F-16A Fighting Falcon NY ANG 174th TFW Saudi Arabia Operation "Desert Storm" HA3868 scale 1:72
Highly detailed Hobby Master pre-painted diecast metal model
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon was produced by General Dynamics who became Lockheed who then merged with Martin Marietta to become Lockheed Martin. The F-16 entered service in January 1979 as a multi-role jet fighter that evolved into an all-weather multi-role aircraft capable of sustaining 9-g turns. The F-16 is relatively inexpensive to purchase and maintain so the U.S. and 25 other countries added it to their inventory. The Fighting Falcon is referred to by its pilots as the “Viper” and will remain in USAF service until 2025.
1989 saw the 138th TFS / 174th TFW New York ANG replaced their A-10As for the F-16A Fighting Falcon. In January 1991 the 174th TFW was based in Saudi Arabia and assigned to the 4th TFW (Provisional) as a close air support unit as part of Operation Desert Storm. In 1981 until 1989 F-16A 79-0403 “Bavaria” was assigned to 429th TFS when it transferred to the 138th TFS. The aircraft was named Spirit of Syracuse and served with the 138th TFW until it was put on display on the deck of the USS Intrepid in 1995.
General specifications F-16 Fighting Falcon
Primary Function – Multi-role fighter
Manufacturer – General Dynamics Corp. / Lockheed Martin Corp.
First Deployed - January 1979 (F-16A)
Crew – 1 x F-16C / 1 or 2 x F-16D