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F/A-18E Super Hornet, USN, VFA-151 - Hobby Master HA5115


F/A-18E Super Hornet, USN, VFA-151 - Hobby Master HA5115 - click to enlarge
F/A-18E Super Hornet, USN, VFA-151 - Hobby Master HA5115 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA5115
$122.95
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Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18E Super Hornet – 410/168478, VFA-151 "Vigilantes", U.S. Navy, 2019

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



Limited production of approximately 400 models worldwide


In 1949 VFA-151 was originally nicknamed “Flashers” with a blue helmeted knight with a white shield insignia. In 1955 the insignia was changed to the skull with a bloodied knife and in 1959 the nickname “Vigilantes” came into use to reflect their “around the clock” vigil of readiness. On July 31, 2019 while flying F/A-18E 168471/400 Lt. Charles Z. Walker crashed in what is referred to as Star Wars Canyon in Death Valley National Park. To memorialize Lt. Walker F/A-18E 410 /168478 had several references to him applied to the fuselage and tail.

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 removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics
  • 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 years


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