1/48 F-16C/D Block 52+ Polish Air Force Advanced Viper Tiger Meet 2013 2014

by Kinetic
$62.64 USD $69.60 USD

Description

This is an injection-plastic jet aircraft model kit.

Adapted from the manufacturer:

The Poland Peace Sky program began in April 2003, and includes 36 F-16Cs and 12 F-16Ds, powered by the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engine. Poland ws the first former WarPac member to operate the F-16. Poland's F-16s are considered the most advanced in NATO. Features of the Block 52+ include an AN/APG-68(V) 9 radar fire control system (AIDEWS), JHMCS which can fire AIM-9X, AIM-120C and various precision guide ammunition.

The Advanced Block 52s are equipped with a dorsal avionics compartment that accommodates all of the systems, some special mission equipment and additional chaff/flare dispensers.

Block 52 F-16s also have structural, plumbing, and wiring provisions of the Conformal Fuel Tank (CFT) for extended range and mission endurance. These external, pod-like fuel reservoirs are attached on the upper surface of the F-16's fuselage, with the tank's lower surface conforming to the aircraft shape. The arrangement allows the CFTs to be relatively lightweight. The tank set holds 450 gallons of additional JP-5/8 fuel.

The extra fuel increases range, loiter time, and combat persistence as well as reducing the demand for tanker support. Range increase is on the order of 20 to 40 percent. The tanks have small effect on the aircraft's agility at subsonic speed. 

As of 2011, the Polish Air Force has three squadrons of F-16s: two stationed at the 31st Tactical Air Base near Poznan, and the 10th Tactical Squadron at the 32nd Air Base near Lask.

  • [Mold Color]: Gray
  • [Includes]: Decals for 4 versions, photo-etched parts 

Details

Code: KNE48076
Release Date: Aug 2018
Item Size/Weight: 38.2cm x 25.5cm x 8.2cm / 770g
Manufacturer: Kinetic

Assembly Guide