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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #275 on: April 11, 2020, 04:23:11 AM »

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #276 on: April 11, 2020, 04:28:02 AM »
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #277 on: April 11, 2020, 08:36:01 PM »
Iranian F-16s were a very very close thing to reality.

As were Iranian S Class Frigates, Invincible Class Carriers, Sea Harriers etc.

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #278 on: April 13, 2020, 04:30:35 AM »
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #279 on: April 13, 2020, 04:38:52 AM »
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #280 on: April 13, 2020, 09:58:36 AM »


Something like this may find its way onto my RAAF F-16. ;)
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #281 on: April 13, 2020, 10:07:54 AM »
F-16XL-1 and F-16XL-2 with the conformal fuel tanks and the hump on the spine. 
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #282 on: April 13, 2020, 09:57:22 PM »
I've been restoring my old Airfix F-16 into a AF-16. I'd already given it a SEA camo years ago, but I found I had some of the strengthened u/c legs from another kit. So those got installed and the wheels will follow soon. Just need to find some black markings for it.
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #283 on: April 14, 2020, 02:55:00 AM »
F-16XL-1 and F-16XL-2 with the conformal fuel tanks and the hump on the spine.

Quite doable
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #284 on: April 14, 2020, 08:02:17 AM »
I've been restoring my old Airfix F-16 into a AF-16. <...>

Really like the triple Maverick launcher.  :smiley:
The F-16 sure looks good in those colours.
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #285 on: April 14, 2020, 08:38:13 AM »
F-16XL-1 and F-16XL-2 with the conformal fuel tanks and the hump on the spine.

Itís on my list. I have the Monogram XL kit and the Hasegawa Sufa kit to combine.

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #286 on: April 14, 2020, 02:41:47 PM »
F-16XL-1 and F-16XL-2 with the conformal fuel tanks and the hump on the spine.
Itís on my list. I have the Monogram XL kit and the Hasegawa Sufa kit to combine.
Good to hear!  I was checking fit of the spine from one of my 1:48 Italeri F-16 kits and it looks like it should be an easy adaptation.  Have to dig out the conformal fuel tanks I have stashed away to see how those will work.  I think the XL is a bit longer than the standard F-16 so there may be a need to lengthen the conformal tanks to make the things fit. 
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #287 on: April 14, 2020, 03:34:13 PM »
As far as I can remember, the XL is longer than a regular F-16 so you will have to lenghten the spine and CFT. But once finished, it looks really good:



More pics here: https://www.themodelingdutchman.com/on_display_jets_f-16E.html

I remember of another build base on the 2-seat variant and with spine+CFT but I can't find it back :icon_crap:

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #288 on: April 15, 2020, 12:50:07 AM »
I have a couple of the older Hasegawa kits that came with single seat and two seat parts so I could do a two seater.

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #289 on: May 15, 2020, 04:07:21 AM »
How long before decals for this scheme come out I wonder: 






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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #291 on: September 19, 2020, 12:29:54 PM »
TXAFNG "Ace in the Hole"


from
https://taskandpurpose.com/mandatory-fun/air-force-birthday-f-16-paint-job
Hasegawa did a boxing with those markings as well as there being aftermarket decals available.  Sadly, the 111th now flies drones.

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #292 on: September 27, 2020, 03:51:37 AM »
Almost was...

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #293 on: September 28, 2020, 03:08:31 AM »
Taking it further:


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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #294 on: January 31, 2021, 03:53:27 AM »



Taking this idea further, what if in 1976, the Canadian government instead of acquiring Canadair Ltd. from General Dynamics, manages a deal whereby they will invest in Canadair so long as General Dynamics agrees to establish an F-16 production line in Canada, possibly as a follow on to the CF-5 production. At this stage the F-16 was only just getting started so that General Dynamics might welcome the funding/early export win.  The RCAF would then have a new fighter some 5 yrs or so earlier.  There could also be potential export sales.
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #295 on: January 31, 2021, 02:53:53 PM »
As far as I can remember, the XL is longer than a regular F-16 so you will have to lenghten the spine and CFT. But once finished, it looks really good:



More pics here: https://www.themodelingdutchman.com/on_display_jets_f-16E.html

I remember of another build base on the 2-seat variant and with spine+CFT but I can't find it back :icon_crap:
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #296 on: January 31, 2021, 04:41:59 PM »
As far as I can remember, the XL is longer than a regular F-16 ....


"Less noticeable is that the fuselage was lengthened by 56 in (1.4 m) by the addition of two sections at the joints of the main fuselage sub-assemblies. With the new wing design, the tail section had to be canted up 3į, and the ventral fins removed, to prevent them from striking the pavement during takeoff and landing. However, as the F-16XL exhibits greater stability than the native F-16, these changes were not detrimental to the handling of the aircraft. "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Dynamics_F-16XL

More details:
https://www.f-16.net/f-16_versions_article1.html

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #297 on: April 02, 2021, 01:33:44 AM »

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #298 on: April 02, 2021, 03:15:11 AM »
Taking this idea further, what if in 1976, the Canadian government instead of acquiring Canadair Ltd. from General Dynamics, manages a deal whereby they will invest in Canadair so long as General Dynamics agrees to establish an F-16 production line in Canada, possibly as a follow on to the CF-5 production. At this stage the F-16 was only just getting started so that General Dynamics might welcome the funding/early export win.  The RCAF would then have a new fighter some 5 yrs or so earlier.  There could also be potential export sales.

That's very clever. RW, General Dynamics bought Gulfstream in 1999. They gain two decades in the bizjet business by buying Canadair. BTW, a high CL-26x corporate designation would be about right for 1976.

So, Canadair builds 'CF-16As' at Cartierville. Perhaps GD supplies some components - especially the rarer 2-seat 'CF-16B' forward fuselage sections. Meanwhile, P&WC assembles JTF22 engines (F100s) at Longueuil?

With F100s being made in Canada, maybe the 'CF-16' replaces the CF-104 in Europe and both the Starfighter and CF-5A in Canada? And then those Longueuil-assembled also go into the 'CF-15s' that replace the Voodoos?  >:D
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #299 on: April 02, 2021, 10:42:21 AM »
I like the way you're thinking there.  It makes a good lead-in to both CF-16 and CF-15 models.