Hobby Master HA4413 – 1/72 Scale F-35A Lightning II Diecast Model
|Length||21.4 cm||8.42 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||14.9 cm||5.86 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Canopy displayable open or closed
- Display stand included.
1/72 scale Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II – Hobby Master HA4413
Hobby Master HA4413 diecast model replicates in 1/72 scale the Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II, s/n AF14-5097, of the 34th Fighter Squadron (FS) “Rude Rams”, 388th Fighter Wing (FW), United States Air Force (USAF). While deployed to RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom for several weeks in early 2017
34th Fighter Squadron “Rude Rams”, USAF
The 34th FS “Rude Rams” is a unit of the USAF, based at Hill Air Force Base, Utah and currently operates the F-35A lightning II.
Formed on October 1944, operating the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, served in the Western Pacific during World War II and later the Vietnam War. More recently, Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Desert Fox, Noble Eagle and the Afghanistan War. The squadron received its first F-35A on September 2, 2015.
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American single-seat, single-engine, stealth, multirole fighter that first flew (F-35A) on December 15, 2006. A fifth-generation combat aircraft designed to conduct ground-attack and air-superiority missions in all weather. The United States Marines (USMC) declared the first squadron (F-35B) operational in July 2015, US Air Force (USAF) (F-35A) in August 2016 and US Navy (USN) (F-35C) in February 2019. The F-35 made its combat debut in 2018 with the Israeli Air Force.
The F-35A, conventional takeoff and landing, smallest and lightest model, equipped for aerial boom refuelling and the only model with an internal cannon.
The F-35B, short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL), similar in size to the -A with a probe-drogue aerial refuelling. The internal weapon bay is smaller and internal fuel capacity reduced to accommodate the vertical flight system.
The F-35C, Carrier capable, larger wings, more robust landing gear, wingtips fold and probe-drogue aerial refuelling. It has the greatest internal fuel capacity of the three.
Hobby Master HA4413 – 1/72 scale diecast model Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, s/n 14-5097, 34th FS “Rude Rams”, 388th FW, USAF, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, early 2017