Hasegawa 1/72 F/A-18E Super Hornet 00549 Plastic Model Kit
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Hasegawa - 1/72 F/A-18E Super Hornet
The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is the U.S. Navy's newest strike fighter which will replace the F-14 Tomcat and supplement the current F/A-18C/D fleet. The program came about because of the accelerated retirement of the Tomcat, which was already filling the the massive void left by the retirement of the A-6E Intruder in the early 1990's. This would leave the U.S. Navy without an strike aircraft that could perform long-range attacks. The only other plane left was the F-18 Hornet, which doesn't quite fit the bill. The F/A-18C/D, while an excellent weapons platform, lacks the range to perform deep-strike and interdiction missions. Boeing improved upon the original F-18 design, emphasizing greater range, payload and endurance. In short, they made it bigger and better. The Super Hornet is listed as having 40% better range than the C/D, and is cheaper to maintain than the F-14. The design also has "growth space" incorporated into it which will allow for future electronic systems to be added on as they come on-line. All of this means the Super Hornet will be at the cutting edge for years to come.
The 1/72 scale is ideal for model F/A-18E Super Hornet from Hasegawa is a military models and figurines! Features highly detailed, injection-molded grey plastic parts, a detailed cockpit with instrument panel and pilot, realistic landing gear and two waterslide decal marking options.
Leading brand of the Japanese model, including Hasegawa offers a wide range of aircraft models in 1/48 scale and 1/72 scale.
- Scale: 1/72
- Parts: 117 pcs
- L 10.03 x W 7.24 inches
- Item name: Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet U.S. Navy Carrier-Bourne Fighter/Attacker
- Accurate Scale Model
- Highly detailed model kit
- Detailed Instructions Provided
- May require assembly and painting
- Separately, tools, paint etc are necessary
- Type: Assembly Military Airforce
- Recommended age: From 14 yrs old
- Includes: Plastic sprue (Clear) , Plastic sprue, Decalsheet (waterslide)
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