True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Optional armament provided.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
The McDonnell Douglas Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet is a twin-engine multi-role carrier-based
aircraft. The "E" variant is single-seater while the "F" variant is a tandem-seat configuration. The
"E" is a much larger, more advanced and more capable variant of the F/A-18C. The Super variant
can carry a larger array of weapons as well as more of them and is capable of returning to the
carrier while still carrying unspent munitions, a big savings in dollars. The first F/A-18E flight was
in 1995 and began delivery to the USN in 1999.
VFA-122 "Flying Eagles" NAS Lemoore, California is a Fleet Replacement Squadron tasked with
training new pilots, pilots changing to a different type of aircraft or a pilot that needs refreshing
having being away from flying for an extended period of time. VFA-122 also travels to some air
shows to encourage recruitment. One such air show was held at RAF Fairford, England in 2006
and F/A-18F Super Hornet 166673 was there performing as part of the USN Tactical
Demonstration Team and has since been sent to the VX-9 "Vampires".
McDonnell Douglas original designer, merged with Boeing 1997
F/A-18E Super Hornet
Crew - F/A-18E x 1 / F/A-18F x 2
Role – Multi-role attack and fighter
Powerplants – 2 x F414-GE-400 turbofans
Thrust (Static) – 22,000 lbs (9,977kg) per engine
Ceiling – 50,000 ft +
Speed – Mach 1.8 +
Weight – Maximum Gross Take-off 66,000 lbs (29,932 kg)
Length – 60.3 ft (18.5 m)
Height – 16 ft (4.87 m)
Wingspan – 44.9 ft (13.68 m)
1 x M61A1/A2 Vulcan 20mm cannon (internal)
Possible External Payload
AIM 9 Sidewinder
AIM 7 Sparrow
JSOW (Joint-Stand-Off Weapon)
JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munitions
An assortment of bombs, mines and rocket