Academy 12507 - USAF F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (Aus Decals), 1:72 Scale
USAF F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (Aus Decals), 1:72 Scale
ACA-1507 - Academy
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.
Academy has released the F-35A in 1/72 scale which is moulded in their multi-colour plastic scheme, the kit is presented on two parts trees moulded in dark gray styrene, two trees moulded in light gray styrene, one tree moulded in white styrene, one tree in black styrene, and one tree of clear parts (seven trees total).
- Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in black, white, dar gray and clear.
- Precisely reproduced panel lines of upper and lower body.
- Detailed reproduction of cockpit, weapon bay, landing gea and pilot figure.
- AIM-9X, AIM-120C, GBU-31(V)3 and GBU-38 missiles included.
- Waterslide decals.
- Illustrated instructions.
- Australia Decals included.
- Scale: 1/72
- Length: 8.58" (218mm)
- Height: 2.36" (60mm)
- Skill level 4
Glue and paint are required but are not included.
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