1:100 Scale – Mitsubishi F-1 - Japanese Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF) Length: 7", Width: 3.25”
This F-1 model is made of plastic and diecast metal. The diecast metal part happens to be the lower part of the fuselage, the rest is plastic. The model is designed to be displayed on its landing gear. No display is included. A transparent plastic plate is included with the model's information.
The maker of the model, DeAgostini, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp.
These models are Japanese imports, so the branding and lettering on the packaging are in Japanese. These models come enclose two plastic transparent shells. The package measures 9" by 6.5" by 2.25"
These models are not toys, they will not last long if played with.
The Mitsubishi F-1 is Japan's first post-World War II domestically developed and built supersonic military jet, to enter production in Japan since the end ofWorld War II, thus it was nicknamed "Supersonic Rei-Sen". Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Fuji Heavy Industries jointly developed the F-1. At first glance, it resembles the French/Anglo SEPECAT Jaguar, but was a completely independent Japanese effort (although it uses the same engines). Its primary role is anti-ship attack, secondary role is ground attack, and it has limited air-to-air capabilities (short-range AIM-9 Sidewinder for self-defense).