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Hobby Master HA4614 F-35B Lightning II Beast Mode ZM148 RAF 617 Sqn HMS Queen Elizabeth Op Fortis 2021

Product Code: HMA4614
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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.

On May 1, 2021 HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed from Portsmouth to take part in “Operation Strike Warrior/ Operation Fortis 2021”. This is the first operational deployment of the UK Carrier Strike Group since 2011. This is the largest deployment in the world of the F-35. It is also the first time the ship has sailed with a full complement. One of the F-35s onboard is ZM148 (BK-14) modex 014. The aircraft was seen in “Beast Mode” armament, two internal Paveway IV, two AIM-132 and two AIM-120 AMRAAMs. Up to 22,000 lbs of firepower.

Features

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.

  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.

  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.

  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.

  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

Specifications

  • Length: 8.5"

  • Width: 5.75"

 

  • Role : Multi-role stealth fighter
  • First Flight : December 16, 2006
  • Crew :
  • F-35A CTOL : 1
  • F-35B STOVL : 1
  • F-35C CV : 1
  • Powerplant :
  • F-35A : 1 x Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-100, 40,000 lbs thrust with afterburner,25,000 lbs without.
  • F-35B : 1 x Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-600, 38,000 lbs thrust with afterburner,26,000 lbs without and 40,500 lbs vertical.
  • F-35C : 1 x Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-100, 40,000 lbs thrust with afterburner,25,000 lbs without.
  • Internal Fuel Capacity :
  • F-35A : 18,250 lbs (8,278 kg)
  • F-35B : 13,500 lbs (6,125 kg)
  • F-35C : 19,750 lbs (8,960 kg)
  • Weights :
  • Empty :
  • F-35A : 29,300 lbs (13,000 kg)
  • F-35B : 32,300 lbs (14,700 kg)
  • F-35C : 34,800 lbs (15,800 kg)
  • Maximum :
  • F-35A : 70,000 lbs (31,800 kg)
  • F-35B : 60,000lbs (27,300 kg)
  • F-35C : 70,000 lbs (31,800 kg)
  • Dimensions :
  • F-35A :
  • Length : 51.4 ft (15.7 m)
  • Wingspan : 35 ft (10.7 m)
  • Height : 14.4 ft (4.38 m)
  • F-35B :
  • Length : 51.2 ft (15.6 m)
  • Wingspan : 35 ft (10.7 m)
  • Height : 14.3 ft (4.36 m)
  • F-35C :
  • Length : 51.5 ft (15.7 m)
  • Wingspan : 43 ft (13.1 m)
  • Height : 14.7 ft (4.48 m)
  • Performance :
  • Speed with full internal weapons load :
  • F-35A : Mach 1.6
  • F-35B : Mach 1.6
  • F-35C : Mach 1.6
  • Combat Radius with internal fuel :
  • F-35A : 590 nm (1,093 km)
  • F-35B : 450 nm (833 km)
  • F-35C : 600 nm (1,100 km)
  • Range with internal fuel :
  • F-35A : 1,200 nm (2,200 km)
  • F-35B : 900 nm (1,667 km)
  • F-35C : 1,200 nm (2,200 km)
  • Weapons (Standard Internal) :
  • F-35A : 1 x 25 mm GAU-22/A cannon
  • 2 x AIM-120C air-to-air missiles
  • 2 x 2,000 pound GBU-31 JDAM guided bombs
  • Weapons Payload : 18,000 lbs (8,160 kg)
  • F-35B : 2 x AIM-120C air-to-air missiles
  • 2 x 1,000 lb GBU32 JDAM guided bombs
  • F-35C : 2 x AIM-120C air-to-air missiles
  • 2 x 2,000 pound GBU-31 JDAM guided bombs