Mitsubishi XF-2B JAPNAESE AIRCRAFT
Mitsubishi XF-2B 63-8101 (JASDF Gifu Air Show 2007) Diecast Model Airplane.
It is made by Hobbymaster and is 1:72 scale.
During the 1980s the U.S. military wasn’t interested in an updated version of the F-16 so they passed on the opportunity. Japan was replacing some of their aging fleet and decided to develop the new F-16 Agile Falcon in cooperation with Mitsubishi and Lockheed Martin. Production began in 1996 with the first aircraft being delivered in 2000. The new aircraft was named the F-2 and soon earned the nickname “Viper Zero”. Although the F-2 looks similar to the original F-16 it is larger in almost every aspect.