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F-35A Lightning, 57 WG, 16th WPS, 2015 (1:72) - Preorder item, order now for future delivery
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Prepainted Diecast Metal Model
Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
AF12-5053, 57 WG, 16th WPS, 2015
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Optional armament provided.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
The Lockheed F-35 is an advanced stealth fifth generation fighter combining speed and superb
agility. There are three variants; F-35A, B and C. The F-35A CTOL (Conventional Take Off and
Landing) and has four internal weapons stations in two weapons bays plus three optional
external weapons stations. The F-35B STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) variant while the
F-35C is a CV (Carrier Variant). The F-35 will replace the USAF A-10 and F-16, the F/A-18 for the
USN and the F/A-18 and AV-8B Harrier for the USMC.
The 16th Pursuit Squadron (Intercept) was formed in 1940 with 10 more name changes up to
2003. In 1979 the unit was re-established as the 16th TFTS at Hill AFB and deactivated in 1986.
In February 2003 the unit was reactivated as the 16th WPS (Weapons School) at Nellis AFB,
Nevada with the purpose to train pilots on the operation and tactics of new F-16 Freedom Fighter.
In 2015 their mission changed when the first F-35A arrived with an additional six F-35s join the