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Anyone working on a 72nd raptor?

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Anyone heard any news about a manufacturer making a 72nd Raptor? I heard Hasegawa was making one about 5 years ago but I haven’t heard anything about it since. I was wondering if one of the newer manufacturers like GWH had one planned or if Hasegawa is still working on it?

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They’ve all gone out of production sadly and are starting to get harder to get hold of. I’d love a fujimi one but there like gold dust. So I was hoping there would be one with more detail especially when it comes to the surface panels which a lot of companies omit. but if nobody knows if there’s one in the works I think I’ll have to pull the trigger on the academy one. 

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FYI. There are eight Revell 1/72 F-22As on eBay at the moment. And a ton of the Hobby Boss kits.

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I think I’ve seen the Revell kit at Hobby Lobby 

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I managed to find an academy one on kingkit for quite cheap. But even then I wonder if kit manufacturers are working on one since it’s the golden goose of the US Air Force and can work in tandem with the F-35.

 

Japan has also been looking at buying some modernised Raptors with the F-35’s avionics for their F-3 program. So we could be seeing some blue raptors in the future aswell 😁

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I wouldn't hold my breath on that. There's a law on the books called the "Obey Amendment" that says Lockheed Martin can't export the F-22.

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Besides I think all the F-22 tooling is gone. 

 

Given the integration effort of F-35 software I think it would be more prudent to just buy more F-35s rather than try to restart F-22 production and integrate/migrate a new avionics system into it. 

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