Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18D Hornet – #165685, VMFA(AW)-242 "Bats", USMC, Yokota Air Base, Japan, August 2020
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited production of approximately 800 models
The 242nd Squadron began in 1943 as VMTB-242 equipped with Grumman TBM-3 Avengers using Bugs Bunny riding a torpedo as their patch. In 1960 the squadron became Marine Attack Squadron 242 flying A4 Skyhawks and in 1964 they became VMA(AW)-242 equipped with A-6A Intruders. During the Vietnam War they became known as the “Batmen” and later just “Bats”. In 1977 they were equipped with the newer A-6E that they flew until 1990 when the F/A-18 Hornet arrived. F/A-18D #165685 joined VMFA(AW)-242 on April 28, 2012, becoming DT-01 in July.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional open or closed airbrake
Removable weapons and external fuel tanks
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F/A-18 Hornet 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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years