JCW72F16019 JC Wings General Dynamics F-16D Fighting Falcon Republic of Singapore Air Force, 145th Fighter Squadron, 2015

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JCW72F16019 JC Wings General Dynamics F-16D Fighting Falcon Republic of Singapore Air Force, 145th Fighter Squadron, 2015

PRICE: £83.99 incl VAT (RRP £102.00, SAVING £18.01)

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JCW72F16019
JC Wings 1/72nd scale
General Dynamics F-16D Fighting Falcon
Republic of Singapore Air Force
145th Fighter Squadron
2015

RRP £102.00

Model Description

JC Wings 1/72nd scale JCW72F16019 General Dynamics F-16D Fighting Falcon Republic of Singapore Air Force, 145th Fighter Squadron, 2015. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

 

The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is an American single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force (USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,600 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. Although no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, improved versions are being built for export customers. In 1993, General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, which in turn became part of Lockheed Martin after a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta.

The Fighting Falcon’s key features include a frameless bubble canopy for good visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while maneuvering, an ejection seat reclined 30 degrees from vertical to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot, and the first use of a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire flight control system that helps to make it an agile aircraft. The F-16 has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 locations for mounting weapons and other mission equipment. The F-16’s official name is “Fighting Falcon”, but “Viper” is commonly used by its pilots and crews, because of a perceived resemblance to a viper snake as well as to the fictional Colonial Viper starfighter from the television program Battlestar Galactica which aired at the time the F-16 entered service.

In addition to active duty in the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard units, the aircraft is also used by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team, and as an adversary/aggressor aircraft by the United States Navy. The F-16 has also been procured to serve in the air forces of 25 other nations. As of 2015, it was the world’s most numerous fixed-wing aircraft in military service.

RRP £102.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: JCW72F16019

Model categories:
Future Military Model Releases, JC Wings Fighter Aircraft, JC Wings Fighters, Military Aviation

Weight 750 g
Historical Era

Manufacturer

Model Type

Scale

A hugely popular area of the Flying Tigers website is our FREE weekly Aviation related Newsletter.  Our Newsletter aims to keep you informed and up to date with all things Aviation, with a particular leaning towards the fabulous world of diecast aviation collecting.

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