Tamiya has released F-16CJ Block 50 Fighting Falcon in 1/32 Scale Models assembly kit under Fighter Aircrafts Military Series category
A New Flagship for Tamiya&39;s Aircraft Model Series
Over the past three years our 1/32 Scale Aircraft Series has gained a growing
selection of modern military aircraft models, including the F-4 Phantom II,
F-14 Tomcat and F-15 Eagle. Tamiya now proudly adds the F-16 Fighting Falcon
to this distinguished lineup, offering our most detailed ever 1/32 scale aircraft
model, and setting whole new standards in large-scale aircraft modeling.
Regarded as one of the world&39;s leading jet fighters, the F-16 Fighting Falcon
is currently employed by more than 20 countries, and has served in actual combat
since the 1980&39;s. The F-16CJ Block 50 variant is the newest F-16 currently being
deployed to U.S. units. Major upgrades to the Block 50 included a more powerful
turbo General Electric engine, AGM-88 HARM (High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile)
and targeting system. The F-16CJ is used for "Wild Weasel" SEAD (Suppression
of Enemy Air Defense) missions, which include searching out and destroying radar
and missile sites.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon model maintains the ease of assembly featured by all
of the models in our 1/32 Scale Aircraft Series, and boasts the high level of
detail and accuracy for which Tamiya is known around the world. This model has
given our designers the opportunity to incorporate a number of modeling ideas
and innovations that would not have been possible on a smaller 1/48 or 1/72
This is the first ever 1/32 scale F-16 model to replicate the characteristic
large air intake duct, nicknamed "Big Mouth". The F110-GE-129 jet
engine is also replicated in precise detail, and can slide into place on a hook
and rail system exactly like the actual aircraft. The entire engine can also
be displayed outside the aircraft using the included cart.
This model achieves a level of accuracy only possible in such a large-scale
work. The upper surfaces of the wings are molded to the main body of the plane
in one single piece, creating a "Blended Body" which artfully depicts
the F-16&39;s beautiful, streamlined form and proportions. The model features screw-mounted
main body and die-cast landing gears with actual rubber tires for extra durability.
This model makes use of the newly developed mini poly caps to ensure that missiles,
ECM pod and external fuel tanks are removable and interchangeable even after
assembly. This way, modelers can enjoy depicting different weapon configurations
specific to various F-16 missions. Use of poly caps also enables trailing edge
flaps, horizontal stabilizer fins and vertical tail fin flaps to move freely
Pitot tube and static dischargers are reproduced using metal parts, and photo-etched
parts are used for seat buckles, radar antenna, chaff/flare dispensers and name-plate
adding to the models realism and display value. This same painstaking attention
to detail led us to include an ejector seat fitted with a moveable slide rail,
just like the actual aircraft. Curved bubbletop canopy features choice of clear
or smoked canopy, and can be assembled in the open or closed position. 1 detailed
pilot figure is also included. Gun hatch and nose cone can be opened after assembly
to display machine gun and radar system respectively and metal weight has been
added to nose for accurate front-rear weight distribution. Featuring decals
to produce up to 4 different versions, including tiger design used during "Tiger
Meets" and markings for F-16s who flew SEAD missions over Iraq, the list
of fantastic features is truly endless. We guarantee that even the most fanatical
aviation fan will be truly satisfied.
Specs & Features
- A Block 50 model replica in plastic form.
- The F110-GE-129 jet engine is replicated in precise detail! It slides into
place on a hook and rail system exactly like the actual aircraft. The entire
engine can also be displayed outside the aircraft on the included cart.
- The characteristics of the large air intake duct have been accurately reproduced.
- Removable & interchangeable missiles, ECM pod & external fuel tanks
even after assembly! Allowing you to depict different weapon configurations
specific to various F-16 missions.
- Movable trailing edge flaps, horizontal stabilizer fins and vertical tail
- Exquisitely reproduced cockpit including an ejector seat fitted with a moveable
- Die cast landing gears.
- Rubber tires with realistic tread design.
- Metal pitot tube and static dischargers.
- Photo-etched seat buckles, radar antenna, chaff/flare dispensers and name-plate.
- Choose to use the clear or smoked canopy and model it in open or closed
- Realistically detailed pilot figure.
- Opening gun hatch and nose cone reveals the machine gun and radar system.
- Metal weight provided for accurate front-rear weight distribution.
- High-quality Cartograph decals.
- Store the finished model within the specially designed packaging.
- Illustrated assembly guide.