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F-18 Hornet US Navy GLD 

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Franklin Mint 1:100 5161
F-18 Hornet US Navy GLD
Scale:
1:100
Length:
4.75"
Width:
3.75"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
FM-5161


Historical Note:

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The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is an all-weather carrier-capable multi-role fighter jet, designed to attack both ground and aerial targets. Designed in the 1970s for service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, the Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations. It has been the aerial demonstration aircraft for the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels since 1986. Its primary missions are fighter escort, fleet air defense, suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD), interdiction, close air support and reconnaissance. Its versatility and reliability have proven it to be a valuable carrier asset, though it has been criticized for its lack of range and payload compared to its contemporaries.


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  1. Always wanted something from Franklin Mint 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2016

    I don't have the funds to purchase or the room to display 1/48 models from Franklin Mint. I was excited to find some 1/72 scale aircraft on sale and grabbed this one. It is a good scale model with its own clear display case. On the same order I purchased a 1/72 F-18 Super Hornet from Amercom. It cost much less and was much more detailed. I am happy with my purchase and ordered another plane from Franklin Mint while they are on sale. It's interesting to compare the basic Hornet with the Super Hornet.