Hobby Master HA3819 Italian General Dynamics F-16ADF Fighting Falcon Fighter - 37 Stormo, 18 Gruppo/CIO, 1000 hours Aeronautica Militare Italiana, Birgi AB, Trapani, Sicily, 2009 (1:72 Scale)
"Obsolete weapons do not deter."
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Even at the ripe old age of 20, the F-16 Falcon remains a fast and potent favorite among fighter pilots, and one of the best fighters in its class. Designed originally as a no-frills, single-engine "hot rod", the addition of improved radar and weaponry have made the Falcon a super, lightweight jet. Used mainly as a bomber, the Fighting Falcon can also turn-and-burn with unbridled fury when provoked. It is also one of the first operational fly-by-wire aircraft; its flight controls being electronically operated and computer controlled. A 20mm cannon, Maverick missiles, and laser-guided bombs make the F-16 a potent multi-role fighter. However, it's light weight, speed and agility make it the choice of the US Air Force's Thunderbirds aerobatic team.
Pictured here is a gorgeous 1:72 scale diecast replica of an Italian General Dynamics F-16ADF Fighting Falcon Fighter that was attached to 37 Stormo, 18 Gruppo/CIO, 1000 hours Aeronautica Militare Italiana, then deployed to Birgi AB, Trapani, Sicily, during 2009.
Release Date: January 2014