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NASA McDonnell Douglas F/A-18B Hornet Strike Fighter Chase Plane

Armour Collection NASA McDonnell Douglas F/A-18B Hornet Strike Fighter Chase Plane




 
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Armour Collection B11F019 NASA McDonnell Douglas F/A-18B Hornet Strike Fighter Chase Plane (1:48 Scale) "Obsolete weapons do not deter."
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

The F/A-18 Hornet is the true multi-role aircraft. It can vault from a carrier deck, bomb a target and stay to dogfight even the best enemy aircraft without missing a beat. It's the Navy's first modern-era jet intended for double duty against air- and ground-based adversaries. Armed to the hilt with Sparrow and Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, an internal cannon, and laser-guided bombs, this modern warbird was an outstanding performer in Operation Desert Storm. Strapped into a digital cockpit described as a cross between Star Wars and a video game, pilots of the F/A-18 Hornet take on the ultimate aviation job: blasting this single-seat, high-performance jet off the deck of a carrier, dropping bombs, and firing air-to-ground ordnance. Offering unmatched agility, the Hornet is the choice aircraft of the US Navy's elite Blue Angels aerobatic team.

Pictured here is a 1:48 scale replica of a F/A-18B Hornet chase plane operated by NASA. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 10-inches
Length: 14-inches

Release Date: February 2009

Historical Account: "Chasers" - NASA research support aircraft are commonly called chase planes and fill the role of escort aircraft during research missions. Chase pilots are in constant radio contact with research pilots and serve as an "extra set of eyes" to help maintain total flight safety during specific tests and maneuvers. They monitor certain events for the research pilot and are an important safety feature on all research missions. Chase aircraft also are used as camera platforms for research missions that must be photographed or videotaped. Pictorial coverage - photos, motion pictures and videotape - is used extensively by aeronautical engineers to monitor and verify various aspects of the research project. (Courtesy: www.NASA.gov)

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Fixed lowered landing gear
  • Plexiglass canopy
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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