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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
$93.95
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Order in advance for an expected arrival in February 2019. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

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

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



Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide


USMC Navy VMF224 was commissioned on May 1 1942 flying Grumman F4F Wildcats. In 1951 the squadron received their first jet, the F2H-2 Banshee and in 1952 the F2H-2 was replaced by the F9F-5 Panther and VMF-224 became VMA-224. July 1956 brought the A4D-1 Skyhawk and in 1965 they were sent to Vietnam. 1966 introduced the A-6A Intruder and the unit became VMA (AW)-224. In March 1993 the squadron was 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 MCAS 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 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-18D Hornet features:

  • 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
  • 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


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