1/72 scale I.A.I. Lavi - advanced fighter prototype to competed with F-16C/D

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#AA-2066   1/72 scale  I.A.I. Lavi  Advanced light attack fighter competed with F-16C/D

 

Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

30 resin parts

+

Clear-resin canopy & Decal

 

Span 125 mm

x

Length 202 mm

 

Unit price: US$48

Shipping charge: US$6.00

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$0.8

 

Aircraft History and Specification

In the end of 1970s, the Israel Defense Force perceived that the IAI Kfir was no solution for future growth. So it announced the requirement for a new combat aircraft which powered by a much more powerful engine and compactable to carry more armament. In February 1980, IAI launched the Lavi program. The development phase was to involve five prototypes, the B-01/-02 was two-seats trainer, and B-03/-04/-05 were single seated. The U.S. government was also interested in the program and bore 40% development cost. The first Lavi (B-01) made its first flight in 1986. The handling was described as excellent. The second Lavi (B-02) first flight in 1987 while the U.S. government refused to support the program as the Lavi was deemed to compete against the F-16C/D on the export market. In 1988, Israeli government could not continue the project without U.S. funding, the Lavi program was cancelled. However, IAI used its own finance to complete the Lavi TD (Technology Demonstrator) by using parts from the B-01 and B-02. The Lavi TD made it first flight in 1989 and used for flying testbed until 1998.

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Multi-role Fighter

To explore to replace the Israel first designed Kfir.

28ft.10in.

47ft.10in.

15ft.8in.

1x Pratt & Whitney PW1120 turbofan engine

1220 mph (Mach 2.3)

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30mm DEFA cannon / 2x Rafael Python 3 air-to-air missile

 

Model References

The model kit contents parts and decals able to build the single-seat production version or two-seats prototype version optionally!

The IAI Lavi is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Multi-role light weight fighter

Dassault Mirage 2000

Eurofighter

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

IAI Lavi

Mitsubishi F-2

Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum

Saab JAS-39 Gripen

 

Modern experimental aircraft

Modern fighter serve in Israel Defense Force / Air Force

Dassault Mirage IIIC-J

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

IAI Kfir

IAI Lavi

IAI Saar

McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II

McDonnell Douglas F-15