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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3842
Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon Diecast Model
USAF 148th FW, 179th FS Bulldogs MN ANG, #91-0391, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, September 2012

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon   8.25"   5.25"

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. In 1990 through 1991 the 179th FS/148th FG received the F-16A 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.

Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon

Designed by General Dynamics as a lightweight, daytime USAF air-combat fighter, the F-16 was first flown on January 20th, 1974. This single-engine, supersonic aircraft has, over the years, evolved into a multirole aircraft. It has a frameless bubble canopy-giving its pilot superior visibility-and it uses advanced aerodynamics. The F-16 was one of the first designs to use a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire system, which helps it pull 9-g maneuvers and achieve speeds of more than Mach 2. Called "Viper" by its pilots, the F-16 is considered one of the most successful aircraft designs of the Cold War, with 4,400+ aircraft built since 1976.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F-16 is constructed using an intelligent mix of diecast metal and plastic, which allows for the greatest possible detail. Among this model's most remarkable features are an articulating hinged opening canopy that closes with almost no visible gap and landing gear that has been constructed as subassemblies for easy configuration. It also includes a large number of pad-printed flight instruments and a rudder and engine intake that are accurately replicated in plastic. The models in this series cover early variants to the most advanced later variants featuring conformal fuel tanks as well as both single and two seat variants.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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