HA5107 Hobbymaster McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E 166776, VFA-31, Dec 2008 “Santa CAG”

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
HA5107
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E
166776
VFA-31
Dec 2008
"Santa CAG"

RRP £100.00

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA5107 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E 166776, VFA-31, Dec 2008 “Santa CAG”. 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.

In late October 2006 VF-31 “Tomcatters” completed their last F-14 operation and converted to the new McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet. Equipped with the new aircraft VF-31 became VFA-31. The first VFA-31 deployment took place in September 2008 on board USS Theodore Roosevelt and after a short visit to South Africa sailed to support Operation Enduring Freedom over Afghanistan. With being deployed over Christmas F/A-18E 166776 had a Santa hat and present added to their Felix logo. On March 21, 2009 USS Theodore Roosevelt was relieved by the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

RRP £100.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: HA5107

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