General Dynamics F-16A/B/C/D Fighting Falcon 'Viper' 'Electric Jet', Lockeed Martin F-16C/D Block 50/52.
Kits
F-16A Block 1-10 Italeri 130, Revell 04330, 04612, 04633
F-16A+ Block 15-20 Hasegawa BT1 (02601), 601, BT2 (02602) 602, 00188, 00231, Italeri 130 , 188, 1204, Revell 04317, 04318, 04330, 04612, 04633
F-16A+ European MLU Revell 04330, 04612, 04633
F-16B Block 1-10 Italeri 130
F-16B+ Block 15-20 Hasegawa DT14 (02814) 814, 00033, 00444, Italeri 130 , 188, 1204
F-16C Block 25/30A/30B/32, P&W intake & nozzle Hasegawa BT3 (02603) 603, 00232, 00701 , DT132, HT119, SS09, Q114 , Revell 04633
F-16C Block 30C/40/50, GE intake & nozzle Hasegawa D18 (00448), 00169, 00701 , Revell 04633
F-16C Block 42, P&W intake & nozzle Italeri 188, Testors 650
F-16C Block 52D, P&W intake & nozzle Revell 04633
F-16D Block 25/30A/30B/32, P&W intake & nozzle Hasegawa DT15 (02815) 815, 00284, 00445
F-16D Block 30C/40/50, GE intake & nozzle Hasegawa 00125
F-16D Block 42, P&W intake & nozzle Italeri 188, Testors 650
F-16D Brakeet Hasegawa 00174
F-16D VISTA Hasegawa 00358
F-16N GE intake & nozzle Hasegawa 00701 
F-16N P&W intake & nozzle  Hasegawa CT18 (02718) 718, 00342, C12
F-16XL Monogram 5206
YF-16 Hasegawa K1110
YF-16CCV Hasegawa 00244, BT021, D621
 
Conversion Parts
F-16C Block 40  Eagle Designs 72-CK-02
F-16C Israeli version Eagle Designs 72-CK-01
F-16C large mainwheels & bulged u/c doors Airwaves S72098
F-16C MCID DB Productions 2021
F-16D avionic spine  Airwaves 72051
F-16D Block 40  Eagle Designs 72-CK-02
F-16D Block 40 'Peace Marble' avionic spine & ECM aerials  Eagle Designs 72-CK-03
F-16D large mainwheels & bulged u/c doors Airwaves S72098
F-16D MCID DB Productions 2021
 
Cast Detail Parts
ACES II ejection seat Neomega EJ 72011, Pavla S72012, True Details 72406, Verlinden 0226
Air intake, P&W version Czechmaster CMK7003, Seamless Suckers 03
LANTIRN IR & laser pods Eagle Designs 72-WP-05
Penguin missile launcher rail Hasegawa X72-9
Triple ejector rack (TER) for CBU-87/B Hasegawa X72-9
Wheel hubs & rubber tyres Equipage EQSU72244
F-16CG Block 40 interior  Czechmaster CMK7052
F-16CG Block 40 exterior  Czechmaster CMK7053
YF-16 Stencel ejection seat  Aeroclub EJ009
 
Etched Detail Parts
Air intake covers  Eduard 72414
Canopy frame Model Technologies 0047
Crew entry ladder Model Technologies 0069, PP Aeroparts 704
Engine exhaust set Part P7111
Exterior details Part P7052
Seatbelt set Fine Molds AA-29
F-16A Model Technologies 0065
F-16A  Eduard 72148
F-16A  Eduard 72311, SS151
F-16A cockpit details Part P7051
F-16B  Eduard 72161
F-16B  Eduard 72311, SS151
F-16B cockpit details Part P7051
F-16C Model Technologies 0065
F-16C  Eduard 72152
F-16C Airwaves 72014
F-16C cockpit details Part P7053
F-16CJ  Eduard 73202, SS202
F-16D Airwaves 72014
F-16D  Eduard 72161
F-16D cockpit details Part P7053
 
Instrument Placards
F-16A Airkit ATC41
F-16B Plus Model ATC47
 
Paint Masks
F-16A canopy & wheel hubs Eduard XS031
F-16A canopy & wheel hubs  Eduard XS217
F-16B canopy & wheel hubs Eduard XS031
F-16B canopy & wheel hubs  Eduard XS218
F-16D canopy & wheel hubs  Eduard XS218
 
Decals
Data stencilling, early standard USAF scheme, for 4 a/c Superscale 72498 , Repliscale 1030
 
