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F-16C Fighting Falcon - USAF 149th FW TX ANG Lone Star Gunfighters 

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F-16C Fighting Falcon - USAF 149th FW TX ANG Lone Star Gunfighters
Modern/Post Vietnam

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Dave's comments:     This is a very heavy diecast model replica with exceptionally thought out design and detail! Includes a metal display stand that offers a very stable display on the stand. I am impressed with this model from Air Force 1!

Historical:        The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics 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 still 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 has key features including 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 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, due to a perceived resemblance to a viper snake as well as the Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper starfighter.

In addition to active duty 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.

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Model Features:   

Air Force 1 diecast airplanes feature:
Ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.
Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
Authentic markings and placard details.
Metal presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.  

Info:    Lockheed F-16C Fighting Falcon - USAF 149th FW TX ANG Lone Star Gunfighters, #87-0339, Lackland AFB, TX 

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