About the F-117:
The F-117 was a black project, an ultra-secret program for much of its life, until the late 1980s. The project began in 1975 with a model called the “Hopeless Diamond” (a wordplay on the Hope Diamond due to its appearance). In 1977 Lockheed produced two 60% scale models under the Have Blue contract. The Have Blue program was a stealth technology demonstrator that lasted from 1976 to 1979. The success of Have Blue led the Air Force to create the Senior Trend program which developed the F-117.
The decision to produce the F-117A was made on 1 November 1978, and a contract awarded to Lockheed Advanced Development Projects, popularly known as the Skunk Works, in Burbank, California. The program was led by Ben Rich. Rich called on Bill Schroeder, a Lockheed mathematician, and Denys Overholser, a computer scientist, to exploit Ufimtsev’s work. They designed a computer program called Echo, which made it possible to design an airplane with flat panels, called facets, which were arranged so as to scatter over 99% of a radar’s signal energy “painting” the airplane.
The F-117 first flew in June 1981, only 31 months after the full-scale development decision. The first production F-117A was delivered in 1982, operational capability was achieved in October 1983. The Air Force denied the existence of the aircraft until 1988, when a grainy photograph was released to the public. In April 1990 two were flown into Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, arriving during daylight and visible to a crowd of tens of thousands. Five Full Scale Development (FSD) aircraft built and were designated “YF-117A”. A total of 59 production F-117s were delivered through July 1990.
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About the F-18C Hornet Blue Angels:
It recovers fast, is repaired quickly, and then flies the next day. That is how versatile and reliable the F-18 is. The F-18C Hornet was born in 1987 as the result of a block upgrade of the F-18. Production of the F-18C, a single seat variant, ended in 1999 having been superseded by the F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet. F-18C/D models are expected to retire by 2020.
Since 1986, the F-18C has been the aerial demonstration aircraft for the Blue Angels, the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. Formed inn 1946, the Blue Angels is the world’s first officially-sanctioned military aerial demonstration team. The Blue Angels first flew three aircraft in formation, then four, and currently operate six aircraft per show. It is backed up by a seventh aircraft, in the event of mechanical problems with one of the other aircraft. The squadron gives public relations “demonstration flights” to civilians, usually selected from a press pool.
- 1x 20 mm M61 Vulcan internal gatling gun with 578 rounds
- 9: 2 wingtip, 4 underwing, and 3 fuselage, carrying up to 13,700 lb (6,215 kg) of missiles, rockets, bombs, fuel tanks, and pods
- Air-to-air: AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-132 ASRAAM, AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-7 Sparrow, IRIS-T
- Air-to-ground: AGM-45 Shrike, AGM-65 Maverick, AGM-88 HARM, SLAM-ER, JSOW, Taurus missile
- Anti-ship: AGM-84 Harpoon
- CBU-87 cluster, CBU-89 gator mine, CBU-97 CEM, Paveway, JDAM, Mk 80 series, nuclear bombs,Mk 20 Rockeye II cluster, mines The F-18C Hornet Blue Angels , United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, has beenusing the F-18C since1986 in its public relations demonstration flights.
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About the F-18C Hornet:
The F/A-18C is the single-seat variant and the F/A-18D is the two seat variant. The D-model can be configured for training or as an all-weather strike craft. The “missionized” D-model’s rear seat is configured for a Weapons and Sensors Officer to assist in operating the weapons systems. The D model is primarily operated by the U.S. Marine Corps in the night attack and FAC(A) (Forward Air Controller (Airborne)) roles.
The F/A-18C and D models are the result of a block upgrade in 1987 incorporating upgraded radar, avionics, and the capacity to carry new missiles such as the AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile and AGM-65 Maverick and AGM-84 Harpoon air-to-surface missiles. Other upgrades include the Martin-Baker NACES (Navy Aircrew Common Ejection Seat), and a self-protection jammer. A synthetic aperture ground mapping radar enables the pilot to locate targets in poor visibility conditions. C and D models delivered since 1989 also include an improved night attack capability, consisting of the Hughes AN/AAR-50 thermal navigation pod, the Loral AN/AAS-38 NITE Hawk FLIR (forward looking infrared array) targeting pod, night vision goggles, and two full-color (previously monochrome) MFDs and a color moving map.
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About the F-16C Falcon:
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is the first operational fighter to employ fly-by-wire flight controls, relaxed static stability, high-g cockpit, bubble canopy, variable camber wings, blended wing-body design, modular construction, and integrated digital avionics.
The F-16 has undergone extensive evolutionary changes over its long production life. The F-16 Multinational Staged Improvement Program resulted in delivery of the first advanced F-16C/D model in 1984, the first Block 30 version with a choice of engines in 1986, the first Block 40 version with night attack capabilities in 1988, and the first Block 50 aircraft with a more powerful engine and other improvements in 1991. F-16C Falcon is a single-seat air-combat and multi-role fighter; it is serving numerous air forces world-wide and has spawned several variants.
