A first-generation jet in the U.S. Air Force, the Lockheed F-94 Starfire was an all-weather interceptor developed from the T-33 Shooting Star, introduced in May of 1950. It was the first USAF fighter equipped with an afterburner, and it saw service toward the end of the Korean War, entering combat duty in January of 1953. It was retired from American usage by the end of the decade.
This 1/48 scale plastic kit of the popular "C" variant features engraved panel lines, fine rivet details, numerous photo-etched parts including side consoles, interior gear doors, and speed brake, a well-equipped cockpit including an ejection seat, separate nose cone assembly, wing-mounted rocket pods with optional nose cap, fixed landing gear, and authentic markings for two aircraft. Assembly required. Skill level 3. Measures approximately 11¼" long with an 11" wingspan.