US F-35A Lightning 134th FS 158th FW Vermont Air Guard Sept 2019 HA4421 scale 1:72
Hobby Master Air Power Series
Hobby Master Pre-finished die cast model
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.
On September 19, 2019 the first two of twenty F-35As were delivered to the Vermont ANG 134th FS/ 158th FW ‘The Green Mountain. With the arrival of these aircraft, 17-5265 ‘VT’/‘158 FW’ (c/n AF-207) and 17-5266 ‘VT’ (c/n AF-208), the Vermont ANG became the first ANG to receive the F-35A and the second operational wing in the USAF. In December 2019 three more F-35As arrived at Burlington. Originally formed as the 158th FG (Air Defense) and allotted to the Vermont ANG in 1956 the 158th eventually became the 158th FW in late 1995..
Specifications Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Role – Multi-role stealth fighter
First Flight – December 16, 2006
F-35A CTOL – 1
F-35B STOVL – 1
F-35C CV – 1