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F/A-18C Hornet Model, US Navy, VFA-81 - Hobby Master HA3501

F/A-18C Hornet Model, US Navy, VFA-81 - Hobby Master HA3501 - click to enlarge
F/A-18C Hornet Model, US Navy, VFA-81 - Hobby Master HA3501 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3501
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet - VFA-81 “Sunliners”, USS Saratoga (CV-60), U.S. Navy, Operation Desert Storm, January 1991

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9.25".  Wingspan: 6.75"

The VFA-81 “Sunliners” was VF-81 until February 4, 1988 when they transitioned to the F/A-18 Hornet. Between 1990 and 1994 the squadron deployed three times on the USS Saratoga. On January 17, 1991, while flying from USS Saratoga during Operation Desert Storm, F/A-18s from VFA-81 destroyed two Iraqi MiG-21s. The first victory was credited to Lt. Cmdr. Mark Fox when he destroyed an Iraqi MiG-21 with a Sidewinder missile. In March 1991 VFA-81 returned to what was then their home NAS Cecil Field, Florida.

The McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic twin-engine all-weather night fighter and attack aircraft. The F/A-18s first flew in November 1978 and the first production flight on April 12, 1980. The first 380 aircraft were F/A-18As and in September 1987 production switched to the F/A-18C. Variants A and C are single-seat aircraft while B and D are two-seats. The Hornet can operate from either aircraft carriers or land bases with the capability of in-flight refueling. A total of 1,480 A-D variants were built.

Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of a F/A-18 Hornet features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Opening canopy
  • Removable pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft

    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14

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