F-16C Falcon Thunderbirds
Wingspan: 8 inches
Length: 12 inches
Supremely agile and heavily armed, the F-16C Fighting Falcon flies faster than the speed of sound. This multirole fighter aircraft is equipped with a Pratt and Whitney turbofan engine and an afterburner that enables the aircraft to easily speed out of trouble during a dogfight. With an engine thrust higher than the Sabre’s, the F-16 Falcon is considered by its pilots a fun plane to fly. However, the aircraft is not without its drawbacks. Due its largeness, the F-16 was at a disadvantage over smaller and more mediocre aircraft (such as in the case when F-16s where pitted against the smaller albeit highly maneuverable MiG-21 during the Vietnam War). The aircraft also cost millions of dollars to develop or maintain, which means that only a few of these fighting machines would be able to engage in battle.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!