The Lightning evolved beyond its initial interceptor role into a very capable strike fighter and reconnaissance platform.
The first production Lightning, the F.1, flew in October 1959, and deliveries began in the summer of 1960.
It had a powerful radar and heat-seeking Firestreak missiles. A follow-on variant, the F.1A, had air-refueling capability and a UHF radio.
The F.2 variant appeared in 1961, and had better range, speed and ceiling, a liquid-oxygen breathing system for the pilot, a steerable nosewheel, fully-variable afterburners, and improved electronics.
The F.3, featuring two 16,360-pound thrust Avon engines, a larger square-tip fin, Red-Top missiles, and the capability of carrying two large over-wing fuel pods, entered service in 1964.
The F.3A, later re-designated the F.6, was the result of a BAC recommendation to nearly double the Lightning's fuel capacity and to fit it with a redesigned wing. This modification allowed the airplane to carry more, be more efficient, and go faster.
- There are 68 parts in light grey plastic, 4 clear parts for canopy and missile
- Two x Red Top missile with clear parts
- F.1A version or F.2 Version can be selected.
- Model Scale: 1:72
- Completed Model Length: 233.13mm
- Completed Model Wingspan: 148.06mm
- Number of Parts: 72
Does NOT Include paint, glue or paintbrushes, these are sold seperately.
Packaging Dimensions: Length:38cm Height:23.5cm Width:5cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm
Safety Information: Suitable for ages 14+. Model making should always be done under adult supervision
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