• Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006
  • Hobby Master HA3325 F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 'Snipers' June 2006

F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 "Snipers" June 2006

Review on February 10, 2017 | Hobby Master Diecast Model 1/72 Scale

Basic Information

Hobby Master社製ダイキャストモデルです。商品の概略は以下のとおり。

This is a ready-made diecast model by Hobby Master Limited. The specifications of this product is as follows.

Product MakerHobby Master Limited.
Product Series1:72 Air Power Series
Product NameItem No:HA3325
F-5E Tiger II 730855, VMFT-401 "Snipers" June 2006
Model Scale1:72
DimensionsLength:20.4cm / Width:11.3cm
Release DateDecember 26, 2016 in Japan
Price11,664 yen in Japan
Notes *Ready-made display model (painted and assembled)
*Die-cast body with some plastic parts
*All markings by tampo printing
*Landing gears can be removed for flying position (gear covers included)
*Open-able canopy
*Pilot figure included
*Display stand included

REVIEW ABOUT THIS MODEL

SHAPE, DETAILS AND PAINTING

本モデルは実機に忠実なアウトラインを持ち、塗装やマーキング類も素晴らしい出来栄えです。 精密な彫刻と正確なパネルラインが施されています。 垂直尾翼が右に少し傾いているところが残念ですが、これは個体差だと思われます。

The outline is exactly same as the real plane. The surface is well detailed, and also it has accurate panel lines. The painting and markings are excellent too. But it is a pity that the vertical stabilizer is inclined to the right a little. I think that this is an individual difference.

DETAILED SURFACE AND EXCELLENT PAINTING

the drill work

オープンキャノピー差込孔が塗料で塞がれていたので、ピンバイスで開口しました。
The paint was blocking the insertion hole for open canopy, so I opened the hole with pinvise.

the drill work

the drill work

the drill work

About Real Plane

F-5E 730855

この機体(機体番号:730855・製造番号:R-1036)は南ベトナム空軍に供与された後、アメリカ海軍に返却されたものです。 1989年4月、この機体はアリゾナ州ユマのVMFT-401「スナイパー」仮想敵機部隊に配備されました。 第401海兵戦闘訓練飛行隊(VMFT-401「スナイパー」)は1986年3月に海兵隊唯一の仮想敵機部隊として開設された飛行隊です。 2006年、730855号機はアメリカ海軍第13混成戦闘飛行隊「ファイティング・セインツ」に配属され2012年に退役、AMARC (航空宇宙整備再生センター:Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center) 入りとなりました。

※上記解説文はウェブサイト「ホビーマスター・コレクター」からの引用です。

This Northrop F-5E Tiger II was provided to the South Vietnam Air Force and was returned to the USN as 730855 C/N R-1036. In April 1989 the aircraft became the property of VMFT-401 “Snipers” Adversary Squadron at Yuma, Arizona as Adversary 01. Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 (VMFT-401 “Snipers”) was activated in March 1986 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona and is the USMC’s only adversary squadron. In 2006 F-5E 730855 was sent to VFC-13 “Fighting Saints” and in 2012 retired to AMARC.

* Above explanation is quoted from website "Hobby Master Collector".

VMFT-401 F-5E between sorties. This is the aggressor unit based at MCAS Yuma. Photographed at Williams Gateway AZ.
VMFT-401 F-5E between sorties. This is the aggressor unit based at MCAS Yuma. Photographed at Williams Gateway AZ. Photo by Kevin L. Patrick. Thanks!

Acknowledgement

ホビーマスター製 F-5E ダイキャストモデルは私の大のお気に入り。 別のアグレッサー飛行隊のモデルも手に入れたいところです。 素敵なモデルを作ってくれてありがとう。ホビーマスターに感謝。

I love Hobby Master's F-5E diecast model. I want to get the another aggressor squadron model. Thanks to Hobby Master for making a nice models.

Expectation

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Reference

[Books & Magazine]

*FAMOUS AIRPLANES OF THE WORLD No.96 F-5E/F TIGER II, F-20 TIGERSHARK | Published by BUNRIN-DO Co.,Ltd. 2002

[Video]

*FIGHTING AIRCRAFT DVD Collection 18 F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger II | Published by K.K.DeAgostini JAPAN 2007

[Web]

*Hobby Master Collector
*Sniper-01 takin' a break by F16CrewChief on DeviantArt