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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3599
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet Diecast Model
Swiss Air Force 17 Staffel, #J-5017, Payerne AB, Switzerland, 2018

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

In June 1997 17 Staffel "Falcons" based at Payerne Air Base was the first squadron to receive the new F/A-18C Hornet. In 2010 F/A-18C J5017 was given a permanent squadron paint scheme on the tail of a Falcon. J-5017 is given double duty; normal flight operations with Staffel 17 which means any pilot can fly J-5017 but if the Swiss Solo Display pilot is from Staffel 17 they will only fly J-5017. For 2018 the aircraft received a new and very colorful scheme of a photo-like falcon's head on a red background.

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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