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F/A 18F Super Hornet "US Naval Aviation Centennial Combo" 

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Witty Wings 1:72 72008-12
F/A 18F Super Hornet "US Naval Aviation Centennial Combo"
Scale:
1:72
Length:
8.25"
Width:
5.25"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
WTY-72008-12


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WITTY WINGS SKY GUARDIANS AIRCRAFT

Description: The combat-proven F/A-18F Super Hornet is the 21st century's premier strike fighter with all the capability, flexibility and performance necessary to modernize the air/naval aviation forces of any country.

Historical Note :    The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is an all-weather carrier-capable strike 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. 

Media :    CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO ON THE F/A-18 !!

Info:        F/A 18F Super Hornet "US Naval Aviation Centennial Combo"

 


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  1. Mixed feelings 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Feb 2015

    On one hand, I love the paint schemes WItty offers. I also like the little details, various antennas, etc. that WItty puts on their models. I am sorta 'meh' about the moving elevators, etc. Neat feature, but I worry they will flop around when a butterfly disturbs the air currents in the room (like the WW F-15C I have did before I glued the elevator in place). I loathe the fixed pilots, amazing lack of cockpit detail, and panel lines you really have to look for to see.

    This particular model looks really nice. The Diamondback paint scheme looks great. This model comes nicely boxed and is a later generation of model, so it comes with the fiddly bits to display the plane wheels down or wheels up (though you will need the optional display stand to put it 'in flight'). I love how the WW planes have canopies that open and close, but I don't understand....if you're gonna have the model where you can open the cockpit, why so little detail?? Also, for this model (a two-seater) why is the RSO stuck in there, and the pilot isn't?

    The loadout for this particular plane is a couple of GBUs, two practice AMRAAMs, and two practice AIM-9s. They look good, but knowing what the blue bands on the 'missiles' is sort of a 'buzzkill'. I guess this guy is doing some bombing practice. :)

    I gave this plane 4 out of 5 stars, mainly due to my overall dislikes of Witty's models (fixed pilots, no accentuated panel lines, practice missiles). I would love to see Hobby Master and Witty somehow combine...that'd be the best of both worlds, IMHO. As it is, it's a nice looking plane. If you want to display something in-flight, like a bit of color, and don't get too close to your models, this one is great.