by: Justin McCracken [ ]
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HistoryI'd like to start with a little bit of background on this modern fighter. The F-22 is a single seat, duel after-burning Pratt&Whitney F119-PW-100 turbo fanned fifth-generation fighter that uses stealth technology. Created by Lockheed Martin/Boeing and put into USAF service in December of 2005. It is said to be the best overall fighter in the world today. With only 151 built In October of 2009 President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 not including funding for production of anymore units. It is the only United States fighter with a ban on exports to any other country.
The Kit The kit itself consist of eight sprues of grey injected plastic, two fuselage halves and eight black nylon washers for the landing gear. Two options for canopy (smoke or clear) are provided. In total, there are more than 350 parts.
Decals for four different planes are included as well and of course the typical Hasegawa instructions.
Armament options are the following
- 6x AIM-120C
- 2x AIM-9X