  Bahrain
F-16C 012, 107 Mike Grant MGD729
F-16C 103 Zotz 72006
F-16D 152 Mike Grant MGD729
F-16D 154 Zotz 72006
 
  Belgium
F-16 national insignia Daco 7201
F-16 Sqn insignia: 1, 2, 23, 31, 349, 350, OCU Daco 7203, replaced by 7239
F-16A 23 Sqn 40th Anniv Check Six 7202
F-16A FA-49 349 Sqn 45th Anniv 'Blue Falcon' w/- 'Goedendag' Sqn badge on top wing Daco 7208
F-16A FA-18 350 Sqn 45th Anniv 'Red Falcon' scheme Daco 7216, Modeldecal 089
F-16A FA-94 31 Sqn 40th Anniv 10th Anniv F-16 service Kleine Brogel 30th Anniv NATO Tiger Meet scheme Daco 7220
F-16A FA-58 31 Sqn 10 FBW, FA-05 349 Sqn, FA-18 350 Sqn Modeldecal 074
F-16A FA-96 NATO Tiger Meet scheme, FA-36 Superscale 7221
F-16A FA-111 1 Sqn 75th Anniv 'Black Bird II' scheme Daco 7224
F-16A FA-25 349 Sqn 50th Anniv 'Spitfire' scheme Daco 7225
F-16A FA-71 31 Sqn NATO Tigermeet 1998, FA-82 31 Sqn Tigermeet 1994 Daco 7246
F-16A FA-62 F-16 20th Anniv Demo 1998 Daco 7247
F-16A FA-62 31 Sqn NATO Tigermeet 1985 Dutch 72006
F-16A FA-122 31 Sqn NATO Tigermeet 2002 Beja  Zotz 72001
F-16A FA-61 23 Sqn 10 Wing Kliene-Brogel disbandment scheme Zotz 72002
F-16A FA-112 1 Sqn 85th Anniv scheme Zotz 72003
F-16A/B All standard scheme a/c: all full viz & low viz sqn insignias, data stencilling for one a/c.  Daco 7239
F-16B FB-01 10th Anniv F-16 service Daco 7209
F-16B FB-20 10 FBW Modeldecal 074
 
  Denmark
F-16 Sqn badges Flying Colours Aerodecals DK72-001
F-16A E-185 730 Esk Modeldecal 074
F-16A E-599 723 Esk Modeldecal 074, Superscale 72546
F-16A E-177 Superscale 72277
F-16A E-180 723 Esk Aalborg: standard and NATO 50th Anniv schemes Zotz 72006
F-16B ET-210 Italeri 130
F-16B ET-614 727 Esk Modeldecal 074
F-16B ET-615 Superscale 72277, 72520
 
  Egypt
F-16A 9301 Superscale 72521
F-16C Block 40 9969  Zotz 72006
 
  Greece
F-16C 144 Italeri 130
F-16C 110 330 Mira Mike Grant MGD729
F-16C Block 30 111 CW: all serials 330 Mira, 346 Mira  Icarus 72001
F-16C Block 30 111, 127  Zotz 72006
F-16C Block 50 all serials 347 Mira 111 CW  Icarus 72001
F-16C Block 50 045 341 Mira  Zotz 72006
F-16D 146 330 Mira Mike Grant MGD729
F-16D Block 30 all serials 330 Mira 111 CW  Icarus 72001
F-16D Block 30 149  Zotz 72006
F-16D Block 50 all serials 347 Mira 111 CW  Icarus 72001
F-16D Block 52 601 340 Mira Souda Bay  Zotz 72006
 
  Indonesia
F-16A TS-1606 3 Sqn delivery 3-tone scheme, TS-1612 300 Wing Millenium 2-tone grey scheme  Aztec 7228
F-16B TS-1602 3 Sqn delivery 3-tone scheme, TS-1601 300 Wing Millenium 2-tone grey scheme  Aztec 7228
 
  Israel
F-16 Sqn badges Isra Decal IAF-1
F-16A 112, 5 MiG kills Superscale 72453, 72521
F-16A/B markings for 7 different Sqns Isra Decal IAF-15
F-16C 313 110 Sqn, 502 101 Sqn, 355 117 Sqn, 020 Flight Test Ctr Aeromaster 72040
F-16C 355 'Valley' Sqn, 503 105 'Scorpions' Sqn Hi Decal 72021
F-16C/D Block 30 & 40: markings for 8 different Sqns Isra Decal IAF-16
F-16D 050 101 Sqn, 083 110 Sqn, 534 105 Sqn 'Scorpions' Aeromaster 72040
 
