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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18D Hornet – M45-02, TUDM (Royal Malaysian Air Force), 2015
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 6.25"
In early 1997 the Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM - Tentera Udara DiRaja Malaysia) received the first four F/A-18Ds followed by another four in August 1997. Malaysia is the first Southeast Asian nation to receive the F/A-18D Hornet. These aircraft would equip the newly formed No.18 Squadron (Hornets) stationed at the former RAF Butterworth Air Base. Ironically the aircraft first arrived with the Malaysian national insignia painted incorrectly.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
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 (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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14