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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3525
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet Diecast Model
USN VFA-106 Gladiators, F/A-18 Hornet 30th Anniversary 2008

Rare and Collectible

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

VFA-106 "Gladiators" is a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) whose primary mission is to provide the fleet with trained replacement aircrews. Aircraft from this squadron are supplied to the TAC Demo Team and appear at air-shows to demonstrate the flying capabilities of the F/A-18 used in training and combat. Usually the pilots assigned to TAC Demo spend one year before returning too their squadron. In 2008 F/A-18C 164630 from VFA-106 was given a special paint scheme to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the F/A-18 in service.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C 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.

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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).

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

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

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" 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.
  • Interchangeable 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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