A must have for any collector of US or IAF/ IDF hardware. Bought for my collection & stored, as new mint box & plane stores and stand remain in sealed plastic bags. Can you afford to let this go to another collector?
One of a number of Ultra rare, Rare, limited or interesting releases I'm putting up for sale over the next few days. Designed by General Dynamics as a lightweight, daytime USAF air-combat fighter, the F-16 was first flown on January 20th, 1974. This single-engine, supersonic aircraft has, over the years, evolved into a multirole aircraft. It has a frameless bubble canopygiving its pilot superior visibilityand it uses advanced aerodynamics.
The F-16 was one of the first designs to use a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire system, which helps it pull 9-g maneuvers and achieve speeds of more than Mach 2. Called "Viper" by its pilots, the F-16 is considered one of the most successful aircraft designs of the Cold War, with 4,400+ aircraft built since 1976. Manufactured as F-16A 78-0320 c/n 6V-13 the aircraft, along with other F-16As were destined for the Imperial Iranian Air Force. However this agreement was cancelled due to the Iranian Revolution of 1979. These aircraft were re-allocated to Israel with sixty-seven F-16As being delivered between 1980 and 1981.78-0320 was given number 124 and assigned to the IAF 117 "First Jet Squadron" before going to the 140 "Golden Eagle" Squadron and finally the 115 "Flying Dragon or Red" Squadron. The 115th is the IAF Aggressor Squadron. The first F-16A/B Netz fighters arrived in Israel during 1980 and were issued to 117 Squadron (Israel) of the Israeli Air Force. Netz 107 was the first F-16 to touch Israeli soil when it landed on 2 July 1980 at Ramat David Airbase. On 7 June 1981 Netz 107 took part in Operation Opera, piloted by Amos Yadlin, and was the second F-16 to strike the Osiraq nuclear reactor after wing leader Zeev Raz.
Netz 107 scored its first aerial kill on 21 April 1982 when pilot Zeev Raz shot down a Syrian Air Force MiG-23. During Operation Peace for Galilee it shot down 6 more Syrian aircraft. On 9 June 1982, Eliezer Shkedi shot down two MiG-23s, although one was shared with another pilot. On Friday 11 June 1982 pilot Eithan Stiva shot down four Syrian aircraft. Several years later Netz 107 was re-allocated to 253 Squadron (Israel) along with other F-16A/Bs.In 2015 it was retired from service and put on display at the Israeli Air Force Museum. The item "Hobby Master Lockheed F16a Netz IDF/AF 115th Squadron Flying Dragons HA3825" is in sale since Friday, April 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Diecast & Vehicles\Aircraft & Spacecraft\Contemporary Manufacture". The seller is "ecr1975" and is located in Tadley, Hampshire.
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