Japan's first domestically built military jet, the Mitsubishi F-1 was a supersonic aircraft introduced in 1978. It performed numerous roles during its nearly three-decade lifespan, including ground attack, air support, and its primary duty as an anti-ship platform. And, though it resembles the SEPECAT Jaguar, it was independently designed by Japanese engineers. Seventy-seven were built and it was retired in March of 2006.
Made by Hobby Master, this 1/72 scale, die cast model replicating an F-1 as it appeared during the "Air Combat Meet 2000" features recessed panel lines, detailed exhaust ports, an opening canopy, a well-appointed cockpit (including panel instrumentation and a removable pilot figure), authentic markings, optional-position landing gear, and a display stand. Measures approximately 9¾" long with a 4¼" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA3407