Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA2721 Mitsubishi Japan F-2A "8th Sqn. 60th Anniversary" 13-8558, 8th SQ, JASDF, Tsuiki AB, 2020. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 6.25" Wingspan, 8.5" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Mitsubishi F-2 is a multirole fighter derived from the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, and manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Lockheed Martin for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, with a 60/40 split in manufacturing between Japan and the United States. The basis of the F-2's design is the F-16 Agile Falcon, an unsuccessful offer by General Dynamics to provide a low-cost alternative for the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) competition. Production started in 1996 and the first aircraft entered service in 2000. The first 76 aircraft entered service by 2008, with a total of 98 airframes produced. Primary Role: Multirole Fighter.
In June 2010 Mitsubishi F-2A 03-8557 c/n M1057 was delivered to the JASDF. In March 2011 it was re-registered as 13-8557. On October 5, 2014 13-8557 transferred to the 8th Wing/8th TFS based at Tsuiki AB since mid 2016. The 8th WingÆs 6th and 8th TFSÆs make up the JASDF Western Air Defense Force. Prior to acquiring the F-2 the 8th TFS flew the F-4E Phantom II. In 2020 the 8th celebrated its 60th Anniversary and 13-8557 was given a special paint scheme with a predominant Panther face and claw marks.
NOVEMBER 2022 RELEASE
|Size:||6.25" Wingspan, 8.5" Long|
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