Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18A Hornet – #162442, Lt. Col. Cedar Hinton, CAG VMFA-314 “Black Knights”, USMC, June 5, 2019
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited production of approximately 800 models
On June 5 2019 a photo shoot occurred over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The aircraft were an F/A-18A+ Hornet #162442 from VMFA-314 “Black Knights” and F-35C Lightning II #169601 that would soon be transferred to VMFA-314. The F-35C was piloted by Captain Tommy Beau Locke from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 “Rough Raiders” while the F/A-18 Hornet #162442 was piloted by Lt. Col. Cedar Hinton CAG for VMFA-314. This was a symbolic gesture of passing the torch from the old to the new.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
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