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FA18C VFA94 US Navy OIF Iraqi Freedom 1:72 with stand**o/p** by Hobby Master

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HA3529 F/A-18C Hornet BuNo 164048 of VFA-94, US NAVY, "Operation Enduring Freedom"

True 1/72 scale
Professionally painted
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
Canopy can be displayed open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic twin engine all-weather night fighter and attack aircraft. The F/A-18s first flew in November 1978 and the first production flight on April 12, 1980. The first 380 aircraft were F/A-18As and in September 1987 production switched to the F/A-18C. Variants A and C are single-seat aircraft while B and D are tandem-seats. The Hornet can operate from either aircraft carriers or land bases with the capability of in flight refueling. A total of 1,480 A-D variants were built.

The original squadron was established in 1943 as the “Tough Kitties” and re-commissioned in 1952 as VF-94 nicknamed the “Mighty Shrikes”. On June 18, 1990 the “Mighty Shrikes” received their first F-18C and on the 28th were re-designated Strike Fighter Squadron 94 (VFA-94) call-sign “Hobo”. On board the USS Carl Vinson VFA-94 took part in several operations including OEF. F/A-14C Bu No. 164048 was delivered to the USN in July 1990 and has spent more than 14 years with the “Mighty Shrikes” who refer to themselves as “Hobos in Hornets”.

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