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F/A-18A Hornet Blue Angels Military Aircraft Model
F/A-18A Hornet Blue Angels Military Aircraft Model

F/A-18A Hornet Blue Angels Military Aircraft Model

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Part Number:TAMCF018BATP


F/A-18A Hornet Blue Angels Military Aircraft Model


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F/A-18A Hornet Blue Angels Military Aircraft Model

F/A-18A Hornet Blue Angels Military Aircraft Model

Excellent Craftsmanship!
Our master craftsmen, working from three-dimensional drawings, handcraft each model from either the finest Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite.

Each model is shaped with remarkable precision and attention to detail. Several stages of fine sanding, between primer coats, produce a smooth finish ready for final painting.

Talented artists using ultra-fine brushes and decals, paint the nose art, stripes and markings. A final coat of clear polyurethane provides lasting protection and brilliance.

    Item Details:
  • 1/48 scale model
  • Wing Span: 10.25 Inches
  • Length:14 Inches

    Item Highlights:
  • Makes a GREAT gift!
  • Many different models to choose from
  • Hand made from fine Philippine mahogany or state-of-the-art composite


Model Description

The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine, multimission and tactical aircraft designed for the offensive, both ground and aerial targets.

The F/A-18A entered service on September 13, 1978 and its maiden flight was on November 18. The first production of F/A-18A flew on April 12, 1980. The F/A-18 first saw combat action in April 1986, the time during operation Prairie Fire, when VFA-131 Hornets from USS Coral Sea flew SEAD missions against Libyan air defenses.

The aircraft has an M611A1 20-mm gun mounted inside the nose of the craft and carries up to 13,700 pounds of external ordinance and has nine weapon stations.

The F/A-18 fulfills these assignments: fighter escort, supression of enemy air defenses, forward air control, close air support and day and night strike missions. The F/A-18A has a maximum speed of 1,190 mph at 40,000 ft. and has a ferry range of 2,070 mi. The F/A-18 utilizes various systems and technologies to minimize the likelihood of detection. It has an APG-73 with increased speed and memory capacity. It also has a laser target designator/ranger which enables it to deliver precision laser-guided bombs accurately.

In 2001, four F/A-18A aircrafts were deployed to Diego Garcia during coalition operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The F/A-18 has been deployed by the armed services to the United States (Navy and Marines), Canada, Australia, Spain, Kuwait, Finland, Switzerland and Malaysia.

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