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F/A-18D Hornet Model, USMC, VMFA(AW)-224 - Hobby Master HA3543

F/A-18D Hornet Model, USMC, VMFA(AW)-224 - Hobby Master HA3543 - click to enlarge
F/A-18D Hornet Model, USMC, VMFA(AW)-224 - Hobby Master HA3543 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3543
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18D Hornet 164699, VMFA(AW)-224 "Bengals", USMC, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, 2009

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9.25".  Wingspan: 6.25"

Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide

USMC VMF-224 was commissioned on May 1 1942 flying Grumman F4F Wildcats. In 1951 they received their first jet aircraft, the F2H-2 Banshee and in 1952 the F2H-2 was replaced with the F9F-5 Panther and VMF-224 became VMA-224. In July 1956 the squadron began flying the A-4 Skyhawk and in 1965 they were sent to Vietnam. In 1966 The A-4s were replaced with the A-6A Intruder and the squadron was redesignated VMA(AW)-224. In March 1993 they were re-named VMFA(AW)-224 and received the F/A-18 Hornet. In January 2009 VMFA(AW)-224 was based at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan and in July 2009 they returned to Beaufort, South Carolina.

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-assembled, die-cast display models. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F/A-18D Hornet features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate pad printed markings (no decals)
  • Optional open or closed airbrake
  • Removable weapons and external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with opening cover panel and F/A-18 artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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