Falcon Models

Falcon Models – Tough Times Ahead?

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Our distributor has just informed us that the factory Falcon Models had been using has closed down and that they are currently searching for a new factory to build their models. At this time, no further information is available, so it could be some time before we begin to see their models in the production pipeline. We still have a number of their replicas in stock, although when word like this leaks out, its just a matter of time before they get snapped up by concerned collectors. With the holidays looming, we strongly recommend you check out what’s still available while you can still obtain them.

 
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Falcon Shows Us Their Talons

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Curiosity seekers will be thrilled to learn that Falcon Models has released images of their first ever T=38 Talon. Depicting a bird that was attached to the USAF’s 445th Flight Test Squadron, 412th Test Wing, then deployed to Edwards AFB, during  2009 (#FA721101), their inaugural trainer looks especially looks good, and is expected to touch down some time in February. Expect other renditions, including a NASA chase plane, in the months to come.

 
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Falcon's Tiger Finds its Way Out of the Jungle

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Surprisingly, Falcon Models has become one of our most important brands, offering hyper-realistic aviation subjects at reasonable prices. We were therefore thrilled to take delivery of their latest tooling – a Grumman F-11 Tiger jet (#FA728001). Used sparingly during the Cold War, the Tiger is nevertheless an important addition to anyone’s military aircraft collection, demonstrating the transition from the so-called Century Series range of military aircraft to the world of modern era jets we see today.

 
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Falcon’s Tiger Finds its Way Out of the Jungle

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Surprisingly, Falcon Models has become one of our most important brands, offering hyper-realistic aviation subjects at reasonable prices. We were therefore thrilled to take delivery of their latest tooling – a Grumman F-11 Tiger jet (#FA728001). Used sparingly during the Cold War, the Tiger is nevertheless an important addition to anyone’s military aircraft collection, demonstrating the transition from the so-called Century Series range of military aircraft to the world of modern era jets we see today.

 
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Falcon Models Professes 'the Lion is King'

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Hot on the heels of their announced Kfir Multi-Role aircraft comes word that Falcon Models will also be selling two versions of the F-21 Lion, which were Kfirs leased to both the US Navy and US Marine Corps during the late 80s. Twenty-five modified Kfir C.1s were used in the US arsenal to act as adversary aircraft in dissimilar air combat training (DACT). We’ve posted both models (FA729002 and FA729003)  in the Falcon Models section and anticipate delivery in September.

 
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Falcon Models Professes ‘the Lion is King’

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Hot on the heels of their announced Kfir Multi-Role aircraft comes word that Falcon Models will also be selling two versions of the F-21 Lion, which were Kfirs leased to both the US Navy and US Marine Corps during the late 80s. Twenty-five modified Kfir C.1s were used in the US arsenal to act as adversary aircraft in dissimilar air combat training (DACT). We’ve posted both models (FA729002 and FA729003)  in the Falcon Models section and anticipate delivery in September.

 
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Falcon Lights the Afterburners on the F-11 Tiger

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Falcon Models recently debuted pictures for its upcoming Grumman F-11 Tiger, the first supersonic, single-seat carrier-based United States Navy fighter aircraft in operation during the 1950s and 1960s. Based upon a bird flown by VF-21 (#FA728001), the Tiger is expected to touch down in June, along with several other notable new aircraft, among them a German Fieseler Fi-156C Storch ambulance (#FA724009).

 

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We’ve been impressed with the cavalcade of new aircraft coming out of Falcon, who has quickly become one of the leading manufacturers of diecast military aircraft.

 
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Falcon Tools Up the Kfir

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Long a staple of the Israeli Air Force, the Israeli Aircraft Industries Kfir multirole aircraft has certainly gone down in history as one of the most prolific warfighters of all times, a homegrown weapons platform that filled a design requirement by this small embattled nation. Now, Falcon Models plans on doing the aircraft justice with a 1:72 scale reproduction of the Kfir (#FA729001). Expected in the May/June time frame, the introductory model of the Kfir will likely be followed up by other schemes and variants, no doubt capitalizing on the success of this war winner.

 
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Falcon Models Goes Supersonic

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In a surprise announcement, Falcon Models plans to offer a 1:72 scale replica of the Grumman F-11 Tiger (#FA728001). Seeing service for only four years because its performance was inferior to the Vought F-8 Crusader and its J65 engine proved unreliable, this carrier-borne aircraft was nevertheless an important fleet defense fighter, since it was the US Navy’s first supersonic fighter jet. Likely follow-on candidates for replication will be a US Navy Blue Angels aerobatic aircraft, as well as a F-11F-1 Super Tiger, which were fitted with a more robust pair of engines.

 
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Falcon Models Returns to the Middle East

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Perhaps looking to capitalize on the success of their earlier Israeli Mirage interceptors, Falcon Models plans to offer an all-new version this February. Based upon a Mirage IIICJ Shahak Interceptor that was piloted by Eitan Ben-Eliyahu, who was attached to the Tayeset 101 “First Fighter Squadron”, then deployed to Hatzor Air Base, Israel, in 1969, this desert-enhanced rendition is quite striking and bears loads of ordnance for multiple configurations (#FA725008).

 

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Also shown for the first time is a Swiss Air Force Mirage III-S, which was attached to Fliegerstaffel 16 in 1989 (#FA725oo9). Look for the Swiss version in March.

 
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