Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Lockheed F-16C "Venom Scheme"
94-0047, USAF Demo Team, 2020
The F-16 Fighting Falcon was produced by General Dynamics who became Lockheed who then
merged with Martin Marietta to become Lockheed Martin. The F-16 entered service in January
1979 as a multi-role jet fighter that evolved into an all-weather multi-role aircraft capable of
sustaining 9-g turns. The F-16 is relatively inexpensive to purchase and maintain so the U.S. and
25 other countries added it to their inventory. The Fighting Falcon is referred to by its pilots as
the "Viper" and will remain in USAF service until 2025.
Lockheed F-16C 94-0047 c/n CC-199 was delivered to the 79th FS in April 1997. In 2006 it
transferred to the 20th FW/77th FS. In 2019 this aircraft was selected to join the 2020 Air Combat
Command's F-16 Demo Team with work on the special paint scheme beginning in December. In
May 2020 the stunning scheme was unveiled and named "Venom". Snake scales run along the
back, belly and wings as well as up the tail. Snake eyes are on each side of the fuselage. Pilot is
Major Garret "Toro" Schmitz.
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.