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Tamiya 1/32 F-16 CJ Fighting Falcon

Highly regarded as one of the world’s leading lightweight multi-purpose fighters, the F-16 Fighting Falcon is capable of precision attack during air-to-air and air-to-surface combat. The success of the F-16 comes from its precision control, with aerodynamic body design combining with innovative electronic fly-by-wire technology for precision maneuvering at both low and high speeds, and low and high altitudes. Fitted with one single turbo jet engine, the F- 16 has a top speed of over Mach 2.

Currently used by more than 20 countries around the world, the F-16 has been deployed to actual conflict since the 1980’s including seeing action in significant conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.



Here are the pictures of one of the finest models I have worked with. Everything you’ve read about this model kit, is true. All I have left to add is a great build with little to no fixes required. Every part falls together with a jigsaw puzzle fit.

I love the fact that the kit’s box is also a storage box in case you need to transport it or simply to put it away for a while and use the shelf to display a new model. The kit comes with your choice of clear or smoke canopy with beautiful rivet details.

The cockpit is filled with nice surface details and the ejection seat where many folks would rather go with a resin version, is not bad at all. Provided is a 1/32 scale seated pilot and photo etched seat belts. The pilot you see here is from Verlinden stock #2173. (1:32 Modern US Fighter Pilot F15, F16, A10).

George Collazo
George Collazo

George has been hosting review sites and blogging about toy collectibles, travel, digital photography and Nikon digital imaging since 1998. His first model kit build was a Testors 1/35 DODGE WC-54 in 1984.