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F/A-18C Hornet Model, USN, VFA 34 - Hobby Master HA3580

F/A-18C Hornet Model, USN, VFA 34 - Hobby Master HA3580 - click to enlarge
F/A-18C Hornet Model, USN, VFA 34 - Hobby Master HA3580 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3580
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Die-cast Model

McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) FA-18C Hornet 165217 / NE400, VFA 34 "Blue Blasters", U.S. Navy, 2015

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

Limited production of approximately 500 models

VF-34 "Blue Blasters" was established as VF-20 in 1943 with an insignia "Joker" bursting from a deck of cards and holding a machine gun. The squadron was re-designated VA-34 on July 1st 1955. In 1957 the unit adopted their present day nickname and insignia inspired by their blue tails and their nuclear delivery capabilities hence, Blue Blaster. In 1996 they were re-designated as VFA-34 equipped with the F/A-18C Hornet until 2019 when they received the F/A-18E Super Hornet. VFA-34 was onboard USS George Washington to South America from September until December 2020.

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/or 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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