The F-16 has become one of the most widely-used jet fighters in the world, and has therefore undergone a series of upgrades throughout its service life with various air forces. The Block 25entered service in 1984 and featured upgraded radar and cockpit avionics. The Block 32 was the first upgrade affected by a program to use different engines in the F-16, and continued to use Pratt & Whitney engines, while the Block 30 used engines made by General Electric. The Block 32 has been upgraded to carry a wide range of weapons, including the LITENING II laser targeting pod, which enables precision attack capability with laser-guided bombs. About the Model: Kit includes parts to replicate various versions of the Fi 156C, including fuel tank, skis, and 3 different types of canopies. Clear canopy sides have been molded together with the fuselage halves for more realistic construction. Important structural sections such as the wing spar and the landing gear struts are made from metal parts for enhanced realism and strength. Includes 1 pilot and 1 commander figure. Precision photo-etched parts such as cockpit panels, cockpit frame, and front seat also included. New parts accurately reproduce the correct engine nozzle and smaller air intake that correspond to Pratt & Whitney powered F-16s. Main landing gear and gear well covers also depicted with new parts. Extensive weapons set features AIM-9L/M and AIM-9X sidewinders, AIM-120 AMRAAM, wing and centerline fuel tanks, and LITENING II targeting pod. New parts for GBU-12 laser-guided bombs feature clear parts to depict the laser guidance package for a more realistic finish. New ordinance racks on the wings accurately match their respective weapons. 1 pilot figure included and 3 sets of U.S. Air National Guard markings included. Paint colors needed: AS-10 Ocean Gray (RAF), AS-26 Light Ghost Grey, AS-27 Gunship Grey 2, AS-28 Medium Grey, TS-48 Gunship Grey, TS-8 Italian Red, X-1 Black, X-10 Gun Metal, X-11 Chrome Silver, X-12 Gold Leaf, X-13 Metallic Blue, X-18 Semi Gloss Black, X-2 White, X-25 - Clear Green X-27 - Clear Red X-28 - Park Green, X-31 Titanium Gold, X-32 Titanium Silver, X-4 Blue, X-8 Lemon Yellow, XF-1 Flat Black, XF-16 Flat Aluminum, XF-2 Flat White, XF-20 Medium Grey, XF-49 Khaki, XF-51 Khaki Drab, XF-52 Flat Earth, XF-56 Metallic Grey, XF-59 Desert Yellow, XF-62 Olive Drab, XF-63 German Grey, XF-65 Field Grey, XF-66 Light Grey, and XF-7 Flat Red.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|
|The photo-etched/metal parts require super glue and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|