Hobby Master 1/72 F/A-18F Super Hornet
F/A-18F Super Hornet "1 Squadron 100th Anniversary" A44-210, 1 Squadron, RAAF, 2019 (Hobbymaster HA5117)
Category Aircraft Scale Models, Subcategory 1:72 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box HA5117, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster, Version Diecast metal construction with some plastic components. Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details. Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Optional armament provided.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
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.
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 located 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.
McDonnell Douglas original designer, merged with Boeing 1997
F/A-18E Super Hornet
Role – Multi-role attack and fighter
Powerplants – 2 x F414-GE-400 turbofans
Thrust (Static) – 22,000 lbs (9,977kg) per engine
Ceiling – 50,000 ft +
Speed – Mach 1.8 +
Weight – Maximum Gross Take-off 66,000 lbs (29,932 kg)
Length – 60.3 ft (18.5 m)
Height – 16 ft (4.87 m)
Wingspan – 44.9 ft (13.68 m)
1 x M61A1/A2 Vulcan 20mm cannon (internal)
Possible External Payload
AIM 9 Sidewinder
AIM 7 Sparrow
JSOW (Joint-Stand-Off Weapon)
JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munitions
An assortment of bombs, mines and rockets