Lockheed F-35A Lightning 11 – 461st FLTS, 412 TW, USAF, Edwards AFB 2013
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA4401: Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning 11 of the 461st FLTS, 412 TW, Spring 2013. Production run of 2,000 models.
Length 8.5 inches Wingspan 5.75 inches
The 412th TW (Test Wing) is assigned to the USAF Test Center at Edwards AFB, California. The squadron was inactivated on August 5, 1994 because of the reduction in training on the F-15 at Luke AFB. However on October 23, 2006 the 412 TW was re-designated the 461 FLTS (Flight Test Squadron) and October 27, 2006 the squadron was reactivated at Edwards AFB as part of the 412 Operations Group, Air Force Materiel Command. Their primary goal is flight testing the F-35 Lightning II.
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.