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F/A-18C Hornet Model, Swiss Air Force, Staffel 17 - Hobby Master HA3599

F/A-18C Hornet Model, Swiss Air Force, Staffel 17 - Hobby Master HA3599 - click to enlarge
F/A-18C Hornet Model, Swiss Air Force, Staffel 17 - Hobby Master HA3599 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA3599
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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.

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 offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F/A-18 Hornet features:

  • 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
  • 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

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