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551425 1/72 F-35B "Lightning II" V/STOL Version
551425 1/72 F-35B "Lightning II" V/STOL Version

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Retail Price: $57.99
Scale: 1/72
Brand: Italeri

Stock Status: In Stock
Product Code: 551425

1425 - Scale 1 : 72

F-35 B Lightning II STOVL version
***100% NEW TOOLING***


The F-35's supersonic speed, unprecedented avionics, deadly weapons array and short takeoff and vertical landing capability, make it among the most lethal fighter jets.

Kit includes:
Weapons carrier trolley for dioramas.
Weapons: GBU-31 JDAM, AIM 9X, GUB-12 Paveway, Aim 120C
Markings for three versions: US Marines VMFA-121, VMFA-122, Royal Navy, Italian Marina Militare.
Pivoting engine nozzle allows for two thrust positions-straight and 90°.
Cockpit can be built open or closed.
Detailed ejection seat & instrument panel.
Can be built with aerodynamic fairing open to reveal vertical lift fan.

The JSF Joint Strike Fighter program was a developmental project to create a new 5th generation all-weather multirole combat aircraft to replace the existing American and NATO strike-fighter force. The aerospace industry team created the single-seat, single-engine F-35 Lightning II. This fighter employs stealth technology and is characterized by its trapezoidal wings and application of the most advanced hi-tech systems, materials and avionics. Designed to attain air superiority, provide close air support and undertake ground attack missions, it has been developed in differing configurations for its varying roles. The F-35B with its STOVL (Short Take Off and Vertical Landing) capability has been specifically designed to operate from modern aircraft carriers such as the British H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth or the Cavour, the flagship of the Italian Navy. The U.S Marines Corps plan to deploy the F-35B in both attack and ground support roles. The STOVL version is powered by the Pratt & Whitney afterburning turbofan and its swivel nozzle, which directs the thrust of the engine. Due in part to its operational flexibility, its advanced on-board technology, innovative design and performance features, the F-35 Lightning II is already a landmark aircraft in the world of 21st century military aviation.

Period: Modern
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 21.7 cm
Box Dim.: 345 x 242 x 48 mm

Decals for 3 versions: Italy - United Kingdom - USA

IPMS Review# 46746-Will Kuhrt

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