HA2721 Hobbymaster Japan F-2A “8th Sqn. 60th Anniversary” 13-8558, 8th SQ, JASDF, Tsuiki AB, 2020

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd Scale
HA2721
Japan F-2A
"8th Sqn. 60th Anniversary"
13-8558
8th SQ
JASDF
Tsuiki AB
2020

RRP £102.00

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA2721 Japan F-2A “8th Sqn. 60th Anniversary” 13-8558, 8th SQ, JASDF, Tsuiki AB, 2020. 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. In March 2011 it was re-registered as 13-8557. 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. In 2020 the 8th celebrated its 60th Anniversary and 13-8557 was given a special paint scheme with a predominant Panther face and claw marks.

RRP £102.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: HA2721

Model categories:
1/72nd scale Military Jet Aircraft, Future Hobbymaster models -all scales, Future Military Model Releases, HobbyMaster Aviation, Military Aviation, Mitsubishi F-2A / XF-2A