Cobi F-35B Lightning II
- 594 Blocks
- Includes 1 figure – U.S. pilot
- Compatible with other leading brands of construction blocks
- Made in Europe (Poland)
- Illustrated instruction manual included with each set
- Model dimensions (L x W x H): 12.8″ x 8.5″ x 3.9″
- Recommended Ages: 8 & Up
- Part of Cobi Armed Forces collection
- Officially licensed by Northrop Grumman
- Scale: 1:48
Vehicle Fast Facts:
In U.S. service: 2015-Present
Nation of origin: United States
Role: Multi-role fighter
Wingspan: 38 feet
Length: 28 feet 9 inches
Height: 11 feet 10 inches
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-1830 “Twin Wasp”
Range: 845 miles
Rate of Climb: Approximately 45,000 feet per minute
Maximum Flight Level: 50,000
Maximum Speed: Mach 1.6 (Approximately 1,217 miles per hour)
Armament: 2 – Medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) AIM-120
2 – GBU-32 Joint direct attack munition (JDAM) 1,000 LB
Short range air-to- missile air intercept missile (AIM)-9X
25 mm GAU/A cannon
Crew: 1 Pilot
The Plane Behind the Toy
The F-35 is a fifth-generation fighter jet. It has a planned service life in the U.S. Armed Forces for some 66 years, until 2070.
Did you know? In addition to the United States Armed Forces, 13 other nations’ militaries also fly the F-35 Lightning II.
In total 9 nations from across the globe had a direct hand in the F-35’s development. Besides the United States, these nations are Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Australia.
Since the different service branches each had different requirements for the new plane, three versions of the F-35 were developed. For the U.S. Air Force, the F-35A replaces the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. While the F-35C replaces the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet for the U.S. Navy, for the U.S. Marine Corps, the F-35B will replace the AV-8B Harrier II.
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