HA3563 Hobbymaster F/A-18A Hornet “NASA” N850NA/BuNo 161703, California 2005

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New to pre-order ! Worldwide limited edition only 700 pieces.
Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
F/A-18A Hornet
N850NA/BuNo 161703

RRP £98.00

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Model Description

Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA3563 F/A-18A Hornet “NASA” N850NA/BuNo 161703, California 2005. Buy now online at Flying Tigers.


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.

Three F/A-18 Hornets were acquired from the USN by NASA between 1984 and 1991 of which 1 was a two-seater, NA852. One of the single-seats was F/A-18A Hornet 161703 c/n 48/A037 that was delivered to the USN and was flown by the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC-60) located at Point Mugu. When it transferred to NASA it was registered as N850NA. The single-seat F/A-18 acted as a chase plane along with the camera equipped N852NA but NA850 was only used for an extra pair of eyes.

RRP £98.00

Weight 750 g
Model Type


Historical Era


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Model Code: HA3563

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1/72nd scale Military Jet Aircraft, Future Hobbymaster models -all scales, Future Military Model Releases, HobbyMaster Aviation, McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, Military Aviation