Royal Danish Air Force Eskadrille 727, E-598, Flyvestation Skrydstrup, Denmark, Danish Air Force 66th Anniversary 2016
Esk 727 was the first Danish squadron to receive the F-16 fighter. From mid 1980 the squadron started to receive the aircraft from the Belgian SABCA factory, where the Danish aircraft of the first batch were being produced. It was declared fully operational on August 26th, 1981. The first task of the squadron was to train all future F-16 pilots of the Skrydstrup based units. Secondly it trained for a traditional ground attack role replacing the vintage F-100 Super Sabre in this role.
When both Esk 727 and 730 were transitioned on the F-16, the squadron disposed of its training task to Esk 723, where it stayed permanently until the disbandment of that squadron in 2001, when the task returned to the 727th.
Designed by General Dynamics as a lightweight, daytime USAF air-combat fighter, the F-16 was first flown on January 20th, 1974. This single-engine, supersonic aircraft has, over the years, evolved into a multirole aircraft. It has a frameless bubble canopy-giving its pilot superior visibility-and it uses advanced aerodynamics. The F-16 was one of the first designs to use a relaxed static stability/fly-by-wire system, which helps it pull 9-g maneuvers and achieve speeds of more than Mach 2. Called "Viper" by its pilots, the F-16 is considered one of the most successful aircraft designs of the Cold War, with 4,400+ aircraft built since 1976.
Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:
Molded metal construction with plastic components.
Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
Inscriptions and posters printed with a stamp that do not fade or fall off like decals.
opening of awnings, revealing detailed within the cockpit.