Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model
McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18C Hornet – 163502/AA410, VFA-81 "Sunliners", USS Saratoga, U.S. Navy, January 17, 1991, “MiG Killer”
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited production of approximately 800 models
At the beginning of Operation Desert Storm on January 17, 1991 4 F/A-18Cs from USN VFA-81 Sunliners departed USS Saratoga each loaded with 4 Mk 84 2000-lb bombs. Their mission was bomb Al Walid AB H-3 out of commission. As they approached their target an E-2 notified them of enemy 15 miles away. LCDR Mark “MRT” Fox “AA 401 (BuNo 163508) and Lt. Nick “Mongo” Mongillo AA 410 (BuNo 163502) are credited with engaging 2 MiG-21s and shooting down both aircraft. These were the only USN air-to-air victories. Both aircraft are preserved at Pensacola.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