Not the first (that honour goes to Hasegawa I believe), this Fujimi mould dates from the mid-80s and as is common with all their boxings is relatively scarce
in the UK. This boxing seems to be the only one issued as a dedicated 2-seater and includes markings for a single aircraft (Block 15 No. 81-0814) of the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron/8th Fighter Tactical Fighter Wing, based in
Kunsan, South Korea, which is an interesting choice. Block 15 F-16Bs were the first fitted with the larger tail planes and an increase in the number of hard-points but are actually not that numerous and so marking options are quite limited. The
Fujimi model actually has a fuselage top insert which allows it to become a single or twin seater; in some boxings you get the single seater insert, in others the twin seater insert, only in one, possibly two, boxing(s) do you get both inserts and the associated
The top opening box contains around 65 parts on five sprues of light grey plastic, one sprue of clear plastic with the canopy (which we will come
back to later), plus a small decal sheet and a double-sided instruction sheet in black and white. The sprues are sealed in a couple of bags with the two sprues for the underwing stores separate from the others; these include 2x GBU-10s (on their own
sprue), 2x large (370 gallon) underwing drop tanks, 1x underbelly (300 gallon) drop tank and 4x AIM-9J sidewinders. The GBUs and sidewinders are quite softly moulded and could really do with replacing. The drop tanks look OK. Included as
separate parts on the sprues are the REAW aerial, TACAN aerial and radar warning receivers.