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EA-18G Growler Model, USN, VAQ-131 - Hobby Master HA5153


EA-18G Growler Model, USN, VAQ-131 - Hobby Master HA5153 - click to enlarge
EA-18G Growler Model, USN, VAQ-131 - Hobby Master HA5153 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA5153
$129.95
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Availability: Pre-Order


Description

Order in advance for an expected arrival in March 2021. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Boeing EA-18G Growler - 168772, VAQ-131, U.S. Navy, 2017, "Operation Inherent Resolve"

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



Limited production of approximately 800 models worldwide


In 2017 the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush was stationed in the Arabian Gulf in support of “Operation Inherent Resolve”. Their mission was to strike the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and destroy their positions with smart ordnance. VAQ-131 “Lancers” was onboard to carry out airborne electronic attack missions. VAQ-131 re-equipped with the EF-18G Growler in 2014 and during OIR flew 1,890 hours completing 270 combat sorties. EA-18G 168772 was the personal aircraft of the squadron CAG, AJ500.

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 precision-tooled 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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