Hobby Master 1/72 Scale F/A-18C Hornet Model Aircraft NEW HA3528

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Hobby Master
1/72 Scale
F/A-18C Hornet
BuNo 164633 of VFA-25, USS Abraham Lincoln,
Northern Arabian Gulf, April 2003
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
Canopies can be displayed open or closed
Crew figure
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.
VA-25 €œFirst of the Fleet began training on the new F-18A Hornet in May 1983 and in July 
that year they were re-designated Strike Fighter Force 25 (VFA-25). Beginning in 1992
VFA-25 transitioned to the new F-18C variant and eventually in 2012 they started flying the
F-18E Super Hornet. In 1998 VFA-25 deployed onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln for the 
first time. In 2003 VFA-25 sailed to the Arabian Gulf to enforce the no-fly zone in Iraq.
F/A-18C 164633 was delivered to VFA-25 in October 1991 and served as the CAG aircraft.
Role - supersonic twin engine all-weather night fighter and attack aircraft
Crew 1 x F/A-18C,  2 x F/A-18D (Pilot and Weapons Systems Officer WSO)
Length 56 ft   (17.1 m)
With AAMs 40 ft 5 in   (12.31 m)
Folded 27 ft 6 in   (8.38 m)
Height€“ 15 ft 4 in   (4.7 m)
Empty 23,000 lb   (10,400 kg)
Loaded 36,970 lb   (16,770 kg)
Maximum Take off 51,900 lb   (23,500 kg)
Powerplants 2 x General Electric F404-GE-402 turbofan
Dry Thrust 11,000 lbf   (48.9 kN) per engine
After Burner Thrust 17,750 lbf   (79.2 kN) per engine
Maximum Speed Mack 1.8   (1,190 mph)   (1,915 km/h) @ 40,000 ft   (12,190 m)
Range 1,089 nmi   (1,250 miles)   (2,000 km) with 2 x AIM-9s
Combat Radius 400 nmi   (460 miles)   (740 km) air-to-air missions
Ferry Range 1,800 nmi   (2,070 miles)   (3,330 km)
Service Ceiling 50,000 ft   (15,240 m)
Rate of Climb 50,000 ft/min   (254 m/s)
1 x 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannon mounted in nose with 578 rounds
9 x Hardpoints - a capacity of 13,700 lb   (6,215 kg) with external fuel tanks and ordnance  
2 x wingtip missile launch rails
4 x under-wing
3 x under-fuselage
2.75 inch   (70 mm) Hydra 70 rockets
5 inch  (127 mm) Zuni rockets
4 x AIM-9 Sidewinders
4 x AIM-132 ASRAAM
4 x IRIS-T or 4 x AIM-120 AMRAAM and 2 x AIM-7 Sparrow
Additional - 2 x AIM-120 AMRAAM
AGM-65 Maverick
Standoff Land Attack Missiles (SLAM-ER)
AGM-88 HARM Anti-radiation Missile (ARM)
AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW)
Taurus Missile (Cruise Missile)
AGM-84 Harpoon
JDAM Precision-Guided Munition (PGM)
Paveway series of Laser-guided bombs
Mk. 80 series of unguided iron bombs
CBU-87 cluster bombs
CBU-89 gator mine
Mk. 20 Rockeye II
B61/Mk. 57 nuclear bombs
SUU-42A Flares/Infrared decoys dispenser pod and chaff pod
Electronic countermeasures (ECM) pod
AN/AAS-38 Nite Hawk targeting pod (USN only) to be replaced by AN/ASQ-228 ATFLIR
LITENING targeting pod (only used by USMC, Royal Australian Air Force, Spanish Air Force 
and Finnish Air Force)
Up to 3 x 330 US gallons   (270 imp gallons / 1,200 liters) Sargent Fletcher drop tanks for 
ferry flight Or Extended range/loitering time
Hughes APG-73 radar
ROVER (Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver) antenna for use by USN F/A-18C 
strike fighter squadrons
Inertial Navigation System (INS)
2 x mission computers
HUD (Head Up Display) cockpit display
Very High Frequency (VHF) omni-directional landing system
Multiple-functioning Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) display