Product Code: HA3896

Hobbymaster – 1:72 Lockheed F-16/101 75-0745 USAF 19th Dec 1980

£87.99

Dimensions: 20.8 × 13.8 × 7 cm

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Hobbymaster HA3896 1:72 Lockheed F-16/101 75-0745 USAF 1980 Diecast Model
Hobbymaster – 1:72 Lockheed F-16/101 75-0745 USAF 19th Dec 1980

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GENERAL BACKGROUND
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.
THE AIRCRAFT
General Electric F-101 turbofan engines were developed for the Rockwell B-1A Lancer that was cancelled in 1977. GE re-engineered the engines for fighter aircraft under the Derivative Fighter Engine (DFE) program. The new F-101X DFE engine was fitted to the first full-scale development (FSD) F-16A (75-0745) which was known as F-16/101. This aircraft made 58 test flights during 75 hours flight time before the project was cancelled in 1981. The F101X DFE engine was not used in F-16s but was used to develop the GE F-110 engine first used in Block 30 aircraft.
SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 1 X General Electric F101X DFE turbofan, thrust 14,000 lb.s.t. dry / 28,000 lb.s.t. with afterburning
Maximum speed : Mach 2.05 at 40,000 feet
Initial climb rate: 62,000 feet per minute
Service ceiling : 55,000 feet
Maximum range : 2,400 miles
Dimension
Length: 47 ft
Wingspan 32 ft 9.5 in
Height: 16 ft 8.5 in
Weight:
Empty: 16,000 lb
Maximum take-off: 37,000 lb