United States Air Force Thunderbirds




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United States Air Force Thunderbirds
United States Air Force Thunderbirds

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds demonstrate their supersonic jet aircraft through a show comprised of a series of intricate maneuvers. The exhibit of their aircraft roaring overhead has been said to increase service enlistment while enhancing the image of the U.S. Air Force.

The team personnel are made up of eight pilots, four support officers, three civilians and over 130 enlisted personnel.

United States Air Force Thunderbirds aircraft are currently comprised of eight Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons. For more information about them click here.

A show typically lasts over one hour. In it the team performs around thirty maneuvers.

The Thunderbirds, based at Nellis Air Force Base, NV, was originated in 1953 and are still going strong to date.

RC Thunderbirds F-16
RC United States Air Force Thunderbirds F-16
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 from Freewing is PNP (Plug n Play, same as ARF). It has a wingspan of 40 in. and a length of 60 in. Included is a 3748 - 1650 Kv motor turning a 12 blade 90 mm EDF unit, sequential retracts, LED nav lights and afterburner. Construction is EPO foam with carbon fiber wing spars.  All up weight is approximately 8 lbs.
The E-flite United States Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 is sold as BNF (Bind n Fly, same as ARF).  It is constructed from EPO foam with a wingspan of 32 in. and a length of 49 1/2 in.  Included is a 2860 - 1850 Kv motor turning a 12 blade 70 mm EDF unit and retracts.  Weight, ready to fly, is about 4 1/2 lbs.




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