HA5116 Hobbymaster F/A-18E Super Hornet NF200 (CAG Aircraft), VFA-27 “Royal Maces”, USS Ronald Reagan, 2017

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
HA5116
F/A-18E Super Hornet
NF200 (CAG Aircraft),
VFA-27 "Royal Maces",
USS Ronald Reagan,
2017

RRP £120.00

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA5116 F/A-18E Super Hornet NF200 (CAG Aircraft), VFA-27 “Royal Maces”, USS Ronald Reagan, 2017. Buy now online at Flying Tigers.

 

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.

On September 1, 1967 the Royal Maces were commissioned VA-27, originally designated the Chargers flying the Vought A-7A Corsair II. After Vietnam VA-27 was disbanded but re-established in January 1991 flying the F/A-18A and renamed VFA-27. 1994 VFA-27 re-equipped with the newer F/A-18C and in 1996 moved to Atsugi, Japan and re-assumed the name Royal Maces. 2004 saw another equipment change to the F/A-18E and assigned to the USS George Washington. In August 2015 VFA-27 was transferred to the USS Ronald Reagan and 2017 marked a mile stone, the 50th Anniversary of VA/VFA-27.

Strike Fighter Squadron 27 (VFA-27), also known as the “Royal Maces”, are a United States Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter squadron stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. They are a part of Carrier Air Wing 5 and are attached to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Their tail code is NF.

The squadron conducts carrier-based air strike and strike force escort missions, anti-ship operations, battle group anti-air operations, and surveillance/intelligence collection operations in support of Carrier Air Wing 5 tasking and requirements. The squadron is permanently forward deployed with Carrier Air Wing 5, shore based at MCAS Iwakuni.

RRP £120.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: HA5116

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