Hobby Master HA6202 Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II CF-01 US Navy Model 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.

The first Lockheed Martin F-35C c/n CF-01 completed its maiden flight on June 6, 2010 and lasted fifty seven minutes. On November 6, 2010, wearing a hi-vis paint scheme tail the aircraft was delivered to the USN VX-23 “Salty Dogs” Air Test and Evaluation Squadron at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. VX-23 was established in 1995 and operates several types of aircraft. On average VX-23 conducts 3,000 flights annually accumulating about 4,000 flight hours with a large portion of this time spent conducting high-risk flight tests.
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