Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the United States Air Force, when on this date in 1947, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act making the Air Force a separate and equal partner to the Army and Navy.
I had intended to do a series of toy airplane posts over the course of several months but - as long time readers will attest - I got distracted by other things LOL Oh well, I'm not a terribly celebratory person to begin with so this post will do just fine. Wanting to showcase the latest hardware in the Air Force inventory a quick post on the latest fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II was a natural (due to time constraints however the usual quickie history lesson on the jet will be skipped). As usual, I tried to find a more toy-like representation of the jet vs. shelling out the money for one of the more highly detailed (and expensive) diecast versions. This plastic F-35 from Playmaker Toys with light and sound fit the bill nicely. It measures 7 1/2" (19.05cm) L x 5" (12.7cm) wingspan x 2" (5.08cm) H, has a pull-back friction motor and lights and sound as seen in the short video. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina
A couple of F-35s flying over the house
Photo by Bettina Berg