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F-16C Fighting Falcon Model, 179th FS, 148th FW - Hobby Master HA3842

F-16C Fighting Falcon Model, 179th FS, 148th FW - Hobby Master HA3842 - click to enlarge
F-16C Fighting Falcon Model, 179th FS, 148th FW - Hobby Master HA3842 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3842
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon, Block 50 – 91-0391, 179th FS, 148th FW, Minnesota ANG, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, September 2012

1:72 Scale.  Length: 8.25".  Wingspan: 5.5"

The 179th Fighter Squadron “Bulldogs” began as the 393rd FS in 1943 and was deactivated at the end of WWII. In September 1947 the 393rd was re-activated as the 179th FIS in Duluth with the Minnesota Air National Guard becoming part of the 148th Fighter Group in 1960. From 1990 to 1991 the 179th FS/148th FG received the F-16 Fighting Falcon and in 2010 re-equipped with the F-16C Block 50 to become Wild Weasels with a mission to Suppress and/or Destroy Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD). In 2012 the 179th deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine fighter aircraft built by General Dynamics, that later became Lockheed Martin. Originally developed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multi-role aircraft that can perform various types of missions. First flown on January 20, 1974, the F-16 entered operational service with the U.S. Air Force in 1979. It has an internal M61 Vulcan 20 mm cannon and hard points under the wings for missiles, bombs and other equipment. Although it is no longer being acquired by the USAF, improved versions of the F-16 are still being built for export. Over 4,500 F-16s have been produced for the USAF and the air forces of twenty-five other nations.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-16 Fighting Falcon features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F-16 artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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