  Italy
F-16ADF 82-1023/MM7246 23 Grp 5 Stm Cervia, 80-0581/MM7237 37 Stm Trapani-Bergi  Aztec 72-028
F-16B 79-0431/MM7269 23 Grp 5 Stm Cervia, 79-0412/MM7266 37 Stm Trapani-Bergi  Aztec 72-028
 
  Netherlands
F-16 Sqn Badges Dutch 72031
F-16A J-864, 312 Sqn 75th Anniv Almark S04
F-16A J-248 323 Sqn 'Dirty Diana', J-220 or J-231 312 Sqn NATO 50th Anniv Astra 7211
F-16A J-012 313 Tiger Sqn IAT 1991, J-616 or J-195 311 Sqn Update Check Six 7201
F-16A J-631 306 Sqn, 311 Sqn Volkel: J-616 1986 display a/c 2 schemes, J-196; J-878 312 Sqn, 315 Sqn Twenthe: J-135, J-141, J-210, J-358; 322 Sqn: J-527, J-221, J-251; J-256 323 Sqn, J-219 OCU, J-646 Klu Test Grp, J-212/HL Hill Utah, also Goose Bay Canada deployment badge Dutch 72006
F-16A J-619 311 Sqn 40th Anniv scheme, J-860 315 Sqn 1990 display a/c Dutch 72013
F-16A 314 Sqn 40thAnniv: J-145, J-208 Dutch 72019
F-16A J-195 311 Sqn, J-??4 312 Sqn 40th Anniv, J-?12 313 Sqn w/- Tiger on fin Dutch 72020
F-16A 322 Sqn 50th Anniv, 315 Sqn 40th Anniv, 316 Sqn 40th Anniv Dutch 72024
F-16A J-063 322 Sqn MiG killer Kosovo Astra 7211, Dutch 72043
F-16A J-250 323 Sqn w/- sharkmouth Dutch 72060
F-16A J-259 Italeri 130
F-16A J-252 322 Sqn 40th Anniv; J-624 311 Sqn, J-653 315 Sqn, J-251 322 Sqn, J-214 323 Sqn Modeldecal 074
F-16A 312 Sqn Klu 75th Anniv Modeldecal 098
F-16A J-212 Hill AFB USA Superscale 72277
F-16A J-634 306 Sqn Superscale 72453
F-16A J-228, J-618 Superscale 72520
F-16A J-252, 322 Sqn 40th Anniv Superscale 72543
F-16A/B low visibility sqn badges & serials etc Dutch 72036
F-16B J-211 315 sqn Dutch 72006
F-16B J-259 322/323 Sqns 10th Anniv F-16 in Klu service Dutch 72013
F-16B J-068 313 Sqn w/- Tiger on fin Dutch 72020, Xtradecal X03372
F-16B J-267 TCA Modeldecal 074
F-16B J-649, 311 Sqn Superscale 72453
RF-16A 306 Sqn: J-627, J-643 Dutch 72006
RF-16A J-632 306 Sqn Modeldecal 074
 
  New Zealand
F-16A/B NZ 6521, NZ 6522, NZ 6541, NZ 6542  Flying Kiwis KC7209
 
  Norway
F-16A 274 Italeri 130
F-16A 279 331, 661 334 Skv Modeldecal 074
F-16A 272 Superscale 72520
F-16A no details available Superscale 72277
F-16B 305 332 Skv Modeldecal 074
 
  Pakistan
F-16A 9 Sqn Griffins Sargodha: 85723 w/- Su-22 kills, 84705 w/- sqn badge; 84717 14 Sqn Kamra Zotz 72006
F-16B 82602  Smer 0868
 
  Portugal
F-16ADF 15108 201 Esq w/- sqn badge Santa Cruz SC7212
F-16ADF 15117 201 Esq w/- sqn badge Santa Cruz SC7212, Zotz 72006 
F-16ADF 15103, 201 Esq, RIAT Fairford 1997 Xtradecal X04972
F-16ADF 15101 201 Esq w/- sqn badge Zotz 72006
F-16B 201 Esq w/- sqn badge: 15119, 15120 Santa Cruz SC7213
 
  Singapore
F-16A Black Knights demo team Hasegawa 00188
F-16A/B/C/D all serials,140 Sqn Singadecal 72001
F-16C 140 Sqn early & late schemes: 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 614, 615 Scale Nutz A72024
F-16D 140 Sqn early & late schemes: 623, 625, 626, 639, 640, 691 Scale Nutz A72024
F-16D 143 Sqn early & late schemes: 623, 624, 626, 627, 638, 640, 691, 692, 695 Scale Nutz A72025
 
