Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18C Hornet – BuNo 164048, VFA-94 “Mighty Shrikes”, U.S. Navy, Operation Iraqi Freedom
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 6.25"
The original squadron was established in 1943 as the “Tough Kitties” and re-commissioned in 1952 as VF-94 nicknamed the “Mighty Shrikes”. On June 18, 1990 the “Mighty Shrikes” received their first F-18C and on the June 28th were re-designated Strike Fighter Squadron 94 (VFA-94) call-sign “Hobo”. While aboard the USS Nimitz, VFA-94 took part in several operations including Operation Iraqi Freedom. F/A-18C Hornet Bu No. 164048 was delivered to the U.S. Navy in July 1990 and has spent more than 14 years with the “Mighty Shrikes”.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
Box with F/A-18 Hornet artwork
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14