F-16C Fighting Falcon – Air National Guard ANG – Texas – Blue Box Toys 1/18 scale

F-16C Fighting Falcon – Air National Guard ANG – Texas – Blue Box Toys 1/18 scale

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  • 1 left
  • very rare… they were built for a Retail Store at a very limited number.
  • Product Specifications
  • Pilot action figure
  • Pilot ladder
  • Fully detail cockpit
  • Functional rear canopy
  • A set of weapon
  • External drop
  • Functioning Landing gear
  • Detail panel lines

The F-16 era at Ellington Field has continued until today. The 111th’s original A-model Vipers were used purely in the Air Defence role. With the arrival of the F-16C in 1995, the Wing was redesignated as the 147th Fighter Wing. In 1998, the unit was assigned a multi-role, general purpose mission, adding air-to-ground capability to the previous air-to-air specialty.
“Ace-In-The-Hole” 90th Anniversary Viper

To mark the squadron’s 90th anniversary, one of the unit’s F-16Cs, 84-1393, was painted to represent the history of the 111th Fighter Squadron. All the colors and markings have specific meanings, reflecting the unit’s nine-decade history.

The rudder is painted like a JN-4 Jenny, which the squadron flew in the 1920s. The schemes for the wings and flaps recall paint schemes of the pre-World War Two era. The blue fuselage represents the Korean War, in which the squadron earned credit for two aerial victories. The grey underside represents the jet age. The “N5 A” fuselage codes are the same as those worn by the squadron’s P-51 Mustangs during World War Two, in which the squadron claimed 44 kills. The star on the fuselage also represents World War Two, while the star on the wing represents the prewar era. The “Ace in the Hole” legend and the star on the tail replicate the markings of the squadron’s F-84s during the Korean War. The ventral fin reads “Est. 1917.” This Viper will keep these markings and remain on display in Houston after its retirement next year.

The star in the unit’s badge is representative of Texas, “The Lone Star State.” The “Ace-In-The-Hole” is the card held back for “strength in reserve” during a card game – a very apt symbol for an Air National Guard unit! The black and white in the border surrounding the insignia signify oil and cotton, two of Texas’ chief natural resources. The squadron’s insignia was officially adopted in 1936.