• DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW
  • DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW

DragonWings 50005 F-16C 14th FS, 432nd FW

Review on June 28, 2015 | Dragon Wings Diecast Model 1/72 Scale

Basic Information

Dragon Models社製ダイキャストモデルです。商品の概略は以下のとおり。

This is a ready-made diecast model by Dragon Models Limited. The specifications of this product is as follows.

Product MakerDragon Models Limited.
Product SeriesDRAGON WINGS WARBIRDS SERIES
Product NameItem No:50005 (Not Limited)
F-16C FIGHTING FALCON 14th FS, 432nd FW
Model Scale1:72
DimensionsLength:210mm / Width:133mm
Release DateOctober 2002 in Japan
Price3,672 yen in Japan
Notes *Ready-made display model (painted and assembled)
*Die-cast body with some plastic parts
*All markings by tampo printing
*Landing gears can be removed for flying position (gear covers included)
*Pilot figure not included
*Display stand included

Shape, Painting and Markings

本モデルは、1990年代初頭、日本の三沢基地にて運用されていた第432戦闘航空団 第14戦闘飛行隊のF-16C ブロック30を再現したものです。そのアウトラインは良好で、塗装やマーキング類も素晴らしい出来栄えです。

This model is a F-16C Block 30 (14th FS, 432nd FW) in early 1990s. The outline is good. The painting and markings are excellent.

Special Mention

ALL MARKINGS BY TAMPO PRINTING

モデル表面のマーキング類は、すべて精緻なタンポ印刷にて再現されています。キャノピーフレーム上のパイロットの名前も読むことが出来るほどです。

All markings are printed in great detail on the surface. You can read the pilot's name on the canopy frame.

ALL MARKINGS BY TAMPO PRINTING

REALISTIC SURFACE DETAILS

本モデルには精密な彫刻と、正確なパネルラインが施されています。これはダイキャストモデルとしては十分なものです。

This model has detailed surface and accurate panel lines. It is enough for diecast model molding.

REALISTIC SURFACE DETAILS

about real plane

Misawa Japan's F-16

1984年7月、PACAF(太平洋航空軍団)所属の432TFW(第432戦術戦闘航空団)は、日本の三沢基地にて再編されました。 当初、432TFWは13TFS(第13戦術戦闘飛行隊)のみを擁する航空団でした。 当時、13TFSはF-16A/Bを運用しており、テールコードはミサワ・ジャパンを意味する「MJ」でした。 1986年から1987にかけて、13TFSはF-16C/Dに機種改変しています。 1987年4月3日、三沢基地2番目のF-16飛行隊として、F-16C/D(テールコードMJ)を擁する飛行隊、14TFS(第14戦術戦闘飛行隊)が編成されます。 その後、TFW(戦術戦闘航空団)はFW(戦闘航空団)に、TFS(戦術戦闘飛行隊)はFS(戦闘飛行隊)に改称されます。

In July 1984, the 432nd Tactical Fighter Wing was reactivated at Misawa, Japan under the PACAF. The 432nd controlled only one F-16 squadron, the 13th TFS, at the beginning. The 13th TFS operated F-16A/B at that time with the tail code "MJ" meaning "Misawa Japan". The 13th converted to F-16C/D during 1986-87. The second Misawa-based F-16 squadron, the 14th TFS, was activated with F-16C/D (tail code "MJ") on April 3, 1987. After that, TFW and TFS were renamed from TFW to FW and from TFS to FS.

USAF F-16C block 30 #87-0292
USAF F-16C block 30 #87-0292 from the 14th FS flies over the coastline near Misawa AFB on November 1st, 1991. The aircraft is armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. [USAF photo by Sgt Gary R. Coppage]

About F-16C #87-0265

実機「F-16C #87-0265」の詳細(経歴)は以下のサイトで見ることが出来ます。
You can see the real plane "F-16C #87-0265" by the following website.
*Airframe Details for F-16 #87-0265 | F-16.net

OLD, BUT STILL AWESOME

本モデルは2002年にリリースされた古いモデルです。 当時、このようにクオリティが高く、しかもリーズナブルなモデルは他にありませんでした。 現在では、良質なダイキャスト製F-16モデルに事欠くことはありません。 しかし古くなってもなお、本モデルは素晴らしい出来だと私は思うのです。

It was released in 2002 from Dragonwings. At that time, there was no other item like this high quality and reasonable model. Now, we do not lack for good F-16 diecast models from other makers. But, I think this is still awesome even getting old.

ALL MARKINGS BY TAMPO PRINTING

Reference

[Books & Magazine]

*KOKU-FAN Illustrated No.70 93-6 GENERAL DYNAMICS LOCKHEED F-16 FIGHTING FALCON / Published by BUNRIN-DO Co.,Ltd. 1993
*Military Aircraft of the World F-16 Fighting Falcon / Published by IKAROS Publications LTD.

[Video]

*FIGHTING AIRCRAFT DVD Collection 7 F-16 Fighting Falcon / Published by K.K.DeAgostini JAPAN 2007

[Website]

*NABE3's Aviation Photo Gallery
*F-16.net - The ultimate F-16, F-22, F-35 reference