Twobobs 48-019 for Edwards F-16s

Units: AFFTC




Scott Van Aken

In the years it has been at Edwards, the  F-16 has proven to be a very reliable aircraft. Not surprisingly, they are all two seaters as it makes it much easier to carry along an observer or factory rep or photographer for test flights if you have a second seat! These test planes are all painted in the very colorful white and international orange scheme. The one thing you will have to do is to make sure that you have a set of early F-16 tailplanes as most of these B models did not get the upgraded (and larger) stabilizers that were found on the block 15 planes and retrofitted to the earlier A models.

This is another large set of decals offering not only all the serials for the planes of the 412 TW, but also the special markings of the VISTA F-16D. For this aircraft, you'll need to find some spare bits including the larger spine that is found on Israeli and Singapore F-16Ds.

The  instruction sheet gives full details on the planes as to which tailplanes to use with which serial number as well as crew names for the B models and any upgrades that are needed to do the VISTA bird. As is also typical of Twobobs sheets there are small photographs of the actual aircraft, which though in some cases are really too small, they are nice to have and can be useful when doing a specific aircraft.

Review sheet courtesy North American Hobbies, where you can get this sheet at 20-30% below retail.

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