The F-16N is based on the standard F-16C/D block 30 and is powered by the General Electric F110-GE-100 engine. However, the F-16N has a strengthened wing and is capable of carrying an Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pod on the starboard wingtip. The ACMI pod allows details of air-to-air engagements to be transmitted to a ground station. Although the (T)F-16N’s are based on the early-production small-inlet Block 30 F-16C/D airframe, they retain the APG-66 radar of the F-16A/B. However, they have no cannon or ASPJ and carry no missiles. Their EW fit consists of an ALR-69 radar warning receiver (RWR) and an ALE-40 chaff/flare dispenser. The (T)F-16N’s have the standard Air Force tailhook and undercarriage, and are definitely NOT carrier capable.

 

Eduard Brassin 648021 F-16N engine 1/48

Eduard Brassin 648021 F-16N engine 1/48

Eduard Brassin 648021 F-16N engine 1/48

 

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.

Darko Mladenovic

Sample product is provided by Jan Zdiarsky from Eduard

This set can be purchased directly here!