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F-16A Fighting Falcon Model, New York ANG - Hobby Master HA3868

F-16A Fighting Falcon Model, New York ANG - Hobby Master HA3868 - click to enlarge
F-16A Fighting Falcon Model, New York ANG - Hobby Master HA3868 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3868
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Lockheed Martin F-16A Fighting Falcon – #79-0403, 138th TFS, 174th TFW, New York ANG, Saudi Arabia, Operation Desert Storm, 1991

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

Limited production of approximately 450 models worldwide

F-16A Fighting Falcon 79-0403 ‘Bavaria’ was assigned to 429th TFS from 1981 until 1989 when it was sent to the 138th TFS. In 1989 The 138th TFS/174th TFW, New York ANG, replaced their A-10 Thunderbolt IIs with F-16As. In January 1991 the 174th was in Saudi Arabia and assigned to the 4th TFW as a close air support squadron in Operation Desert Storm. F-16A #79-0403 was named “Spirit of Syracuse” and served with the 138th TFS until 1995 when it was put on display on the deck of the USS Intrepid, now a museum, in New York City.

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.

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 pad printed markings (no decals)
  • Detachable weapons and external fuel tank
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Stand for 'in-flight' display
  • Box with opening cover panel and F-16 artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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