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F/A-18C Hornet Model, Swiss Air Force, 18th Sqn - Hobby Master HA3507

F/A-18C Hornet Model, Swiss Air Force, 18th Sqn - Hobby Master HA3507 - click to enlarge
F/A-18C Hornet Model, Swiss Air Force, 18th Sqn - Hobby Master HA3507 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3507
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18C Hornet – J-5018, 18 Squadron (Fliegerstaffel) "Panthers", Swiss Air Force, November 2009

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9.25".  Wingspan: 6.25"

Limited production of approximately 700 models

The Swiss Air Force received the first of 34 F/A-18 Hornets January 23, 1997. The Swiss have 3 F/A-18 squadrons (Fliegerstaffel), 11, 17 and 18 with Fliegerstaffel 17 receiving the first aircraft followed by Fliegerstaffel 18 “Panthers” in 1998. Since the dimensions of the F/A-18 are larger than the Mirage III it was replacing the caverns in the mountains where the aircraft are kept had to be enlarged. Fliegerstaffel 18’s J-5018 c/n 1366/SFC018 is the only aircraft that wears their squadron badge.

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic, twin-engine, all-weather fighter and attack aircraft flown by the US Navy, US Marine Corps and other allied nations. The F/A-18 was first flown on November 18, 1978 with the first production flight taking place on April 12, 1980. The first 380 F/A-18s were the A version and in September 1987 production switched to the F/A-18C. Variants A and C are single-seat while B and D variants are tandem-seats. The Hornet can operate from either aircraft carriers or land bases and have 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 made with die-cast metal and some plastic components.

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

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • Optional open or closed airbrake
  • Removable weapons and external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F/A-18 Hornet artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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