted black, as the full-scale model featured during testing. A second, transparent canopy is also provided to display this model as a "real" F-35C in Jolly Rogers markings.

Lockheed F-35C 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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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" 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.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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