Hobby Master HA3828 Lockheed F-16A Fighting Falcon 6626, 21 TFG, 455 TFW, ROCAF 1/72

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In 1995 RoCAF crews were sent to Luke AFB, Arizona where they were trained on the F-16A by the USAF 21st TFS/56th TFW. On October 4, 1997 the RoCAF 21st “The Gamblers” TFS/455th TFW was commissioned at Chiayi AB and equipped with eighteen Lockheed F-16’s. On November 1, 2004 a large RoCAF restructuring took place and the 21st TFS was upgraded to a TFG along with the two other F-16 Squadrons at Chiayi AB, the 22nd and 23rd. This aircraft was c/n TA-26 serial 93-0727 and wears RoCAF serial 6626.

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. 
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