Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18D Hornet (ATARS) – #164886, VMFA(AW)-224 "Fighting Bengals", USMC, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, 2009
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited production of approximately 800 models
On May 1 1942 VMF-224 Bengals was commissioned and in 1951 received their first jet, F2H-2 Banshee. In 1952 VMF-224 became VMA-224 flying the F9F Panther. In 1965 VMA-224 went to Vietnam and in 1966 received the A-6A Intruder and a name change to VMA(AW)-224. In 1993 saw yet another name change to VMFA(AW)-224 and upgrade to the F/A-18D Hornet. Starting in January 2009 the “Bengals” spent time at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan until July that year. F/A-18D No. 164886 was equipped with ATARS (Advanced Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance System) an electro-optical sensor package which replaces the nose gun.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