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F/A-18A Hornet Model, RAAF - Hobby Master HA3574


F/A-18A Hornet Model, RAAF - Hobby Master HA3574 - click to enlarge
F/A-18A Hornet Model, RAAF - Hobby Master HA3574 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA3574
$111.95
Availability: Sold Out


Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model

McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18C Hornet A21-27, RAAF Base Williamtown, 2016 "100th Anniversary Paint Scheme"

1:72 Scale.  Length: 9.25".  Wingspan: 6.25"



Limited production of approximately 700 models


On October 28, 2016 a celebration was held by the RAAF at base Williamtown NSW. It was the Centenary of the RAAF 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Squadrons that were formed in 1916. One of the paint schemes for this event was completed for the 3rd Squadron aircraft F/A-18A A21-27. The paint scheme commemorates the 3rd Squadron 2nd highest scoring ACEs P-40E Kittyhawk that wore desert camo scheme. Wing Commander R Bobby Gibbes was twice the 3rd Squadron CO and had 10 victories, DSO, DFC and Bar.

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, diecast 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
  • New an boxed 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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