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F-16B Fighting Falcon Indonesian Air Force, #TS-1601, 2001 

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HM-HA3862
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F-16B Fighting Falcon Indonesian Air Force, #TS-1601, 2001
Scale:
1:72
Length:
8.25"
Width:
5.25"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
HM-HA3862
Period:
Modern


Historical Note:

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In August 1990 TS-1601 serial 01 c/n 1B-1 U.S. serial 87-0721 was the first of four Lockheed F-16B's to be delivered to the Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara (Indonesian Air Force) Skadron Udara 3 (3rd Squadron) "Sarang Naga" ("Dragon's Nest). The aircraft received its grey-green "millennium" color scheme in 2000 which was the new standard colors. On December 1, 2004 TS-1601 ran off the runway due to a brake failure with no injuries. In 2014 the Indonesian Air Force began to receive the first of twenty four F-16C/D's.The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) for the United States Air Force (USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,500 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. Although no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, improved versions are being built for export customers. In 1993, General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, which in turn became part of Lockheed Martin after a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta. The Fighting Falcon's key features include a frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while maneuvering, a seat reclined 30 degrees to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot, and the first use of a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire flight control system which helps to make it a nimble aircraft. The F-16 has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and 11 locations for mounting weapons and other mission equipment. The F-16's official name is "Fighting Falcon", but "Viper" is commonly used by its pilots and crews, due to a perceived resemblance to a viper snake as well as the Colonial Viper starfighter on Battlestar Galactica which aired around when the F-16 entered service. In addition to active duty in the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard units, the aircraft is also used by the USAF aerial demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and as an adversary/aggressor aircraft by the United States Navy. The F-16 has also been procured to serve in the air forces of 25 other nations. As of 2015, it is the world's most numerous fixed-wing aircraft in military service.

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