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F/A-18C Hornet Model, U.S. Navy, VFA-82 - Hobby Master HA3539

F/A-18C Hornet Model, U.S. Navy, VFA-82 - Hobby Master HA3539 - click to enlarge
F/A-18C Hornet Model, U.S. Navy, VFA-82 - Hobby Master HA3539 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3539
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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.

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 is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. 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 opened or closed airbrake
  • Detachable 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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