- Air Power Series
- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts.
- Pad printed markings.
- Pilot figure
- Full weapons compliment
- Display stand included.
- Measures approximately: 10” L x 7.5” Wingspan
- Box dimensions: 10.6” L x 10.75” W x 3.25” D
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above
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 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, a big savings in dollars. The first F/A-18E flight was in 1995 and began delivery to the USN in 1999.
The USN has painted F/A-18E in a scheme to look similar to a Russian Su-57 Felon. The scheme was meant to resemble the scheme on the fifth production Su-57 which the Russians referred to as “White Shark” so the staff from VFC-12 “Fighting Omars” named theirs “Mako” and use the call sign “Ambush”. This shark scheme was first seen on June 18, 2021 during a change-of-command at NAS Oceana. VFC-12’s new Commanding Officer, CDR Scott “CAWK” Golich is displayed on the canopy rail.
This Hobby Master model is replica of a Boeing F/A-18E “Mako” Red 12 from Fighter Composite Squadron Twelve (VFC-12) “Fighting Omars” based at NAS Oceana June 2021. VFC-12 provides adversary training to East Coast Navy air wings and the replica model is painted in livery to resemble the fifth production model Russian Su-57 Felon.
As with most Hobby Master models this F/A-18E features engraved panel lines, antennas, surface details an opening canopy, a well-appointed cockpit (with instrumentation details), full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, authentic squadron markings, and a display stand.
This F/A-18E is a great addition to your diecast aircraft collection