Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA3868 Lockheed F-16A Fighting Falcon USAF 174th TFW, 138th TFS NY ANG, "Spirit of Syracuse", #79-0403, Saudi Arabia, Operation Desert Storm 1991. 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.
1989 saw the 138th TFS / 174th TFW New York ANG replaced their A-10As for the F-16A Fighting Falcon. In January 1991 the 174th TFW was based in Saudi Arabia and assigned to the 4th TFW (Provisional) as a close air support unit as part of Operation Desert Storm. In 1981 until 1989 F-16A 79-0403 “Bavaria” was assigned to 429th TFS when it transferred to the 138th TFS. The aircraft was named Spirit of Syracuse and served with the 138th TFW until it was put on display on the deck of the USS Intrepid in 1995.
|Stock Status:||IN STOCK|
|Size:||5.25" Wingspan, 8.25" Long|
|Design:||F-16 FIGHTING FALCON|
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