  Taiwan
F-16A/B all serials Tiger Wings 6602
 
  Thailand
F-16A 10311 103 Sqn 40,000 hrs scheme Siamscale 72010
F-16A all Sqns no details available Siamscale 7214
F-16B 10301/86379 103 Sqn 1 Wing Korat: Thai & USAF schemes JEAB Decal
F-16B 10302 103 Sqn 40,000 hrs scheme Siamscale 72010
 
  Turkey
F-16C Block 30 87-0021 143 Oncel Filo, 88-0031 142 Gazelle Filo Zotz 72006
F-16C Block 40 89-0045 162 Harpoon Filo, 90-0022 161 Eagle Filo, 91-0011 141 Wolf Filo, 91-0017 182 Hawk Filo, 93-0001 181 Leopard Filo Zotz 72006
F-16C Block 50 94-0078 191 Cobra Filo, 94-0088 152 Raider Filo Zotz 72006
F-16C/D All Filos except 141 & 152 Kedi 72001
F-16C/D 141 & 152 Filos, no serials Kedi 72--
F-16C/D All Filos Kedi 72004
F-16D Block 50 94-1560 151 Vulture Filo, 94-1563 NATO Tiger Meet 2002 Zotz 72006
 
  USA
NASA
F-16A N516NZ Expert's Choice 7215
 
USAF
F-16A 01567 1st Pre-production, 01568 2nd Pre-production, 50745 1st Production Superscale 72297
F-16A Thunderbirds demo team: all serials Hasegawa BT2 (02602) 602, Superscale 72377
F-16A 82-950 419 TFS 388 TFW Hill, Gunsmoke '87 Repliscale 1009
F-16A 78-003 388 TFW Hill Superscale 72285
F-16A 388 TFW Hill: 78-0012, 79-0290, 78-096 lizard scheme, 78-056 McDill Superscale 72276
F-16A 80-513 906 TFG AFRES 'The City of Fairborn III' Repliscale 1021
F-16A 81-0757 50 TFW Hahn Gunsmoke, 157 TFS SC ANG, 6152 Test Sqn, 388 TFW Bomb Comp Superscale 72454
F-16A 83-1115/MJ Misawa, 80-0524 Shaw Gunsmoke '83, 81-0758 Torrejon, TAWC Eglin Superscale 72501
F-16A 81-0717 8 TFW Gunsmoke '85 Superscale 72526
F-16A Gunsmoke '85: 79-0365 474 TFW Nellis CO, 81-0759 50 TFW Hahn; 81-0739 421 TFS Hill Superscale 72527
F-16A 80-0592 148 TFTS Arizona Superscale 72582
F-16A/B 474 TFW Nellis: 428 TFS, 429 TFS, 430 TFS; 8 TFW Kunsan Superscale 72336
F-16A/B 363 TFW SW, 58 TFW Wing CO, 3246 Op Test Sqn Eglin Superscale 72455
F-16B 81-616 LANTIRN trials Edwards Superscale 72526
F-16B 78-0101/LF 58 TTW Superscale 72455
F-16C Thunderbirds demo team: all serials Hasegawa DT132
F-16C Op Desert Storm: 84-240 33 TFS Shaw, 84-212 33 TFS exp desert scheme Hi Decal 72021
F-16C 83-1121 312 TTFS Superscale 72526
F-16C 86-0212 Ariz AFRES Superscale 72582
F-16C Op Desert Storm: 85-418 50 TFW Hahn, 84-256 363 TFW Shaw, 88-476 421 TFW 'Hooters' Hill Superscale 72622
F-16C Japan: 85-1553 14 TFS 432 TFW Misawa, 88-534 36 TFS 51 TFW Osan Supercale 72624
F-16C Aggressors 57 FW Nellis: 87-0321 414 CTS, 87-0267, 86-0269 Two Bobs 72-002
F-16C 83-119/ED 'How's My Driving' USAF TV commercial, 88-399/AL 187 FW Montgomerie Two Bobs 72-005
F-16C 91-0362 Fighter Weapons School 50th Anniv, 87-0362 57 TFW Nellis Two Bobs 72-006
F-16C 389 FS Mountain Home Gunfighters Op Enduring Freedom: 91-370, 91-392, 91-401, 92-889, 92-880 Two Bobs 72-017
F-16C 20 FW Shaw. Op Allied Force: 91-0353 77 FS MiG killer, 91-0378 78 FS 1,000th sortie; 91-0348 77 FS Op Iraqi Freedom Two Bobs 72-033
F-16D 85-572 CO 52 TFW Superscale 72-580
F-16D Thunderbirds demo team Hasegawa 00284
 
