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Replica fighter jet that travels at 5mph

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Highway to the danger zone… replica fighter jet that travels at 5mph – Telegraph

Measuring seven metres in length and four metres in width the £4,000 F-35 Lightning II Fighter Jet has been built at a scale of 1:2.

Resembling Tom Cruise’s jet out of Top Gun, it took 3,500 hours to construct the model.

The plane is constructed from iron, wood, hard foam, fibreglass and lots of epoxy filler, comes complete with cameras and monitors inside the cockpit, and is capable of achieving speeds of 5mph on the road.

The plane’s designer, Arthur van Poppel, 49, from Tilburg, Holland, said: “I finished the plane at the beginning of last year.

“I had no drawings to work from, just some pictures and a small plastic Revell model to use as an example.

6 thoughts on “Replica fighter jet that travels at 5mph

  1. This is a replica of an F-35 (Also known as the Joint Strike Fighter). Definately NOT the jet Maverick flew in Top Gun, which I believe was an F-15.

  2. If by “resemble” they mean “It has a canopy, wings, and is sort of a greyish color” then yes, an F-35 does look like an F-14.

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