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Calibre Wings 1:72 Aircraft CA721604
Lockheed F-16DG Fighting Falcon Diecast Model
USAF 363rd FW, 19th FS, #90-0778 Foxbat Killer, Iraq, Operation Southern Watch, December 1992

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

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The 19th and 33rd TFSs of the 363rd FW deployed from Shaw AFB in support of "Operation Southern Watch". On December 27, 1992 F-16DG 90-0778, commonly referred to as "the family bus" was on a 4 hour flight adding flight hours so the aircraft could go to phase inspection. The aircraft belonged to the 19th TFS but was on lone to the 33rd TFS and flown by Captain Gary North with callsign "Benji 41". During the flight Captain North encountered an Iraqi Mig-25 Foxbat that had crossed the 32nd north parallel and entered the no-fly zone. During the encounter Captain North fired an AIM-120 that destroyed the Mig-25 making it the first time an AIM-120 missile was fired in combat and the first F-16 air-to-air kill in "OSW". In October 1993 the aircraft became the property of the 63rd FS/ 56th FW.

Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".

Lockheed F-16DG 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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Calibre Wings' F-16s include many detailed features that set them apart from models from other manufacturers:

  • Interchangeable lower fuselage sections with detailed extended landing gear or closed gear doors.
  • Interchangeable open/closed nose radomes with detailed radar dish
  • Hinged opening canopy with detailed crew figures
  • Crew access ladder
  • Highly detailed removeable engine and engine dolly
  • Interchangeable open/closed engine nozzles
  • Movable horizontal stablizers
  • Intechangeable open/closed speedbrakes

To learn more, visit the Calibre Wings Youtube Channel.

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Calibre Wings 1:72 Aircraft

The Calibre Wings 1:72 range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft. Calibre Wings models are remarkably accurate replicas of their real life counterparts. They are constructed with a significant diecast metal content and include a wealth of features not typically found on other diecast models.

Calibre Wings 1:72 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.
  • Detailed pilot and crew figures.
  • Selected moveable control surfaces.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.

Ever wondered how a modern diecast model is made? Check out this video from the Calibre Wings Youtube Channel:

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