1:100 Scale – Mitsubishi F-2 - Japanese Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF) Length: 6", Width: 4.5”
This F-2 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 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 2.75"
These models are not toys, they will not last long if played with.
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.