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EA-18G Growler Model, USN, VAQ-132 - Hobby Master HA5151

EA-18G Growler Model, USN, VAQ-132 - Hobby Master HA5151 - click to enlarge
EA-18G Growler Model, USN, VAQ-132 - Hobby Master HA5151 - click to enlarge

Item No. HM-HA5151
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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Boeing EA-18G Growler - VAQ-132 “Scorpions”, U.S. Navy, Aviano Air Base, Italy, 2011 “Operation Odyssey Dawn”

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

Limited production of approximately 800 models worldwide

In March 2011 an uprising began in Libya against the government of Muammar al Qadhafi. To protect civilians from air strikes and heavy military retaliation the United Nations issued UNSCR 1970 and 1973 authorizing International Forces to protect the civilian population and enforce an arms embargo while maintaining a no-fly zone. As part of Operation Odyssey Dawn, 5 EA-18G Growlers from VAQ-132 “Scorpions” moved from Iraq to Aviano Air Base, Italy to help fulfill the UN resolutions. EA-18G Growler 166894 was the CAG aircraft during Operation Odyssey Dawn.

To replace their aging EA-6B Prowlers, the United States Navy acquired a specialized variant of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, the EA-18G Growler. The Growler is an advanced airborne electronic attack aircraft capable of tactical jamming and electronic protection. The Growler was first flown in August 2006 with the first production aircraft being delivered to VAQ-129 in June 2008. After operational capability testing, full production of the EA-18G Growler began in late 2009. In 2010 VAQ-132, 138 and 141 were re-equipped with the Growler.

Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with die-cast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an EA-18G Growler features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable crew figures
  • Realistic panel lines and antennas
  • Historically accurate printed graphics (no decals)
  • Removable weapons and external fuel tanks
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with EA-18G Growler artwork

  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

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