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F-2-16C
« on: April 28, 2012, 01:11:43 pm »
After I finished my F-16-2A it was suggested that I do a build the opposite way around. Well here it is....













Mainly Hasegawa components with donations from Revell and Academy as well.

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Re: F-2-16C
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 01:21:04 pm »
As I can't tell an F-16 from a lawn-mower Alastair, could you tell us what you did with it and what bits come from where please?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: F-2-16C
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 12:24:22 am »
As I can't tell an F-16 from a lawn-mower Alastair, could you tell us what you did with it and what bits come from where please?

OK Kit......

Basic airframe unless stated otherwise is a Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-2A.
Cockpit from the rear of the ejector set forward to the radome is from a Revell F-16B kit which has a spare single seat front fuselage.
Cockpit interior including ejector seat and main canopy is from a Hasegawa F-16CJ.
From Hasegawa Weapons set X13 including the pylons for the Aim-120B's and the Sidewinders were also from that set.
All the Harms and their pylon adaptors were from the Academy F-16CG/CJ kit.

Paint scheme from the Academy F-16 but colours are from the Hasegawa F-16 as are the decals other than those for the weapons that came from the same sources as the weapons.

That's all there is to it Kit  ;D

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Re: F-2-16C
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 02:28:48 am »
The most obvious external differences between a Mitsubishi F-2 and an F-16 are that the F-2 is larger and has a different canopy.

Wikipedia illustration of the size:


This F-2 / F-16 mix also seems to have an "American style" fin, without the large drogue parachute housing seen on the F-2 and many export F-16s.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2012, 02:33:58 am by perttime »

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Re: F-2-16C
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 03:18:58 am »
Excellent, I see it all now gentlemen, and thanks.  :thumbsup:

It rather begs two questions.....

Do the changes they made to the F-2 make THAT much of a difference to the performance of what is basically the same aeroplane, and....

If they do make that much difference how come they don't do the same things to the US built versions?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: F-2-16C
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 03:50:38 am »
According to Wikipedia  :o :

the F-2 "is essentially an execution of the F-16 Agile Falcon proposal: a late-1980s plan for an enlarged F-16 which was passed over by the U.S. in favor of an all-new fighter program (Joint Strike Fighter)."

To minimize weight gains caused by the larger size, F-2 has lots of different structural solutions (composite materials), so it is not quite the same as an F-16 under the paint.

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Re: F-2-16C
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 03:57:25 am »
Nice one Alistair  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: F-2-16C
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 06:28:07 pm »
Nice job!  And not to threadjack, but I have a double cab in my collection.  :thumbsup:

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Re: F-2-16C
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 10:08:08 pm »

Nice job!  And not to threadjack, but I have a double cab in my collection.  :thumbsup:


My two seater will be Israeli using an Isracast F-18I spine and other bits, weapons will be from Skunk Models.

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