USAFE
F-16A 82-977 401 TFW 'El Conquistador' Superscale 72546
F-16C 31 FW flagships Aviano 1989 Astra 7207
F-16C 510 FS 'Buzzards' Aviano Astra 7208
F-16C 555 FS Aviano Astra 7209
F-16C Aviano flagships: 87-0351 31 OSS, 89-2016 16 AF, 89-2137 31 OG Kosovo campaign  Astra 7212
F-16C 526 TFS 86 TFW Ramstein: 87-226, 84-1316 Check Six 7206
F-16C 480 TFS 52 TFW Spangdahlem Propagteam 72009
F-16C Ramstein CO's 1986: 84-1286 86 TFW w/- red/white fin, 84-1316 316th Air Div w/- lion Superscale 72545
F-16C Ramstein CO's: 85-412 512 TFS 'Dragons', 85-426 526 TFS, 85-464 86 TFW Superscale 72576
F-16C Torrejon CO's: 88-401 401 TFW Wing CO, 86-289 612 TFS Sqn CO, 86-343 613 TFS Sqn CO, 87-221 614 TFS Sqn CO Superscale 72609
F-16C 86-270/209 480 TFS, 86-227 81 TFS 52 TFW, 85-479 Bentwaters Aggressor CO Xtradecal X00872
F-16C 89-080, 510 FS, 31 FW, Aviano, USAF 50th Anniv Xtradecal X04972
F-16C 52 TFW Spagdahlem: all serials, all sqns Astra 7203
F-16D 52 TFW Spagdahlem: all serials, all sqns Astra 7203
 
USAF ANG
F-16A 82913, Oregon ANG Italeri 130
F-16A 125 FG, Florida ANG Expert's Choice 7211
F-16A 82-1001 111 FS CO Texas ANG 75th Anniv, 82-0926 119 FG Nth Dak ANG 'Happy Hooligans', 78-0017 107 FS Michigan ANG 'Miss Majestic', 79-0342 107 FS Michigan ANG 'Win or Lose, I'm In', 79-0307 127 FW Michigan ANG Wing CO's Expert's Choice 7215
F-16A Montana ANG, Kansas ANG Repliscale 1004
F-16A 80-592 162 TFG Arizona ANG, 86-0212 Repliscale 1005
F-16A 80-622 or 80-608 125 FIG Florida ANG, 81-741 158 FIG Vermont ANG Repliscale 1014
F-16A 184 TFG CO Kansas ANG, 177 FIG New Jersey ANG: 78-038, 81-738 Repliscale 1015
F-16A 82-188 188 FIG Arkansas ANG, 80-149 149 TFG Texas ANG Repliscale 1021
F-16A 81-593 or 81-785 148 FIG Minnesota ANG Duluth, Michigan ANG Selfridge: 80-579 191 FIG, 80-505 127 TFW Repliscale 1026
F-16A Texas ANG Houston: 82-0958 147 FIG CO or 81-728 standard scheme; 80-520 113 TFW Washington DC ANG Repliscale 1027
F-16A 184 TFG Kansas ANG, 120 FIG Montana ANG, 182 FS Texas ANG Superscale 72580
F-16A 82-027 114 TFTS Oregon ANG Superscale 72582
F-16A 80-582 Calif ANG, 81-734 Vermont ANG, 81-738 New Jersey ANG Superscale 72589
F-16A Op Desert Storm: 81-675 Florida ANG Superscale 72622
F-16A 82-966 Illinois ANG, 79-403 NY ANG, 79-295 Sth Carolina ANG Gunsmoke Superscale 72608
F-16A 198 FS 'Bucaneros' 156 FG Puerto Rico ANG: 80-0589 50th Anniversary, 82-0995, 82-0953; 152 FS162 FW Arizona ANG: 82-0938, 79-0368 Expert's Choice 7229
F-16A/ADF Illinois ANG: 80-561 169 FS, 80-560 169 FS Superscale 72703
F-16B 79-431 148 FS162 FW Arizona ANG Expert's Choice 7229
F-16B 82-026 191 FIG Michigan ANG, F-16C 84-315 Indiana ANG, 85-545 Iowa ANG Superscale 72662
F-16C 174 FS 185 FG Iowa ANG Lobos, 114 FG South Dakota ANG Bats Expert's Choice 7211
F-16C 81-875 179 FIS 148 FI Minnesota ANG Duluth, 81-781 178 FIS119 FIG Nth Dakota ANG 'Happy Hooligans' Superscale 72624
F-16C 113 FW DC ANG 50th Anniv scheme, 328 FS192 FW Viginia ANG  Expert's Choice 7230
F-16C 85-478 South Dakota ANG, Indiana ANG: 84-317 181 TFG, 83-122 122 TFW Superscale 72661
F-16C 89-076 124 FS Iowa ANG Superscale 72703
F-16C Wisconsin ANG Hasegawa 00611
F-16C Colorado ANG: 87-241/CO Tiger Meet of the Americas 2001, 87-254/CO Mile High Militia Two Bobs 72-019
 
