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.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
Stand for 'in-flight' display
Box with opening cover panel and F/A-18 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-18D Hornet features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14