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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA3855: Lockheed F-16A Block 15 #816, Dryden Flight Research Centre, NASA 2006. Production run of 700 models.
Length 8.25 inches Wingspan 5.25 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Box lid has a small scuff on the lower right corner, otherwise as new.
NASA F-16A #816 was built for the USAF as 82-0976 c/n 61-569 and delivered on October 27, 1983. This aircraft was loaned to NASA in the late 1980’s and registered as N816NA and used at their Dryden Flight Research Centre as a chase plane during the testing of the F-16XL. When that testing ended N816NA was used as a test vehicle in their Advanced Fighter Technology Integration program (AFTI) at DFRC. N816NA has since been retired and is on display in front of the Lockheed Skunk Works in Palmdale, California. N816NA has the distinction of being the only civilian registered F-16 in the world.
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.