Mitsubishi F-2A, 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, JASDF . 1:72 Scale Diecast Metal – Length: 8.5" Wingspan: 6.25”
This model is a single seat and includes a pilot figurine. The canopy can open to allow the positioning of the pilot figure. This model comes with optional missiles, pods and fuel tanks. It also includes a detailed landing gear as well as the covers of the wheel wells to give the appearance of in-flight. There is a display stand included.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The box measures 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches by 3 inches.
The Mitsubishi F-2 is a multirole fighter derived from the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, and manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Lockheed Martin for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, with a 60/40 split in manufacturing between Japan and the United States. Production started in 1996 and the first aircraft entered service in 2000. The first 76 aircraft entered service by 2008, with a total of 98 airframes produced. The first active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar on a combat aircraft was the J/APG-1 introduced on the Mitsubishi F-2 in 1995. The F-2 is nicknamed "Viper Zero", a reference to the F-16's semi-official nickname of "Viper" and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero.