Hobby Master HA3827 Lockheed F-16A Fighting Falcon 6707, 14 TFG, 455TFW, ROCAF 1/72
Hobby Master HA3827 Lockheed F-16A Fighting Falcon 6707, 14 TFG, 455TFW, ROCAF
The RoCAF F-16A 6707 had a serial of 93-0808 and a c/n of TA-107/120. Before delivery to Taiwan this aircraft was used in a 3 year project with the 21st FS at Luke AFB in Arizona to teach advanced fighter tactics to some RoCAF pilots. November 1, 1999; back in Taiwan the RoCAF 14th TFS was commissioned to train the remaining RoCAF pilots. In 2003 the 14th was upgraded to TFG and on November 1, 2004 with its mandate completed it was decommissioned.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon was produced by General Dynamics who became Lockheed who then merged with Martin Marietta to become Lockheed Martin. The F-16 entered service in January 1979 as a multi-role jet fighter that evolved into an all-weather multi-role aircraft capable of sustaining 9-g turns. The F-16 is relatively inexpensive to purchase and maintain so the U.S. and 25 other countries added it to their inventory. The Fighting Falcon is referred to by its pilots as the Viper and will remain in USAF service until 2025.