The Sea Harrier was developed for the Royal Navy, based on the successful Harrier. It's main role was fleet air defence, so the laser rangefinder of the Harrier was replaced with the Blue Fox air to air radar and the primary weapon was the AIM-9L Sidewinder missile. It could also perform ground attack and anti shipping strikes, with various bombs, rockets or anti ship missiles. The Sea Harrier proved to be very successful in air combat over the Falklands, shooting down over 20 Argentine aircraft for no losses.
The FA.2 was developed from the Sea Harrier FRS.1 and featured the more powerful Blue Vixen radar and numerous avionic upgrades. It could carry more Sidewinder missiles or the more advanced AIM-120 AMRAAM, as well as bombs, rockets or the potent Sea Eagle anti ship missile. The Sea Harrier FA.2 entered service in 1993 and saw action over Bosnia and other former Yugoslav countries but was withdrawn in 2006.
Kinetic are from Hong Kong and are relatively new. They have recently released a range 1/48 aircraft including not only this F-16 but different versions of the F-5 and Mirage/Kfir. Kinetic kits are highly detailed, using engraved panel lines and are known for having plenty of choice for ordnance on the models.
There are markings for 11 different Royal Navy aircraft and 1 Indian Navy Aircraft