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||IsraCast 32001 - IAF F-16C Block
|Contents and Media:
||Good quality, accurate.
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Isradecal’s new Isracast resin conversion provides
the necessary parts to convert the Tamiya F-16CJ Block 50 kit into the
F-16C Block 40 as used by the Israeli Air Force. The set contains 22
parts cast in tan resin. Casting quality is very good with crisp detail
and no air bubbles in my sample.
The contents include:
The extended navigation light housings for the side of
the intakes, which contain antennas for the EW system.
An additional EW antenna for under the intake
The extended tail fairing, with the aft facing EW
antenna molded in at the rear.
Small air scoop for the side of the tail fairing.
Block 40 wheel hubs to replace the kit hubs (part K7).
Pre-cooler intake scoop, replacing kit part A7 above
the left main wheel well
New nose side plates that directly place kit parts B21
and B22. These parts contain the larger RWR antenna fairings used
on IAF F-16Cs and include the trapezoidal plates immediately in
front of the fairings.
Optional antenna boxes or cover plates for the “donut”
ring immediately in front of the engine exhaust. Many IAF F-16Cs
were fitted with four antenna boxes, mounted above and below the
horizontal stabilizer on each side. In the late 90’s these boxes
were removed and a cover plate fitted where they had once been.
Four standard F-16 Sidewinder rails (16S210) as
replacements for the kit’s LAU-129 rails. IAF F-16Cs use the older
rails for both AIM-9L and Python 4.
Note: In Sidewinder rails included in the
initial production of this set were found to be too short. This was
discovered and corrected in sets made after late May 2005. The
corrected sets are identified with a green round label on the box end.
Purchasers of the early set with the incorrect rails may contact
Isradecals through their website to have the corrected rails sent to
them. If you are unsure which rails you have, the incorrect rails are
76mm in length, while the corrected rails are 83mm long.
The instructions consist of clear drawings showing
the placement of the parts, as well as detail photographs of a real IAF
F-16 to aid in proper positioning. The set should be easy to use with
most parts being “stick-on”, or direct replacement for the kit parts.
The only care needed is in cutting the Tamiya tail to install the new
extended tail fairing.
The kit is designed for use on the Tamiya kit, and
Ra’anan Weiss has stated that a separate conversion will be released for
the Academy kit.
Review sample courtesy of my dwindling
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