The F-16 "Fighting Falcon", built by General Dynamics, is a small,
lightweight, low cost, air superiority day fighter designed for high performance and ease of maintenance. A
prototype made the first scheduled test flight on February 2, 1974. The F-16 achieved combat-ready
status in October 1980. The versatile F-16 has also
been purchased by 16 foreign countries including Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, Egypt,
South Korea and Israel. The aircraft is produced abroad in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Turkey, as well as in
the United States. The first F-16 combat use was by the Israeli Air Force in an attack on a nuclear reactor in
Iraq in June 1981. By 1990, more than 2,500 F-16's had been produced in the United States and overseas.
The famed USAF Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team
has flown F-16's since its 1983 season.
Source and Link: U.S.A.F. Museum.
Fully assembled, Handcrafted Model Airplane with
Removable Desk Stand.
length: 8 1/2", wingspan: 5 1/4"