Hobby Master HA4606 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II 168057, VMFAT-501, Eglin AFB, 2014 1/72

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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.
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT-501) “Warlords” was formed in April 2010 at 
Eglin AFB, Florida as a Fleet Replacement Squadron administratively under Marine Aircraft 
Group but operationally under the 33rd Fighter Wing that controls USAF and USN F-35 training. 
On July 17, 2014 VMFAT-501 began the transfer of their aircraft to Beaufort, South Carolina with 
F-35B 168067 c/n BF-06 VM-01 being the first to arrive. Official training began October 1, 2014 
with the Marines declaring the F-35B IOC (Initial Operational Capability) in July 2015.
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