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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Lockheed Martin F-16/101 Fighting Falcon – 75-0745, USAF, December 19, 1980
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.25". Wingspan: 5.5"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
General Electric F-101 turbofan engines were developed for the Rockwell B-1A Lancer that was cancelled in 1977. GE re-engineered the engines for fighter aircraft under the Derivative Fighter Engine program. The new F-101X DFE engine was fitted to the first full-scale development F-16 (75-0745) which was known as F-16/101. This aircraft made 58 test flights during 75 hours flight time before the project was cancelled in 1981. The F101X DFE engine was not used in F16s but was used to develop the GE F-110 engine first used in Block 30 aircraft.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