HA38021 Hobbymaster Lockheed F-16C “8th FW Heritage Jet” 89-2060, 8th FW, 2021
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Hobbymaster 1/72 scale
"8th FW Heritage Jet"
Now in stock. Limited edition worldwide only 500 pieces.
Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA38021 Lockheed F-16C “8th FW Heritage Jet” 89-2060, 8th FW, 2021 . Buy online now at Flying Tigers.
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.
In 1972 the 35 th FS arrived at Kunsan AB, South Korea as part of the 8th FW. At this time the squadron was equipped with the F-4 Phantom II the first F-16s arriving in 1981. F- 16C 89-2060 was delivered to the USAF in late 1990 serving the 68th TFS. The 89-2060 joined the 35th FS in 2001 and in 2021 was given a special paint scheme honoring Colonel Robin Olds who led the earlier 8th FW and built the unit to become the well disciplined and respected unit it is today.
Model Code: HA38021