1/72 Hasegawa F-16CG Block 40

Gallery Article by Nat Krairojananan on Jan 29 2015



F-16CG Block 40 510 FS 'Buzzard' in Operation Odyssey Dawn / Unify Protector 2011

This mode is Hasegawa kit. This mold was first launched over 20 years. Despite the box top named it is F-16C Block 50, but basically it is A type with C’s vertical stab, MCID intake and GE exhaust. I had to modify many areas to make it as block 40 and has detail as well as Academy or recent Tamiya’s. This particular plane served in psy-op sortie. She carried strange Leaflet bombs. 

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Aftermarket list

  • Modern Hobbies’ resin cockpit: fit like a glove.

  • CMK intake wheel wells and exhaust

  • Eduard PE set provides nice WAR HUD and canopy details

  • Attack Squadron gas bags

  • Master Model pitot

  • Crossdelta stiffener plates

  • Astra decals

  • Hasegawa weapon sets

This Viper carries load out for psy-op mission: PDU-5 leaflet dispenser on TER, AIM-120C, AIM-9L, ALQ-131 (high band) and 370 gal fuel tanks. 

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Photos and text © by Nat Krairojananan