Designed primarily for ground attacks and air superiority missions, the F-35B Lightning II is best known for its short take-offs as well as vertical landings. After rigorous testing, the U.S. Marines decided to deploy their first squadron of F-35B fighters on July 31, 2015. The Lightning II, along with other variants, is scheduled to provide most of the crewed tactical airpower for the Air Force, Navy, and the Marine Corps over the next few decades. This 1/72 scale, die cast Air Force 1 model features highly detailed panel lines, an internal weapons bay, and a display stand. 9" long.