Airfix 1/72 F-16A "Desert Storm"
This is my Airfix 1/72 F-16A, finished as ANG's #79404 bird, based at Al Kharj Air Base in Saudi Arabia, during Operation "Desert Storm", 1991.
The F-16 is a single-engine, highly maneuverable, supersonic, multi-role tactical fighter aircraft.
Much smaller and lighter than its predecessors, but using advanced aerodynamics and avionics and highly agile, the F-16 was the first fighter aircraft purpose-built to pull 9-g maneuvers.
The 138th Attack Squadron (138 ATKS) is a unit of the New York Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing located at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, New York.
In 1991, the 138th TFS deployed to the Persian Gulf with 516 members in support of Operation Desert Storm.
The venerable Airfix kit has been accompanying us for so many years now: not the latest and greatest, but, still, a decent, buildable kit that can yield a satisfactory model.
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