Monday, June 14, 2010
Here are some images plus a composite of Monogram's 1/48 scale Lockheed? F-19A Stealth Reconnaissance/Fighter "Specter". This is one of the speculative designs that model kit companies were coming out with on what they thought the new stealth fighter may look like back in the 1980s. Which of coarse turned out to be the F-117 fighter bomber and as you can see Monogram was way off. The design of this model actually came from concept drawings from the Loral corporation a defense contractor founded in 1948. The reason for the F-19 moniker is that the number 19 has never been officially assigned to any aircraft which of coarse leads one to believe that the F-19 is a highly classified and secretive aircraft, very strange. The F-18 is the McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) Hornet/Super Hornet and the F-20 is the Northrop Tigershark but no F-19, Why? It is indeed a Specter.