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JASDF Mitsubishi F-2A ~ 1/72 - Diecast

JASDF Mitsubishi F-2A ~ 1/72 - Diecast
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Price: $134.95
Availability: In Stock
Model: F-2B
Average Rating: Not Rated

SCALE: 1/72
LENGTH: 21.6 CM
MANUFACTURER: Hobby Master
PRODUCT: Diecast
WHEELS: Yes
STAND: Yes 
REGO: 33-8124

JASDF 21st Hikotai, Matsushima AB, Japan, April 2012

Mitsubishi F-2B -During the 1980s General Dynamics, the developer of the F-16, proposed another 
version of the F-16 called the F-16 Agile Falcon. The US military opted not to get 
involved because they were busy upgrading their present fleet as well as developing 
the  new F-22/JSF. Japan had decided to purchase the F-16 to replace its aging F-1 
aircraft but then decided to develop the F-16 Agile Falcon concept. The new aircraft for 
the JASDF (Japan Air Self Defense Force) would be the F-2 and manufactured with a 
60/40 split between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin 
bought General Dynamics in 1993. Production started in 1996 with the first aircraft being 
delivered in 2000. 94 of the F-2 aircraft are scheduled to be manufactured. It might look 
like an F-16 but the Mitsubishi F-2 is a completely new fighter. It is made from a 
composite material to reduce weight and radar signature, a larger tail plane and larger 
air intake. The single seat fighter is the F-2A while the two seat version (F-2B) is a trainer that is fully combat capable.

 

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