- Air Power Series
- Realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts.
- Opening canopy
- Stand included.
- Measures approximately: 9.25” L x 6.25” Wingspan
- Display model, recommended adult hobbyists and collectors.
The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic twin engine all-weather night fighter and attack aircraft. The F/A-18s first flew in November 1978 and the first production flight on April 12, 1980. The first 380 aircraft were F/A-18As and in September 1987 production switched to the F/A-18C. Variants A and C are single-seat aircraft while B and D are tandem-seats. The Hornet can operate from either aircraft carriers or land bases with the capability of in flight refueling. A total of 1,480 A-D variants were built.
This Hobby Master model is a replica of McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Bureau Number 164682 c/n 1115/C296 which flew with VFA-113 in 2004 and 2005 assigned to the USS John C. Stennis, named after the U.S. Senator who served for 41 years. VFA-113 was established on July 15, 1948 as VF-113 Stingers, redesignated VA-113 in 1965 and VFA-113 in March 1983 when they became equipped with the F/A-18A. VFA-113 flew the F/A-18A until 1992 when they received the F/A-18C. The Stingers have participated in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraq War and Operation Inherent Resolve.
As with most Hobby Master models this F/A-18C features engraved panel lines, antennas, surface details an opening canopy, a well-appointed cockpit (with instrumentation details), pilot figure, weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, authentic squadron markings, and a display stand.
Great care should be taken when handling this model. This F/A-18C is a worthy addition to your diecast aircraft collection.