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F/A-18A+ Hornet Model, USN, VFC-12 - Hobby Master HA3553

F/A-18A+ Hornet Model, USN, VFC-12 - Hobby Master HA3553 - click to enlarge
F/A-18A+ Hornet Model, USN, VFC-12 - Hobby Master HA3553 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3553
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18A+ Hornet – 162841, VFC-12 "Fighting Omars", U.S. Navy, 2018

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9.25".  Wingspan: 6.75"

Limited production of approximately 750 models worldwide

VFC-12 “Fighting Omars” is a U.S. Navy Reserve fighter squadron that acts as adversaries for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. In 1994 VFC-12 received the F/A-18A/B Hornet with the F/A18As being upgraded to the F/A-18A+ in 2004. The upgrade consisted of improved mission avionics compatible with the F/A-18C variants. The F/A-18A+ Hornets are able to carry AIM-120 missiles, JDAMs and JSOWs while F/A-18As aren’t. In 2006 VFC-12 transitioned to the F/A-18C only to transition back to the F/A-18A+ in 2012. That year saw the usual adversary blue paint replaced with the SU-35 Flanker Prototype 2 Arctic Splinter Camouflage pint scheme.

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

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

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a 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 years

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