Lockheed F-16C Barak – #519, 101st (First) Sqn, IDF/AF, Israel, 2010Add to compare
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA3809B: Lockheed F-16C Barak #519 of 101st (First) Sqn, IDF/AF, Israel, 2010. Production run of only 500 models
Length 8.25 inches Wingspan 5.25 inches
F-16C Barak No. 519 c/n CJ-9 (U.S. 90-0857) was one of 13 F-16C aircraft from Block 40H completed in 1990 for the IDF/AF under FMS Program Peace Marble III. Peace Marble III a further 17 F-16Cs and 30 F-16Ds. The IDF/AF began using these aircraft on August 22, 1991 with the delivery of all aircraft completed by 1993. The 101 Squadron, also known as the First Fighter Squadron, was formed on May 20, 1948; 6 days after Israel declared its independence. The 101 insignia is a “Winged Skull in a Flight Helmet”.
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.