Facebook

Cart  

No products

Total 0,00 €

Checkout Cart

Categories

FREE SHIPPING COSTS TO EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES on orders above 95€!

AMMO 3D Resin Kits


» All specials

Best sellers

» All best sellers

1/48 F-16E/F Block 60 Maximize

1/48 F-16E/F Block 60

KIN48136

Plastic model kit scale 1/48. Preorder product.

Special pre-sale price valid until 16th August 2022 or receipt of the model

Estimated availability last days september 2022.

More details

Availability: Not in stock


Notify me when available

Estimated availability time in

NOTICE: If you add preorder items to your cart, your order will be sent when all products are available


Reduced price!

48,00 €

44,00 €

The F-16E/F is an F-16, but it is one unlike any other F-16 variant in the world. The aircraft is more of a redevelopment of sorts the F-16 than just another incremental upgrade. Originally, when the program spun up in the 1990s, with an order eventually being placed for 80 advanced F-16s in 1998, the aircraft was going to be an even more drastic redesign of the F-16.


The Block 60 was designed for the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF). Based on the F-16C/D Block 50/52, it features improved radar, avionics and conformal fuel tanks. At one time, this version was incorrectly thought to have been designated "F-16U". A major difference from previous blocks is the Northrop Grumman AN/APG-80 Active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, which gives
the airplane the capability to simultaneously track and destroy ground and air threats. The Block 60's General Electric F110-GE-132 engine is a development of the −129 model and is rated at 32,500 lbf (144 kN). The Electronic Warfare system is supposed to be quite advanced and includes the Northrop Grumman Falcon Edge Integrated Electronic Warfare Suite RWR together with the AN/ALQ-165 Self-Protection Jammer. Falcon Edge, which was developed by Northrop Grumman specifically for the Block 60, is capable of showing not only the bearing of any threat but also the range.


The Block 60 allows the carriage of all Block 50/52-compatible weaponry as well as AIM-132 Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) and the AGM-84E Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM). The CFTs provide an additional 450 US gallon (2,045 L) of fuel, allowing increased range or time on station. This has the added benefit of freeing up hardpoints for weapons that otherwise would have been occupied by underwing fuel tanks. The MIL-STD-1553 data bus is replaced by MIL-STD-1773 fiber-optic data bus which offers a 1,000 times increase in data-handling capability. UAE funded the entire $3 billion Block 60 development costs, and in exchange will receive royalties if any of the Block 60 aircraft are sold to other nations. According to press reports quoted by Flight International, this is "the first time the US has sold a better aircraft [F-16] overseas than its own forces fly". Like the F-35, the Block 60 F-16 has a built in FLIR/laser targeting system rather than using a dedicated pod that would occupy a hardpoint, increase drag and RCS.


Note concerning pre-sales:

Although we will make efforts to begin delivering product as soon as possible, you understand and agree that there may be delays. An estimated launch date is only an estimate, shipping dates cannot be guaranteed for pre-orders. In the event of unforeseen delays outside of our control, the estimated shipping date is subject to change without notice.

When ordering an item that is a Pre-Order, you will be charged at the time you make the purchase to reserve the item(s). Your order will be held at our warehouse until the entire order is ready to ship. We suggest ordering all Pre-Order items on one order separately from items available to ship with real stock, for that reason. Please, keep in mind that if you place an order with Pre-Order items on it, even if some items are in stock, the order will be held until all items are available, and the order will NOT be partially shipped.

Write your review

Write your review

other products in the same category:

top