Academy 1/72 F-35A Lightning II USAF Plastic Model Kit

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Academy 1/72 F-35A Lightning II USAF Plastic Model Kit (AY12507)
£25.99
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Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement (AD83)
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Academy 1/72 F-35A Lightning II USAF Plastic Model Kit

The Joint Strike Fighter program started with a set of requirements for a tactical fighter that would meet the operational needs of the US Air Force, US Navy, and US Marine Corps using an airframe that maximized the number of common parts and thereby reduce development and maintenance costs. As with any ambitious program like this, the devil is in the details and as the program evolved, challenges arose. The first step in the program was to determine the best overall design and Boeing developed the X-32 that had, shall we say, a rather unique appearance. Lockheed Martin countered with the X-35 and this design would ultimately prevail. This victory made Lockheed Martin the only US company to produce the only two Generation Five fighters in US service - the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning II.

 

FEATURES:

  • Nicely detailed cockpit
  • Optional seated pilot with new virtual display helmet
  • Positionable canopy
  • Positionable weapons bay doors
  • Nice details in the weapons bays
  • Positionable landing gear

 

Please note: this plastic model kit will require paints and glue to be completed. Available separately.


Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement 40ml (AD83)

Plastic Magic Cement is a thin, liquid plastic cement with a 10-15 sec adjustment time & non-clog action. It is non-toxic, non-flammable, has minimal odour and almost zero emissions when compared to competitors.