Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon – #98-0080, 480th FS “Warhawks”, USAF, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, 2020
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.25". Wingspan: 5.5"
Limited production of approximately 700 models
The USAF 480th FS “Warhawks” was activated in 1957 as 480th FBS. From 1966 until 1971 the 480th F-4C Phantom IIs took part in the Vietnam War and were deactivated in 1971. In 1976 the ‘Warhawks’ were reactivated as part of the 52nd TFW at Spangdahlem AB, Germany eventually becoming a “Wild Weasel” unit equipped with F-4Gs. In March 1987, the 480th began to receive the F-16C Fighting Falcon but the squadron was deactivated in 1994 only to rise again in 2010 as a “Wild Weasel” squadron. In 2020 F-16C 96-0080 was painted with a ‘Have Glass V’ coating to reduce the aircrafts radar cross-section.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics (no decals)
Removable weapons and/or external fuel tank
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-16 artwork
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine fighter aircraft built by General Dynamics, that later became Lockheed Martin. Originally designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multi-role aircraft that can perform various kinds of missions. First flown on January 20, 1974, the F-16 entered operational service with the USAF in January of 1979. It has an internal M61 Vulcan 20mm cannon and multiple locations for mounting missiles, bombs and other mission equipment. Although it is no longer being purchased by the USAF, improved versions of the F-16 are still being produced for export customers. Over 4,500 F-16s have been built for the U.S. Air Force and the air forces of twenty-five other nations.
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This model of an F-16 Fighting Falcon features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years