Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor 325 FW - USAF - 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Hobby Master
1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor - 325 FW - USAF– Length: 10.25" Wingspan: 7.5”
This Raptor model is single seat aircraft and does includes a pilot figure. The cockpit can open but one has to be very careful to avoid damaging it. The landing gear is optional, one can select to display the landing gear in its extended position or to cover the wheel wells as in the inflight position. The different pieces can be placed on the weapons' bay to make it look in the opened or closed position. Several weapons pylons and fuel tanks can be attached. A stand where the model can be attached for display is included.
The maker of the model, Hobby Master, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clearly defined.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The box measures 11 inches by 11 inches by 4 inches.
The aircraft was variously designated F-22 and F/A-22 prior to formally entering service in December 2005 as the F-22A. Despite a protracted development as well as operational issues, the USAF considers the F-22 a critical component of its tactical air power, and states that the aircraft is unmatched by any known or projected fighter. The Raptor's combination of stealth, aerodynamic performance, and situational awareness gives the aircraft unprecedented air combat capabilities.