Sky Guardians 1:72 Scale Metal Die-Cast - Lockheed Martin F-16D Fighting Falcon – Length: 7.875" Wingspan: 5.125”
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.
The F-16 was developed by General Dynamics and first flew in December 1976. The first operational F-16A was delivered in January 1979 to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. In 1993 General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, now Lockheed Martin. The Falcon's versatility is a paramount reason it was a success on the export market, and it currently serves 24 countries. It is the largest and probably most significant Western fighter program, with over 4,000 aircraft built. Though no longer produced for the United States Air Force, it is still produced for export.
The Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC, pronounced "EN-SOCK") at Naval Air Station Fallonlocated in the city of Fallon in western Nevada is the center of excellence for naval aviation training and tactics development. NSAWC provides service to aircrews, squadrons and air wings throughout the United States Navythrough flight training, academic instructional classes, and direct operational and intelligence support.
This F-16 model is the twin seat version. The landing gear is fixed. It is designed to be displayed resting on its landing gear.