Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA4608 Lockheed F-35B Lightning II USN VX-23 Salty Dogs, BF-05, HMS Queen Elizabeth, September 25th 2018. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 5.75" Wingspan, 8.5" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions. It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. Lockheed Martin is the prime F-35 contractor, with principal partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. The aircraft has three main variants: the conventional takeoff and landing F-35A (CTOL), the short take-off and vertical-landing F-35B (STOVL), and the carrier-based F-35C (CV/CATOBAR). Primary Role: Stealth Multirole Fighter.
Lockheed Martin F-35B c/n BF-05 first flew on January 26, 2011. In July 2011 the aircraft went to NAS Patuxent River and began evaluations by VX-23, the USN fighter test center. During August 2013 the aircraft went for Developmental Test Phase II onboard USS Wasp. In September 2014 BF-05 would undergo testing at Eglin AFB’s Climatic Lab. In 2016 BF-05 deployed on USS America for DT-III and Operational Testing. September 25, 2018 piloted by Cdr. Nathan Gray BF-05 made its first landing and take off from the carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.
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|Size:||5.75" Wingspan & 8.5" Long|
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