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USAF General Dynamics F-16D Block 25 Fighting Falcon Fighter - 480th Fighter Squadron "Warhawks" [Low-Vis Scheme] (1:72 Scale)
USAF General Dynamics F-16D Block 25 Fighting Falcon Fighter - 480th Fighter Squadron "Warhawks" [Low-Vis Scheme]

Air Force 1 USAF General Dynamics F-16D Block 25 Fighting Falcon Fighter - 480th Fighter Squadron "Warhawks" [Low-Vis Scheme]




 
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Air Force 1 AF100007B USAF General Dynamics F-16D Block 25 Fighting Falcon Fighter - 480th Fighter Squadron "Warhawks" [Low-Vis Scheme] (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 a USAF General Dynamics F-16D Block 25 Fighting Falcon fighter that was attached to the 480th Fighter Squadron "Warhawks". Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 7-inches
Length: 8-inches

Release Date: June 2015

Historical Account: "Escadrille to Warhawks" - The 480th Fighter Squadron is an active United States Air Force unit. It is assigned to the 52d Operations Group, stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. It was reactivated on August 13th, 2010.

The 480th began its service with the 52d Tactical Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, when it moved to the base in 1976, flying F-4D Phantom IIs, then F-4G Advanced Wild Weasels as part of the Wild Weasel mission. In 1987, the 480th started flying F-16C Fighting Falcon and became the USAF's first squadron to be equipped with the Block 50 F-16s in 1993. In 1994 the squadron was inactivated again as part of the post Cold War force reductions.

In April 2010. the 52nd Fighter Wing's strength was reduced by one third when 20 F-16Cs were transferred to other units. As a result of the drawdown of F-16s, the 22d and 23d Fighter Squadrons were inactivated on August 13th, 2010, and formed a single "new" squadron, the 480th Fighter Squadron.

In March 2012, the 480th was sent to train with the Turkish Air Force in Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Comes with interchangeable landing gear
  • Plexiglass canopy
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand

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