Eduard Brassin 648004 F-16CJ Block 52 engine 1/48
The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multirole jet fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force. This versatile aircraft is vastly used by air forces around the world. Over 4,400 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976. Block 50/52 F-16 was first delivered in late 1991. Unofficially designated F-16CJ is equipped with improved GPS/INS, and can carry a further batch of advanced missiles: the AGM-88 HARM missile, JDAM, JSOW and WCMD. The first Block 50 F-16 was delivered to the USAF in November of 1991. Over 300 have been delivered by early 1997, to four different customers. New production Block 50/52 aircraft ordered after 1996 also include selected features from the MLU program: color multifunction displays, a three-channel video tape recorder, and the modular mission computer. Block 50 aircraft are powered by the F110-GE-129 while the Block 52 jets use the F100-PW-229.
As other Brassin line products engine comes packed in beautiful blister plastic package which helps protecting castings for possible damage. Assembly instructions are printed on A5 sheet of paper and are perfectly clear. Set contains five parts molded in light gray resin and two photo etched parts. Engine is beautifully detailed, and assembly looks easy enough, perhaps the trickiest part will be to remove molding blocks, but with some care it shouldn’t represent a problem. Two photo etched parts are included in this set and they represent fuel distribution pipes. I am especially impressed with the exhaust which is beautifully molded inside and outside. No painting instructions are present in this set so you should look for some additional references.
This set helps to further improve you F-16 kit, and I can strongly recommend this set to all modelers interested in a subject. Direct buy here!
Sample product is provided by Jan Zdiarsky from Eduard