General Dynamics F-16XL
Wingspan: 7.6 inches
Length: 12 inches
The F-16XL was first thought in the eighties as an aircraft for ground attack that would fly side by side with the F-16C Fighting Falcon. It had two prototypes, F-16XL1 (one-seater) and F-16XL2 (two-seater), which were submitted for the US government’s Enhanced Tactical Fighter program. Designed by General Dynamics, the F16 aircraft carried a full complement of weapons: 4 semi-recessed AIM-120 Amraams, 2 Mk.82s on the centerline, 10 Mk.82 General Purpose bombs on underwing stations, two underwing 370-gallon fuel tanks, and two AIM-9 Sidewinders on the wingtip stations. The two aircraft were the only F-16XLs that had ever been built and were used by NASA for its unique delta wing design. The latter is said to be the representative of the kind of wing that will most likely be used on supersonic cruise aircraft in the future.
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!