48484 is the final offering in Cutting Edge's F-16 conversion trilogy
and this time, it is a conversion to enable you to produce a USAF
F-16 Air Defence Fighter (F-16 ADF) was developed for the fighter
interception role to provide the continental United States with a
defence against bombers and cruise missiles. F-16A ADF aircraft can be
distinguished from standard F-16A/B's by several external identifying
Long, thin horizontal bulges on the
base of the vertical tail.
'Bird Slicer' Identification Friend or
Foe (IFF) antenna a set of four blade antenna on the nose forward of the
canopy and on the underside of the fuselage behind the intake.
A 150,000 candlepower night
identification spotlight on the port side of the nose between the radome
and the leading edge of the wing.
resin conversion set from Cutting Edge will achieve 99% of the
conversion for you painlessly. You will still need to modify your
chosen kit to include the night identification spotlight though. The
Cutting Edge conversion set provides you with:
A one-piece fin base (with the
appropriate bulges) and vertical stabiliser.
Two sets of 'bird slicer' IFF
antennas. These are provided as curved bases onto which you glue the
separately cast antenna blades.
Strobe light lens (cast in clear
Tail mounted floodlight.
casting is well up to Cutting Edge's very high standards with no mis-casts,
pinholes or warps. The parts exhibit fine engraved panel line detail,
the leading and trailing edges of the vertical stabiliser are straight
and sharp as are the tiny IFF antenna blades.
instructions are provided with the conversion at all. However, as I
suspect that the set is aimed at the hardcore F-16 fan they are not
needed but it would be nice for those of us without up to date
references if some were provided.
smaller parts including the mounting plate for the IFF antenna, the
antenna blades themselves, and the fin mounted floodlight have been cast
together and share the same pour plug and two of the same 'sprue' is
provided. The plug incorporates extra resin as a means of protecting
the smaller parts in transit. The parts are contained in a clear
plastic zip-loc bag which is stapled to Cutting Edge's familiar black
and yellow header card.
easy conversion from Cutting Edge for the F-16 fans.
Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review samples.
Cutting Edge Modelworks products are available from
Meteor Productions Website
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