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 16th Pursuit Squadron (Intercept) was formed in 1940 with 10 more name changes up to
2003. In 1979 the unit was re-established as the 16th TFTS at Hill AFB and deactivated in 1986.
In February 2003 the unit was reactivated as the 16th WPS (Weapons School) at Nellis AFB,
Nevada with the purpose to train pilots on the operation and tactics of new F-16 Freedom Fighter.
In 2015 their mission changed when the first F-35A arrived with an additional six F-35s join the
squadron with one being AF 12-5053.



Specifications Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

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
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA4409
Lockheed F-35A
AF12-5053, 57 WG, 16th WPS, 2015
True 1/72 scale.

Professionally painted.

Great attention to detail.

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).

Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.

Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.

Optional armament provided.

Canopy can be displayed open or closed.

Pilot figure included.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.
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