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F/A-18A+/B/CF-188 (Model Kit) 

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Kinetic 1:48 K48030
F/A-18A+/B/CF-188 (Model Kit)
Scale:
1:48
Length:
14"
Width:
10"
SKU:
KIN-K48030


Historical Note:

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Historical: 

The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation). Designed byMcDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navyand Marine Corps. The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations and, since 1986, by the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.

The F/A-18 has a top speed of Mach 1.8 (1,034 knots, 1,190 mph or 1,915 km/h at 40,000 ft or 12,190 m). It can carry a wide variety of bombs and missiles, including air-to-air and air-to-ground, supplemented by the 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannon. It is powered by two General Electric F404 turbofan engines, which give the aircraft a high thrust-to-weight ratio. The F/A-18 has excellent aerodynamic characteristics, primarily attributed to its leading edge extensions (LEX). The fighter's primary missions are fighter escort, fleet air defense, Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD), air interdiction, close air support and aerial 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 earlier contemporaries, such as theGrumman F-14 Tomcat in the fighter and strike fighter role, and the Grumman A-6 Intruder and LTV A-7 Corsair II in the attack role.

Markings:

  • Royal Canadian Air Force 409SQ, 410SQ & 425SQ.
  • Royal Australian Air Force No. 75SQ, No. 77SQ & No. 3SQ.
  • Spanish Air Force Ala 46, Ala 12 & Ala 15.
  • Decal printed by Cartograf S.r.l., Italy
  • Decal designed by Cross Delta 

Model Features:

  • Positional flaps, slat
  • Extra outer wing for fold wing configuration
  • New engraving technology for crispy panel line and laser engraving for superdetail
  • Highly detailed cockpit
  • Full intake 
  • Super detail MLG and NLG bay
  • CF-188 landing gear

Weapon includes

  • Fuel tank
  • CVER
  • AAQ-13/14, AAQ-28/Sniper

Info: F/A-18A+/B/CF-188 (Model Kit)


Product Videos

US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet Low Altitude Training (05:48)
*** Best viewed in fullscreen and HD! *** *** 3D enabled *** A US Navy F/A-18F pilot practicing NOE (nap of the earth) flying over Northern California before crossing into Oregon towards the end of the video. The route the pilot is flying is known as VR-1251 and is used for low level target penetration training as it starts over the Pacific and ends at NAS Fallon, Nevada, after flying over the Cascade and Sierra mountains.
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