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Hobbymaster – 1:72 F-35B Lightning II ‘Beast Mode’ ZM148 RAF HMS Queen Elizabeth ‘Op. Fortis’

Product Code: HA4614
£94.99
Dimensions: 21.6 × 14.9 × 6.1 cm
Condition: Brand New

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F-35B Lightning II ‘Beast Mode’ ZM148 RAF 617 Sqn HMS Queen Elizabeth ‘Op. Fortis’

GENERAL BACKGROUND
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 Aircraft
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.
SPECIFICATIONS :
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

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