Lockheed F-16D Barak – 109 Sun Valley Sqn, IDF/AF, UAV Killer, Israel, 2006
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA3873: Lockheed F-16D Barak #074 of 109 Sun Valley Sqn, IDF/AF, UAV Killer, Israel, 2006
Length 8.25 inches Wingspan 5.25 inches
Lockheed Martin F-16D Barak 074 was produced in 1988 with U.S. serial 88-1716 and Israeli 074. The aircraft was obtain under FMS Program Peace Marble II and received by the IDF 101 Squadron “First Squadron” and in July 1991 was transferred to the 109 Squadron “Sun Valley Squadron”. During the 2006 Lebanon War or July War as it is known in Lebanon that lasted from July 12 to August 14, 2006 Israeli F-16C 364 and F-16D 074 shot down two or three Hezbollah-operated UAVs using Python-5 missiles.
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 all time.