USMC
F-16N 163269 NFWS Top Gun Two Bobs 72-029
 
USN
F-16A 92-0410/61 NSAWC Top Gun  Two Bobs 72-029
F-16A/N NSAWC Top Gun aggressors: 163258/51, 50 Two Bobs 72-029
F-16B NSAWC Top Gun no details available Two Bobs 72-029
F-16N 163268, 1st one Superscale 72546
F-16N 183274 VF-43, 183571 VF-45 Superscale 72679
F-16N 163275 VF-126 NSAWC Top Gun Two Bobs 72-029
 
  Venezuela
F-16A 1041 161 Esq Grupo 16 Aztec 7208
F-16A 20th Anniv F-16 Ops tail art scheme: 0220,1041 Aztec 7223
F-16A 0678 161 Esq Grupo 16 FCM 7201LA
F-16B 2337 162 Esq Grupo 16 Aztec 7208
F-16B 2337162 Esq Grupo 16 20th Anniv F-16 Ops tail art scheme Aztec 7223
 
Kit Reviews
Hasegawa F-16A+/B+
This brand was by the far the most accurate kit of the F-16 until the advent of the new Revell toolling. It is still good, but the Revell tooling surpasses it in some areas. The Hasegawa kits have the most accurate canopy of any brand, and overal shape of the kit is very close to a real F-16. Parts are moulded very crisply, with sharp trailing edges. The most serious flaw is the contours of the fuselage aft of FS 375. There should be a gentle taper sloping downwards along the spine under the base of the fin, but on the kit the spine is dead horizontal. Also, the air intake mouth is too 'smiley', and should have a more oval cross section. There is only basic detail in the cockpit & wheel wells, and the front wheel well is too shallow. The kit comes with AIM-9J & AIM-9L Sidewinders, BL755 Cluster bombs, early production wing tanks (tank fins are delta 'dart' type), a centreline tank, 2 TER's, & a crew entry ladder. Compared to drawings in the Detail & Scale and Lock On books, the kit is dimensionally accurate, but the main wheel bay is too short by 1mm, wingspan 0.5mm too narrow. The canopy is the most accurate of any tooling.

Hasegawa F-16C/D/N
As above, however these kits do not include the big mouth intake necessary to make a GE engined version, there is no provision for the correct gun muzzle for an F-16C/D, and the F-16C fin base does not have the slight 'flick up' of the real thing.

Hasegawa F-16C/D Block 50
As above, but this release includes a big mouth intake, new main wheels, bulged main undercarriage doors, AN/ASQ-213 HTS pod, AIM-120B AMRAAM's with new wingtip launchers, and AGM-88 HARM's; but it still does not include the correct gun muzzle for an F-16C/D.

