The F-16 Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft originally developed for the United States Air Force (USAF). It was designed as an air superiority day fighter, but has evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Since production started in 1976, over 4,500 aircraft have been built. A number of innovations were introduced with the F-16 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.
The F-16 is currently in active duty with the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, and Air National Guard units. It is also used by the USAF aerial demonstration team, the 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.
This specific F-16 is painted in the Thunderbirds paint scheme. The Thunderbirds are the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force (USAF), based at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada. They tour the United States and much of the world, performing aerobatic formation and solo flying in specially marked aircraft.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
- 1/48 Scale Model
- 8.5 Inch Wingspan
- 13 Inch Length
- Material Mahogany Wood
Purchased this as a memorial for myself. My Dad was an AF pilot and I bought this plane to remember him. The detail is great and the item is just as I expected!This replica will not disappoint you!I bought an AF emblem to put on the base and that finished it off perfect for me.