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F/A-18A+ Hornet Model, USMC, VMFA-333 - Hobby Master HA3519

F/A-18A+ Hornet Model, USMC, VMFA-333 - Hobby Master HA3519 - click to enlarge
F/A-18A+ Hornet Model, USMC, VMFA-333 - Hobby Master HA3519 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18A+ Hornet – VMFA-333 "Fighting Shamrocks", U.S. Marine Corps, Late 1980s

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

VMFA-333 “Fighting Shamrocks” was a U.S. Marine Corps fighter squadron that was originally formed on August 1, 1943 and, after serving in the Pacific during World War II, was de-activated in November 1945. On August 1, 1952, VMFA-333 was re-activated and equipped with several different types of aircraft over the years before they transitioned to the F-4 Phantom in 1966. In June 1972, the squadron deployed aboard the USS America (CVA-66) and conducted combat missions over Vietnam. VMFA-333 was the last regular Marine fighter squadron to operate the F-4 and finally transferred to the F/A-18 Hornet in October 1987. During their deployment to the Persian Gulf in 1990-1991, as part of “Operation Desert Storm”, the Shamrocks flew more than seven hundred combat missions without loss. They were decommissioned in 1992.

The McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic, twin-engine, all-weather night fighter/ attack aircraft flown by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and several 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 constructed with precision-made diecast 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 markings
  • 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

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