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F/A-18E Super Hornet, USN, VFA-31 - Hobby Master HA5106

F/A-18E Super Hornet, USN, VFA-31 - Hobby Master HA5106 - click to enlarge
F/A-18E Super Hornet, USN, VFA-31 - Hobby Master HA5106 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA5106
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18E Super Hornet – 166776, VFA-31 “Tomcatters”, U.S. Navy, 2009

1:72 Scale.  Length: 10".  Wingspan: 7.5"

Limited production of approximately 800 models worldwide

The present day VFA-31 “Tomcatters” began as VF-1B on July 1, 1935. It is the second oldest active U.S. Navy squadron, with VFA-14 being the oldest since it was formed in 1919. VFA-31 and its various designations have flown nine different types of aircraft, including the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet which they received in 2006 when they were VF-31. The F/A-18 Super Hornet came with the new squadron designator VFA-31. When not assigned to a carrier VFA-31 makes their home at NAS Oceana, Virginia.

The McDonnell Douglas Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet is a twin-engine multi-role carrier-based aircraft. The “E” variant is single-seater while the “F” variant is a tandem-seat configuration. The E is a much larger, more advanced and more capable variant of the F/A-18C. The Super Hornet variant can carry a larger array of weapons as well as more of them and is capable of returning to the carrier while still carrying unspent munitions. The first flight of the F/A-18E took place in 1995 with delivery to the U.S. Navy starting in 1999.

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 Super Hornet features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Removable weapons and external fuel tanks (drop tanks)
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F/A-18 Super Hornet artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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