Nicknamed the "Viper" by pilots who flew it, the F-16 was one of the most successful aircraft designs of the Cold War, with innovations that included a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, a side-mounted control stick for greater control while maneuvering, and a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire flight control system for a smoother flight at higher speeds. Though no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, it remains in service throughout the world (25 nations in total have operated the Fighting Falcon).
This 1/72 scale, die cast, Hobby Master model — sporting an authentic commemorative scheme from the 401st "Flying Tigers" TFW, ROCAF, 1st American Volunteer Group — features realistic panel lines and air intake, a glazed canopy that opens, a removable pilot figure, a well-equipped cockpit with detailed instrumentation, full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, and a stylish presentation stand. Measures approximately 8¼" long with a 5¼" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA3833