F-16A Fighting Falcon Venezuelan AF 1:72 Scale Die-cast Metal Model by Witty Wings
The F-16 was developed by General Dynamics and first flew in December 1976. The first operational F-16A was delivered in January 1979 to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. In 1993 General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, now Lockheed Martin. The Falcon's versatility is a paramount reason it was a success on the export market, and it currently serves 24 countries. It is the largest and probably most significant Western fighter program, with over 4,000 aircraft built. Though no longer produced for the United States Air Force, it is still produced for export.