Revell F-16A/MLU, F-16C Block 50/52
Be careful not to confuse these kits with the old Revell America tooling from the early eighties of an FSD F-16A. This completely new tooling from Revell Germany is very finely molded, with beautifully detailed well defined small parts. The new kit is fully optioned, allowing for the making of virtually any single-seat variant except the ADF or E, and is broken down in such a way that a two-seater could be released later. The kit features the later production wing tanks with clipped delta fins, a centreline tank, a parachute housing in the fin base, the most accurate arrestor hook and air intake mouth of any kit, and a separate nose cone. The wheel well and cockpit details are the best of any kit; the wheel hub detail is exceptional. The F-16C fin base has correct upward 'flick', but is a little too exaggerated. The kit includes Block 10 & current tailplanes, and optional gun muzzles for A & C variants (the only kit to do so). It also includes the Rapport III antennae used by Belgium & Israel, the best ACES II of any kit, GBU-8 LGB's, and a very good rendition of the AIM-9L Sidewinder. The Block 50/52 release includes correct parts for the GE engined version, AIM-120 AMRAAM's and launch rails, AGM-88 HARM's and associated AN/ASQ-213 HTS pod. Even though the tooling is more refined than the Hasegawa kit, it suffers from a number of flaws. Again, the fuselage aft of FS375 is incorrectly contoured. The yellow tinted plastic used for the canopy is the incorrect colour and looks toy-like. The wings have a slight dihedral due to overly tight fit when assembled and they have sink marks. The P&W nozzle is incorrectly tapered, the AIM-120's are the incorrect clipped fin version, and there are no bulged main gear doors for the F-16C variant. Compared to the drawings, the overall length of the kit is 3mm too long. The error is spread throughout the length of the fuselage and would be very difficult to correct. The wingspan is 1mm too wide, the main wheel bay is 0.5mm too long. The canopy is 1.5mm too long, and results in a taper at the rear which is too gradual, and therefore at the same slope as the fuselage at that point.


Kit Modifications Schematic

Italeri F-16A/B
Although considerably older than the others, this kit does have some redeeming virtues. It is the only kit with a correctly contoured rear fuselage, and the only one to offer the choice of a jet nozzle fully closed. It offers single & twin seat versions in one box, and the oleo legs are well detailed. The kit includes early production wing tanks with delta fins, parachute fin housing, TER's, CBU-59 Rockeyes, and AIM-9L Sidewinders. The tooling does show its age: it has Stencel ejection seats (incorrect for a production version F-16), no area rule 'waisting' on the rear fuselage tailplane booms, and the air intake mouth has an incorrect cross section (straight top lip instead of curved). The panel lines are crude and overscale by today's standards, but not too obtrusive. The tailplane mounting tabs must be repositioned as they are a carry-over from the Block 10 version- if mounted with no trimming, the tailplanes will sit flush with the airbrakes (too far foward) instead of sitting behind. The one-piece canopy component does not include the canopy rail, so if a model with an open canopy is required the rail will have to be carefully separated from the fuselage, as well as the transparency being cut at the hinge line. The gap between the jet nozzle and the base of of the fin is too small and not pronounced enough, the gun muzzle is crudely moulded, and the kit has rudimentary cockpit & wheel well detail. Compared to the drawings, overall length is accurate, but the canopy is too short by 1.5mm, the main wheel bay is 1.5mm too short, the wingtip launch rails are undersize, and the wingspan is 1mm undersize.

Italeri F-16C/D
As above, but also offers LANTIRN IR/laser pods, ALQ-133 ECM pod, & GE nozzle. No big mouth GE intake or C/D gun muzzle, though.

Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-2
For those with too much money, the F-2 offers a couple of components which can be pilfered for use on F-16's: good large size wing tanks as seen on Israeli and Lockheed demonstrator versions, and a very good GE nozzle.

Smer F-16B
Intech tooling, Very poor copy of Italeri kit, offers extra sprue containing 6 AIM-9B's and 2 Mavericks. Only mentioned here because it is good for the Pakistani decals. (Now no longer the case with the release of Zotz's sheet).

Fujimi F-16B+
For those curious about the Fujimi tooling, it suffers the same inaccuracies around the rear fuselage as the others; in addition, the area ruling on the rear under-fuselage is too pronounced. Wing tanks are too wide and short, although they could be used as a basis for larger tanks seen on Israeli and Lockheed demonstrator versions. Detailing on the wheels is good, and the kit comes with 2 GBU-10 LGB's & ADF nose aerials but not the fin to match. The ejection seats are completely ficticious. Smoke coloured plastic is used for the canopy.

Esci F-16A/B
We mention this kit here due to the fact that it was recommmended as the best F-16 kit by Verlinden at the time of publication of the F-16 Lock On. The tooling is very similar to the Italeri kit, but we cannot vouch for its accuracy as we have not been able to inspect one closely, although that will occur soon.

The Holy Grail
In summary, it is impossible to make a truly accurate F-16 model without using a combination of parts from several brands or commiting to major surgery. None of the kits include a canopy with an undercut bubble cross section. For the most accurate model, the following is recommended: Hasegawa rear canopy, top rear fuselage side, Italeri fuselage rear of FS375, Revell front canopy, nose, intake mouth, undercarriage, weapons, pylons, cockpit and all other small components. Either the Hasegawa or Revell kits could be used as a basis, but the Hasegawa kit does not suffer from the join kink halfway down the fuselage as the Revell kit does.

