JCW144F18003 JC Wings McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet, U.S. Navy VFA-103 Jolly Rogers, 75th Anniversary Edition, 2018
PRICE: £46.99 incl VAT (RRP £53.00, SAVING £6.01)
THIS IS A PRE-ORDER MODEL
New to pre-order. RRP £53.00
JC Wings 1/144th scale
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet
75th Anniversary Edition
New to pre-order.
JC Wings 1/144th scale JCW144F18003 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet, U.S. Navy VFA-103 Jolly Rogers, 75th Anniversary Edition, 2018. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.
The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is an all-weather, twin-engine, carrier-capable, multirole combat aircraft, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation). Designed by McDonnell Douglas and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter’s YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations, and formerly by the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.
The F/A-18 was designed to be a highly versatile aircraft due to its avionics, cockpit displays, and excellent aerodynamic characteristics, with the ability to carry a wide variety of weapons. The aircraft can perform fighter escort, fleet air defense, suppression of enemy air defenses, air interdiction, close air support, and aerial reconnaissance. Its versatility and reliability have proven it to be a valuable carrier asset, though it has been criticized[by whom?] for its lack of range and payload compared to its earlier contemporaries, such as the Grumman F-14 Tomcat in the fighter and strike fighter role, and the Grumman A-6 Intruder and LTV A-7 Corsair II in the attack role.
The Hornet first saw combat action during the 1986 United States bombing of Libya and subsequently participated in the 1991 Gulf War and 2003 Iraq War. The F/A-18 Hornet served as the baseline for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, its larger, evolutionary redesign, which replaced both the older Hornet and the F-14 Tomcat in the U.S. Navy.
Model Code: JCW144F18003