Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Mitsubishi F-1"90-8226"
8th Sqn., 3rd Wing, JASDF, Misawa AB, Japan
Die-cast metal.
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Fully assembled.
Weapons that are not permanently attached.
Comes with crew figures
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
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The Mitsubishi F-1 is a single-seat attack aircraft that evolved from the Mitsubishi T-2
supersonic jet trainer. Its primary task in the Japanese Self Defense Force is anti-
shipping with an air-to-air capability. The F-1 entered service in April 1978 and
production ended in March 1987.  160 aircraft were planned, but only 77 were built. The
F-1 had several upgrades to extend its service life. The F-1 has slowly been replaced by
the Mitsubishi F-2 and upgraded F-4EJ "Kai" Phantom II's. In 2006 six F-1's were retired.

The 3 Kokudan (wing) is made up of two Hikotais (Squadrons), 3 Hikotai and 8 Hikotai.
Both are assigned to Misawa Air Base in northern portion of the island of Honshu. The
Mitsubishi F-1 first flew in November 1976 and very soon after equipped several
squadrons. In 1983 JASDF squadrons began to use individual markings so the 8 Hikotai
of 3 Kokudan chose the Black Panther (Kurohyou) as well as using “Black Panthers” as
their name. A Black Panther is usually found on the aircraft tail and just behind the

Specifications for the Mitsubishi F-1

Role - Multi-role Light Fighter and Maritime Attack

Crew – 1 x pilot

Length – 17.66 m   (57 ft 11 in)
Wingspan – 7.88 m   (25 ft 10 in)
Height – 4.39 m   (14 ft 5 in)
Wing Area – 21.2 m

Empty – 6,358 kg   (14,017 lb)
Maximum Takeoff – 13,674 kg   (30,146 lb)

Power Plant – 2 x Ishikawa-Harima TF40-801A After-burning Turbofan
Each Producing 32.4 kN   (7,280 lbf ) (License Built Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca Adour Mk
Maximum Speed – 1,700 km/h   (1,060 mph)
Rate of Climb - 118 m/s   (35,000 ft/min)
Service Ceiling – 15,250 m   (50,020 ft)
Range – 1,130 km   (705 miles)

1 x 20 mm JM61A1 Vulcan Cannon
AIM-9 Sidewinder Missiles
Mitsubishi AAM-1
Mitsubishi ASM-1/2 Anti-ship Missiles
JLAU-3A 70 mm Rocket Pods
RL-7 70 mm Rockets
RL-4 125 mm Rockets
Mk-82 500 lb General Purpose Bomb
M117 750 lb General Purpose Bomb
GCS-1 – IR Guided Versions of the Mk-82
All Can Be Carried On
4 x Under-Wing Pylons, 1 x Under-Fuselage Pylon, 2 x Wingtip Missile Rails