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Hobby Master 1/72 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet RAAF No.77 Sqn

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Hobby Master 1:72 HA3503
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A "A21-48" Hornet Diecast Model
77 Sqn., RAAF, Williamtown, NSW 2007

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1:72 Scale                                                      Length           Width
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet           9.25"             6.25"

F/A-18A A21-48/AF48 was delivered to the RAAF on August 18, 1989. The aircraft had flown in action against terrorism from Diego Garcia in early 2002 and returned to Williamtown on May 22, 2002. During this deployment A21-48 was shared half the time by either 77 or 3 Squadrons. The aircraft wore the tail markings of the corresponding squadron each time. A21-48 was in service with No 77 Squadron and wore their “Grumpy Monkey” crest until March 2007 when it became part of Green Lions Display Team.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet
Designed as a replacement for the A-4 Skyhawk and the A-7 Corsair II and as a complement to the F-14 Tomcat, the F/A-18 first flew on November 18, 1978. Perhaps best known as the aircraft of the US Navy's Blue Angels, this carrier-capable, supersonic, all-weather fighter has many roles, including fighter escort, fleet air defense and close air support. The F/A-18 is a versatile aircraft: it can operate from carriers or land bases and a single switch converts it from fighter to strike mode. During Operation Desert Storm, the F/A-18 proved that, on a single mission, one aircraft could serve as both fighter and a bomber.

Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F/A-18 Hornet is a quality model with many fine features, skillfully designed and manufactured with modern techniques. The canopy can be removed for an unobstructed view of the cockpits pad-printed instrument panel and interior features. A separate canopy with a fixed actuator is included for display in the open position. The speed brake can be configured in the deployed position, and the landing gear and gear doors are constructed as subassemblies for quick and easy ground configuration. The series includes the single-seat F/A-18C and the two-seat F/A-18D. Each release is fitted with removable ordnance appropriate to its mission (see photos).

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet

Designed as a replacement for the A-4 Skyhawk and the A-7 Corsair II and as a complement to the F-14 Tomcat, the F/A-18 first flew on November 18, 1978. Perhaps best known as the aircraft of the US Navy's Blue Angels, this carrier-capable, supersonic, all-weather fighter has many roles, including fighter escort, fleet air defense and close air support. The F/A-18 is a versatile aircraft: it can operate from carriers or land bases and a single switch converts it from fighter to strike mode. During Operation Desert Storm, the F/A-18 proved that, on a single mission, one aircraft could serve as both fighter and a bomber.

 












Hobby Master 1:72

The Hobby Master "1:72 " presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 " diecast airplanes feature:

  • 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.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Optional extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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Show on Homepage F/A-18A Hornet RAAF
Diecast Toy Manufacturer Hobby Master
Manufacturer No
Country Australia
Scale 1:72
Type Jet Aircraft
Series F/A-18
Color Grey