Lockheed F-16A Netz – 115 (Flying Dragon) Sqn, IDF/AF, Ovda AB, Israel 2015
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA3825: Lockheed F-16A Netz #124 of 115 (Flying Dragon) Sqn, IDF/AF, Ovda AB, Israel 2015
Length 8.25 inches Wingspan 5.25 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Box lid has a crease which extends across the surface. Model is new
Manufactured as F-16A 78-0320 c/n 6V-13 the aircraft, along with other F-16As were destined for the Imperial Iranian Air Force. However this agreement was cancelled due to the Iranian Revolution of 1979. These aircraft were re-allocated to Israel with sixty-seven F-16As being delivered between 1980 and 1981. 78-0320 was given number 124 and assigned to the IAF 117 “First Jet Squadron” before going to the 140 “Golden Eagle” Squadron and finally the 115 “Flying Dragon or Red” Squadron. The 115th is the IAF Aggressor Squadron. It was retired from service in 2016 and replaced by the F-16C/D.
Designed by General Dynamics as a lightweight, daytime USAF air-combat fighter, the F-16 was first flown on January 20th, 1974. This single-engine, supersonic aircraft has, over the years, evolved into a multirole aircraft. It has a frameless bubble canopy-giving its pilot superior visibility-and it uses advanced aerodynamics. The F-16 was one of the first designs to use a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire system, which helps it pull 9-g maneuvers and achieve speeds of more than Mach 2. Called “Viper” by its pilots, the F-16 is considered one of the most successful aircraft designs of the Cold War, with 4,400+ aircraft built since 1976.