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1/48 F-16C Big Mouth Big Mouths Block 40 Part 1 

Product #48-088

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Mar 1  2005

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Here's a new decal sheet for your next Big Mouth F-16.  This sheet includes the markings for three different Block 40 Vipers from Pope AFB.

During WW2 the 74th Fighter Squadron served in China after the attack on Pearl Harbor and the break-up of the AVG Flying Tigers.  The 74 Squadron flew P-40's with Sharks Mouth, as did the AVG Flying Tigers.  So these F-16's with the 74th Fighter Squadron pays respect to their Squadron history by adorning their F-16's with Sharks Mouths.    

This decal sheet features three F-16 Shark Mouth jets. 

The three aircraft on this decal sheet are fairly similar with slight variations in markings.  These include the band at the top of the tail.  The 2 seater with the 23 Wing has a Tigers Head (?) on the side of the upper fuselage behind the canopy.  

One unique feature of special interest on the Block 40 F-16 is the "scab" plate on the top of the fuselage.  Eduard has a photo etch set that includes this plate.

 

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Gallery mainpage Ad on leftside at top The decals are contained on one decal sheet and are flawlessly printed and in perfect register.  You get enough stencils to do up two of these jets.

The 2 pages of instructions include 4 view colour drawings showing camo scheme and decal placement.  Paint colours are listed in FS#'s as well as Testors, Gunze Sangyo,  Xtracolor and Xtracrylics.  

Also included on the back of the instruction sheet is in-depth information about the Block 40F-16C avionics equipment and pods carried by these jets.

I'd like to thank Twobobs for the review sample.

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This sheet is available through http://www.twobobs.net/ and select US Hobby Shops.  Overseas customers can purchase these from Twobobs site or through Twobobs network of overseas distributors.  Remember, shipping is always FREE to US Customers at Twobobs!! 

Steve

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford

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