HA2713B Hobbymaster Japan F-2A Jet Fighter 13-8557, 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, JASDF (with 2 x AAM-5, 4 x ASM-2)

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd Scale
HA2713B
Japan F-2A Jet Fighter
13-8557
8th Tactical Fighter Squadron
JASDF
(With 2 x AAM-5, 4 x ASM-2)

RRP £94.00

In stock

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA2713B  Japan F-2A Jet Fighter 13-8557, 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, JASDF (with 2 x AAM-5, 4 x ASM-2). Buy now online at Flying Tigers.

 

During the 1980s the U.S. military wasn’t interested in an updated version of the F-16 so they passed on the opportunity. Japan was replacing some of their aging fleet and decided to develop the new F-16 Agile Falcon in cooperation with Mitsubishi and Lockheed Martin. Production began in 1996 with the first aircraft being delivered in 2000. The new aircraft was named the F-2 and soon earned the nickname “Viper Zero”. Although the F-2 looks similar to the original F-16 it is larger in almost every aspect.

In June 2010 Mitsubishi F-2A 03-8557 c/n M1057 was delivered to the JASDF and in March 2011 was re-registered as 13-8557. In 2013 13-8557 represented the 3rd TFS at the TAC Meet at the Misawa AB painted as “Samurai Spirits”. On October 5, 2014 13-8557 transferred to the 8th Wing/8th TFS based at Tsuiki AB since mid 2016. The 8th Wing’s 6th and 8th TFS’s make up the JASDF Western Air Defense Force. Prior to acquiring the F-2 the 8th TFS flew the F-4E Phantom II.

RRP £94.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: HA2713B

Model categories:
1/72nd scale Military Jet Aircraft, HobbyMaster Aviation, Military Aviation, Mitsubishi F-2A / XF-2A, New Models In Stock