Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18C Hornet – J-5017, Staffel 17, Swiss Air Force, Emmen Air Base, Switzerland, 2018
1:72 Scale. Length: 9.25". Wingspan: 6.25"
Limited production of approximately 1000 models worldwide
In June 1997 Staffel 17 “Falcons”, based at Payerne Air Base, was the first squadron to receive the new F/A-18C Hornet. In 2010 F/A-18C Hornet J5017 was given a permanent squadron paint scheme of a Falcon on the tail. J-5017 is given double duty; normal flight operations with Staffel 17 which means any pilot can fly J-5017 but if the Swiss Solo Display pilot is from Staffel 17 they will only fly J-5017. For 2018 the aircraft received a new and very colorful scheme of a photo-like falcon’s head on a red background.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
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