Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA2823 LockheedF-22A Raptor "Mirror Coating" 04-4065, 422nd TES, November 2021. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 7.5" Wingspan, 10.25" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is an American single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed exclusively for the United States Air Force (USAF). The result of the USAF's Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) program, the aircraft was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but also has ground attack, electronic warfare, and signal intelligence capabilities. The prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, built most of the F-22's airframe and weapons systems and conducted final assembly, while Boeing provided the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems. Primary Role: Stealth Air Superiority Fighter.
F-22A 04-4065 was delivered in 2006 and is the first of two aircraft belonging to the 422 Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES) that have been seen wearing a special mirror-like finish. The coating on the first aircraft appears to be comprised of larger mirror tiles than the second aircraft. The first sighting of 04-4065 took place on November 19, 2021 at Nellis AFB and the second, 04-4070 on March 17, 2022. As to the purpose of this new covering, there is only speculation at this point. Stealth??
JUNE 2023 RELEASE
|Size:||7.5 " Wingspan, 10.25" Long|
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