Lockheed F-16D Fighting Falcon – 335 Mira, Hellenic Air Force, Poznan-Krzesiny AB, Poland, NATO Tiger Meet 2018
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA3865: Lockheed F-16D Fighting Falcon #023 of 335 Mira, Hellenic Air Force, Poznan-Krzesiny AB, Poland, NATO Tiger Meet 2018. Production run of only 500 models.
Length 8.25 inches Wingspan 5.25 inches
335 “Tiger” Mira (Squadron) is the oldest in the Hellenic Air Force (HAF), stationed at Araxos AB near Patra. In 1953 the 335 Squadron was the first HAF Squadron to equip with new jets. F-16D 023 aircraft was one of the last F-16Ds to be received by the HAF 335 Squadron of the 116th Combat Wing. This aircraft was one of the F-16s sent to the “NATO Tiger Meet 2018” held in Poznan-Krzesiny Poland. The HAF has ordered 170 F-16s comprised of F-16C/D Block 30, 50 and 52.
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.