The first F-35C Lightning II completed its first flight on February 14, 2013, before being assigned to VFA-101 "Grim Reapers" only a few short months later. Based at Eglin AFB in Florida, the Squadron was established as a U.S. Navy Fleet Replacement Team in 2012, and provided training for Joint Strike Fighter pilots, as well as maintainers. In 2016, the F-35C was moved to VX-9 "Vampires" at China Lake, California Naval Air Weapons Station.
This 1/72 scale, Hobby Master, die cast replica of an F-35C Lightning II, as it appeared with VFA-101 "Grim Reapers," CAG Bird, 2013, features authentic markings and professional hand-painted details, an opening canopy, optional-position landing gear, and a display stand. 8½" long.
Hobby Master: HA6201
Note: Available May 2019. Reserve yours today! (Your card will not be charged until the item ships.)