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About the F-16C Falcon:
Designed as a lightweight, daytime fighter, it evolved into a successful multirole aircraft. The F-16’s versatility is a paramount reason it has proven a success on the export market, having been selected to serve in the air forces of 25 nations. The F-16 is the largest Western jet fighter program with over 4,400 aircraft built since production was approved in 1976. Though no longer being purchased by the U.S. Air Force, advanced versions are still being built for export customers. In 1993, General Dynamics sold its aircraft manufacturing business to the Lockheed Corporation, which in turn became part of Lockheed Martin after a 1995 merger with Martin Marietta.
The Fighting Falcon is a dogfighter with numerous innovations including a frameless, bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while under high g-forces, and reclined seat to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot. The F-16 has an internal M61 Vulcan cannon and has 11 hardpoints for mounting various missiles, bombs and pods. It was also the first fighter aircraft deliberately built to sustain 9-g turns. It has a thrust-to-weight ratio greater than one, providing power to climb and accelerate vertically — if necessary. Although the F-16’s official name is “Fighting Falcon”, it is known to its pilots as the “Viper”, due to it resembling a viper snake and after the Battlestar Galactica starfighter.
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About the F-15E Strike Eagle:
The F-15E’s deep strike mission is a radical departure from that of the F-15, since it was designed as an air superiority fighter under the mantra “not a pound for air-to-ground.” The basic airframe, however, proved versatile enough to produce a very capable strike fighter. While designed for ground attack, it retains much of the air-to-air lethality of the F-15, and can defend itself against enemy aircraft.
The F-15E prototype was a modification of the two-seat F-15B. Despite its origins, the F-15E includes significant structural changes and much more powerful engines. The back seat is equipped for a Weapon Systems Officer (WSO pronounced Wizzo), or known to some as the “guy in back” (GIB), to work the new air-to-ground avionics.
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About the F-15C Eagle
The F-15 has an all-metal semi-monocoque fuselage with a large cantilever shoulder-mounted wing. The empennage is all-metal twin fins and rudders with all-moving composite horizontal tail surfaces outboard of the fins. The F-15 has a spine-mounted air brake and retractable tricycle landing gear. It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney F100 axial-flow turbofan engines with afterburners mounted side-by-side in the fuselage. The cockpit is mounted high in the forward fuselage with a one-piece windscreen and large canopy to increase visibility.
The F-15’s maneuverability is derived from low wing loading (weight to wing area ratio) with a high thrust-to-weight ratio enabling the aircraft to turn tightly without losing airspeed. The F-15 can climb to 30,000 ft (10,000 m) in around 60 seconds. The thrust output of the dual engines is greater than the aircraft’s weight, thus giving it the ability to accelerate in a vertical climb. The weapons and flight control systems are designed so that one person can safely and effectively perform air-to-air combat. The A and C-models are single-seat variants that make up the bulk of F-15 production. B and D-models add a second seat behind the pilot
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About the F-14A Tomcat:
The F-14A is a twin seat, twin engined interceptor, also capable of air-to-air, air-to-ground and reconnaisance roles. The crew consists of two, seated in a tandem arrangement on Martin Baker GRU/7A zero-zero ejection seats, with the pilot in front and RIO (Radar Intercept Officer) in back (leading to the RIO’s unofficial nickname-GIB ie Guy In Back). Two Pratt & Whitney TF30 engines are mounted in the intake trunks. Primary weapon system is the AWG-9, which controls the radar, calculates intercepts, sets priorities and monitors other subsystems. Physical firing of missiles is done by the AWG-15 computer, to eliminate, as much as is possible, the chance of short circuits detonating ordnance. Weapons carried include the AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-54 Phoenix, M61A1 20mm vulcan cannon, Mk80 series bombs, training bombs, Mk20 cluster bombs, sea mines and Laser Guided Bombs (LGB’s).
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About the F-106A Convair:
The Convair F-106A Delta Dart is regarded by many as being the finest all-weather interceptor ever built. It served on active duty with the United States Air Force for almost 28 years, much longer than most of its contemporaries.
The F-106A is actually an improved version of the F-102. The first F-106A (56-0451) was finally available by the end of 1956. The first flight was made by Convair test pilot Richard L. Johnson at Edwards AFB on December 26, 1956. He was the same pilot who had made the maiden flight of the F-102. The flight was not entirely glitch-free—it had to be aborted early due to air turbine motor frequency fluctuations, and the speed brakes opened but would not close. Consequently, the aircraft did not go supersonic on its first flight. The second aircraft (56-0452) followed on February 26, 1957. They were both powered by the YJ75-P-1 engine. The first two aircraft were not equipped with the MA-1 system, carrying nose ballast to compensate for the missing weight. A total of 277 F-106A built.
Showcase Models has a wide aviation collectibles of private civilian model planes and airliners as well as military aircraft models from the WWI and WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf areas. The Convair F-106A scale airplane model is built in high-end quality assuring uncompromising standards at each stage from the moment of preparing the mahogany wood to the beautifully painted airplane model packed into its foam-fitted case, which includes in every package your choice of the base stand and brass plate inscription. We can also build and/or replicate any airplane model as a custom order.