Hobby Master HA3891 KF-16D Fighting Falcon 92-047, 20th Fighter Wing, ROKAF, April 2020 1/72
Hobby Master HA3891 1/72nd KF-16D Fighting Falcon 92-047, 20th Fighter Wing, ROKAF, April 2020
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.
The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) possesses 180 F-16C/D aircraft that are locally designated as KF-16C/D. The RoKAF is the second air force to be equipped with these aircraft that were obtained under Peace Bridge I, II and III. KF-16D 92-047 MSN KD-19 was manufactured in 1992 as 92-4047 and assembled in South Korea by Samsung Industries. KF-16D 92-047 belongs to the 20th FW that is comprised of the 120th FS, 121st FS, 123rd FS and 157th FS. The 20th FW is located at Seosan AB.