 
Decal Reviews
Vivacious Vipers Zotz 72006
For F-16 enthusiasts the release of Zotz's sheet is a major milestone for the hobby, for it finally allows quality modelling of subjects not offered before and fills an important and long neglected gap in the range of decals available for this aircraft. In terms of printing it is a mammoth undertaking...no less than 21 colours feature on the sheet, making it one of the most elaborate ever released. In terms of subject covered, the production is superb: there are options for Bahrain, Denmark's NATO 50th Anniv scheme, Egypt including orange ID panels, Greece, Pakistan including squadron insignia and Afghanistani kill markings, Portugal including rescue stencilling in Portugese, and Turkey's full range of squadrons including rescue stencilling in Turkish. The instructions are in the usual full colour and include all required views in the case of asymmetrical schemes. Zotz has listened to customer feedback and has presented the diagrams in a less cluttered, easy-to-read manner, a considerable improvement on previous offerings under the Albatros label. This sheet gets full marks for subject matter, but it is far from perfect in its execution. There are a number of problems: the Bahraini red has bled so it lacks a crisp edge. The colour used is too dark; it should have been FS 31302 (as per offical GD drawings) which is closer to the red used on the Danish scheme. They could have saved themselves an extra print run. The metallic gold used for the NATO scheme is too grainy, although this is unavoidable when screen printing this kind of ink. It would have been better to either offset print this colour or use an ALPS printer. The banana colour used for rescue arrows is too vivid and should have been paler. The peach colour used for the ejection seat triangles is too orange, and should have been slightly pinker. Although the NATO scheme offered for Denmark is most welcome, it would have been nice to have more serial options for the standard service scheme, particularly as the serials on Danish aircraft are pale grey, a colour that cannot be accurately reproduced any way other than screen printing.

The Pakistani ejection seat warning triangles are completely devoid of any stencilling in their interior. The most serious flaw is that the clear carrier film is not colourless, it has a yellow tint, so the decal sheet will require a spell taped up on a window before it can be used. In this day and age, such an oversight is simply unacceptable, and marrs an otherwise excellent product. Other than these errors, colour saturation and image registry is very good. We were impressed with the colour used for the Greek national insignia; this is the first time an accurate blue has been used to depict a Greek machine. We also like the way two different shades were offered for the Pakistani national insignia even though this was not strictly necessary. Overall: brilliant subject choice, but Zotz must lift their game in execution, particularly with the carrier film.

Venomous Vipers Part 2 Aztec 72028
Hot on the tail of Zotz comes this release from Aztec, and for F-16 enthusiasts, the circle is now complete as virtually any scheme that could be wished for can now be modelled, except for Jordan and the UAE. Although much narrower in scope than the Zotz offering, it is of better quality. It includes options for Italy's newly leased jets, and 2 different schemes for Indonesia. The instructions are clear and uncluttered, with all views necessary to complete the elaborate Indonesian scheme included. The print quality of the decals themselves is noticeably higher than Zotz, with very good register; very crisp, legible, and comprehensive stencilling (enough for 2 complete aircraft); and very accurate colours. Extra numerals are provided to allow the depiction of all serials. The only vice is that the red ejection seat warning triangles for the Indonesian Millennium scheme are printed too boldly, and we found slight smudging on the extra black serials for the same scheme. Unlike Zotz, the carrier film is completely colourless. Overall: well executed and highly recommended.

 
Selected References
Aeroguide 18, Fighting Falcon, by Roger Chesneau, Line Wrights 1987, ISBN 0-946958-23-8
F-16 Fighting Falcon, Walkaround No 1, by Lou Drendel, Squadron Signal 1993, ISBN 0-89-747-307-8
F-16A&B Fighting Falcon in Detail & Scale, by Bert Kinzey Aero/Arms & Armour 1982, ISBN 0-8168-5013-5 USA, 0-85368-552-5 UK
Lock On No 2: General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, by Francois Verlinden, Willy Peeters, & Hans Wilms, Verlinden Productions 1984, ISBN 90-70932-03-2
Uncovering the Lockheed Martin F-16A/B/C/D, by Danny Coreman & Nico Deboeck, Daco 2001, ISBN 90-806747-1-0
F-16 Operators Part 2, World Airpower Journal Vol 24, pp120-139
Variant Briefing: F-16C/D/N/XL, World Airpower Journal Vol 22, pp112-129

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