Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18C Hornet – #163459, VFA-82 "Marauders", U.S. Navy, 2005
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited production of approximately 450 models worldwide
On May 1, 1967 U.S Navy VA-82 Marauders were established and in April 1968 they made their first deployment aboard the USS America. A second deployment on USS America came in June 1972. On July 13, 1987, VA-82 was redesignated VFA-82 and in November of that year became the first F/A-18C squadron. VFA-82 deployed on the USS America three more times, December 1990, December 1993 and their last in August 1995. VFA-82 was deactivated on September 30 2005 and prior to this they added USS America to F/A-18C #163459 to commemorate their first carrier deployment.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional opened or closed airbrake
Detachable weapons and external fuel tanks
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F/A-18 Hornet artwork
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 constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an F/A-18 Hornet features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years