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General Dynamics - Lockheed Martin F-16, Volume 1 : Fighting Falcon A and B Versions
by Frederic Lert


Overview - At a time when other planes retire to museums, General Dynamics' fighter-bomber is still a formidable foe in international competitions against so-called "fifth generation" planes. The first prototype flew for the first time in 1974 and the operational career of the last aircraft built will continue well into the 2040s.  Read more...

 
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Overview
At a time when other planes retire to museums, General Dynamics' fighter-bomber is still a formidable foe in international competitions against so-called "fifth generation" planes. The first prototype flew for the first time in 1974 and the operational career of the last aircraft built will continue well into the 2040s. Almost seventy years and still going strong Meanwhile, this light fighter was optimized for daytime missions and became a formidable fighter-bomber; more than 4,400 were built and used by more than 25 countries.Two volumes in our series will be devoted to the F-16. The first examines its development and the F-16A and B, while Volume 2 is dedicated to F-16C and D.Frederic Lert is a professional aviation journalist, and the author of the highly acclaimed Wings of the CIA, the B-52s, and Sepecat Jaguar.REVIEWS A well written, detailedand interesting story... covering the development prototypes and the first in-service models, the A and B... extensively illustrated with some high quality photographs, all of which are well captioned. Add some equally excellent color profiles and not only do you get a good story about the development of the F-16, but for modelers there is just so much reference materialthis is one I think any F-16 fan will want to have it on their bookshelf.Military Modeling"


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  • ISBN-13: 9782352501299
  • ISBN-10: 2352501296
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors
  • Publish Date: January 2011
  • Page Count: 81
  • Dimensions: 9.42 x 7.94 x 0.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds

Series: Great American Combat Aircraft #1

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