Hobby Master 1/72 F/A-18D Hornet Kuwaut AF 1990s HA3524 Diecast
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9 Squadron Kuwait Air Force is stationed at Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base along with 25 Squadron. As of 2008 these squadrons are equipped with approximately 28 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Cs and 8 D variants. The D aircraft were produced in 1991 ... 1992, KAFD001 ... KAFD008 with numbers 441 through 448. After the liberation of Kuwait from Iragi forces the Kuwait AF flew missions over Iraq as part of Operation Southern Watch and have participated in several military exercises with other Gulf air forces.
Designed as a replacement for the A-4 Skyhawk and the A-7 Corsair II and as a complement to the F-14 Tomcat, the F/A-18 first flew on November 18, 1978. Perhaps best known as the aircraft of the US Navys Blue Angels, this carrier-capable, supersonic, all-weather fighter has many roles, including fighter escort, fleet air defense and close air support. The F/A-18 is a versatile aircraft: it can operate from carriers or land bases and a single switch converts it from fighter to strike mode. During Operation Desert Storm, the F/A-18 proved that, on a single mission, one aircraft could serve as both fighter and a bomber...
Hobby Masters 1:72 scale F/A-18 Hornet is a quality model with many fine features, skillfully designed and manufactured with modern techniques. The canopy can be removed for an unobstructed view of the cockpits pad-printed instrument panel and interior features. A separate canopy with a fixed actuator is included for display in the open position. The speed brake can be configured in the deployed position, and the landing gear and gear doors are constructed as subassemblies for quick and easy ground configuration. The series includes the single-seat F/A-18C and the two-seat F/A-18D. Each release is fitted with removable ordnance appropriate to its mission (see photos).
The Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.
Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series diecast airplanes feature:..
- Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
- Pad printed markings and placards that wont fade or peel like decals.
- Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
- Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
- Presentation stand to display the aircraft in flight.
- Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
- Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.
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