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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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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 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 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



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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