1/72 Hobby Master USAF F16C Fighting Falcon, 174th Fighting Squadron Iowa Air National
USAF Fighter Scaled Model has been added with new F16C Falcon from Hobby Master Brand. F16C make me started to collect all variant F16 branch same like I did to F4 and F18 fleet in my collection.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon was produced by General Dynamics who became Lockheed who then merged with Martin Marietta to become Lockheed Martin. The F-16 entered service in January 1979 as a multi-role jet fighter that evolved into an all-weather multi-role aircraft capable of sustaining 9-g turns. The F-16 is relatively inexpensive to purchase and maintain so the U.S. and 25 other countries added it to their inventory. The Fighting Falcon is referred to by its pilots as the “Viper” and will remain in USAF service until 2025.
Lockheed F-16C 85-1547 c/n 5C-289 and in May 1987 was assigned to the 14th TFS. April 1991 the aircraft became the property of the 56th TTW who became 56th FW in October. April 1992 saw re-assignment to 174th FS/185th FW Iowa ANG “The Bats” and eleven years later the aircraft moved to the 138th FS NY ANG. October 2008 85-1547 moved to the 412th TW and January 2009 it was assigned to the 445th FLTS before returning to sit at the gates of the Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa.