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But Frosted, what does this have to do with diecasts? You ask. Well both Matchbox and Hot Wheels have done a large number of military castings throughout the years, so I'll be showing a couple of them off here!
Todays feature is a fighter jet from General Dynamics (now known as Lockheed Martin). It's an F-16A fighter jet. This particular model was made by Matchbox and released in 2001.
This model is pretty well detailed considering how small of a scale down this must be. It is missing the wing mounted cannon that the 1:1 F-16 jet is equipped with, but you can see some missiles attached to the wings.
The A at the end of this jets name indicates that it is a single seater, whereas an F-16B can seat 2 airman.
The F-16 is not exclusive to the USAF and has seen combat use with a large variety of nations throughout the world.
The F-16A is a single engined aircraft, which is why there is only one afterburner.
This model has a tricycle landing gear, though it is not retractable as it is on a real F-16 fighter.
This jet does not have the most military-esque paint job which leads one to believe that it's used more as a stunt plane at airshows than as a fighter jet on battlefields.