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Hobby Master 1/72 HA2809 Lockheed F-22A Raptor, USAF 411th FLTS, #06-4132, Edwards AFB, CA, 2010

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Lockheed F-22A Raptor, USAF 411th FLTS, #06-4132, Edwards AFB, CA, 2010

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Hobby Master 1/72 HA2809 Lockheed F-22A Raptor, USAF 411th FLTS, #06-4132, Edwards AFB, CA, 2010

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1:72 Scale                                  Length           Width
Lockheed F-22A Raptor           10.25"             7.5"

Lockheed F-22A Raptor c/n 4132 was delivered to the USAF on December 22, 2009 with a serial of 06-132 painted on it even though the correct serial is 07-4132. There have been many theories as to why the difference in numbers and one is this aircraft was on a separate contract as a "replacement test aircraft". Another is since 132 had been held back for testing and data gathering it affected the serial.

Lockheed F-22A Raptor
Designed to meet a US Air Force requirement for an Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) to replace the F-15 Eagle, the F-22 was first flown on September 29th, 1990. The USAF's ATF program aimed to produce a fifth-generation air superiority fighter that would be better matched against emerging new aircraft such as the Su-27 Flanker. The F-22 uses stealth technology and can function in air superiority, ground attack, intelligence and electronic warfare roles. Despite its capabilities, the F-22 program was relatively short-lived; by 2010 its high cost coupled with the development of the F-35 (a more versatile and less expensive aircraft) led to a cessation of F-22 production funding.

Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F-22 Raptor is constructed almost entirely in diecast metal with near-seamless construction. The cockpit has an articulating hinged smoke-colored canopy that closes with almost no visible gap and opens to reveal a detailed interior with side-mounted fly-by-wire joystick, throttle controls, ejection seat and pad-printed digital display screens. The stabalators are movable, and the under-wing mounted fuel tanks are removable. The landing gear are constructed as complete subassemblies for quick configuration, and a full complement of configurable ordnance exposes structural details when configured in the deployed position.

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

    Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
    Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
    Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
    Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
    Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
    Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
    Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
    Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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Show on Homepage F-22A Raptor
Diecast Toy Manufacturer Hobby Master
Manufacturer No
Country United States
Scale 1:72
Type Jet Aircraft
Series F-22
Color Grey