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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon – 88-0454, 8th Fighter Squadron "Black Sheep", USAF, Holloman AFB, NM, 2017
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.25". Wingspan: 5.5"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
On August 4, 2017 the 8th Fighter Squadron was re-activated after 6 years of inactivation. The ceremony took place at Holloman AFB New Mexico and the 8th FS will join the 311th and 314th FSs as part of the 54th FG under the control of the 56th FW. There will be more than 40 F-16s based here. The squadron’s duties will be to qualify new and former F-16 pilots. F-16C 88-0454 was completed in late 1989 and spent time with five squadrons before being assigned to the 8th FS as their flagship.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.
Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with precision-tooled die-cast metal and some plastic components.
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