Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA38011 Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon 87-0332, 100th FS, 187th FW, Alabama ANG, 2021. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 5.25" Wingspan, 8.25" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic 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. Primary Role: Multirole fighter, Air Superiority Fighter.
Originally activated as the Alabama ANG 160th Fighter Squadron but in 2007 it was renamed the 100th FS / 187th FW. The change was made so the State of Alabama could honor the WWII 100th FS / 332nd FG known as the ˘Tuskegee Airmen÷. The unit was an All-African-American squadron formed to show that Blacks could actually fly fighter aircraft. They not only showed them but they excelled at it. The Tuskegee Airmen planes were hand-me-downs so the tails were painted red to cover the previous markings. So some of the 100th FS F-16s have red tails.
MAY 2023 RELEASE
|Size:||5.25" Wingspan, 8.25" Long|
|Design:||F-16 FIGHTING FALCON|
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