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F/A-18A Hornet Model, VMFA-314 - Hobby Master HA3562


F/A-18A Hornet Model, VMFA-314 - Hobby Master HA3562 - click to enlarge
F/A-18A Hornet Model, VMFA-314 - Hobby Master HA3562 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA3562
$114.95
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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.

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-assembled, die-cast display models. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with diecast 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
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • 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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