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Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II

Scale 1/32

SKU 03231

Manufacturer Trumpeter

Price: £124.99

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The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (Lightning) is a single-seat, single-engine multi-role fighter built by Lockheed Martin as a fifth generation machine, designed to meet the needs of the USAAF, US Navy, US Army and US Marine Corps. Originally designated the X-35 JSF, this was changed in 2006 to the F-35 Lightning II. Despite the fact that the main recipient will be the US government, the project is also co-financed by other countries, especially Great Britain, Italy and the Netherlands. The main contractors are: Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. The overriding goal of the JSF idea is to create a universal machine, produced for all types of armed forces, which will allow for far-reaching standardization of spare parts and a significant reduction in costs. Finally, three versions of the F-35 (A, B and C) are to be built, which will have more than three-quarters of the same elements. The main task of the F-35 of all versions is to attack land targets, perform the tasks of a battlefield plane, air combat and electronic combat. It should be noted that the F-35 is designed for conflicts of a low intensity, in contrast to its larger “relative” F-22. Which does not change the fact that thanks to the propulsion unit used (Pratt-Whitney F135 engines), avionics and Stealth properties, it is one of the most modern multi-role aircraft in the world. The first serial F-35 was made in February 2006.

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