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RAAF Boeing F-18B Hornet Strike Fighter - A21-116, "Classic Hornet 1985-2019", No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit, Williamtown, 2019

Hobby Master RAAF Boeing F-18B Hornet Strike Fighter - A21-116, "Classic Hornet 1985-2019", No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit, Williamtown, 2019




 
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Hobby Master HA3545 RAAF Boeing F-18B Hornet Strike Fighter - A21-116, "Classic Hornet 1985-2019", No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit, Williamtown, 2019 (1:72 Scale) "Per Ardua ad Astra ('Through Struggle to the Stars')"
- Motto of the Royal Australian Air Force

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 gorgeous 1:72 scale diecast replica of a Royal Australian Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-18B Hornet strike fighter that was attached to No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit and bearing a "Classic Hornet 1985-2019" paint scheme. Pre-order! Ship Date: January 2019.

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 7-1/2-inches
Length: 9-inches

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Historical Account: "The Young Shall Have Wings" - No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit (No. 2 OCU) is a fighter training unit of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Located at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales, the unit trains pilots to operate the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, conducts refresher courses for pilots returning to the type, and trains future Hornet instructors. Pilots new to the Hornet enter No. 2 OCU after first qualifying to fly fast jets at No. 79 Squadron and undertaking initial fighter combat instruction at No. 76 Squadron. Once qualified on the F/A-18, they are posted to one of No. 81 Wing's operational Hornet units, No. 3 Squadron, No. 75 Squadron or No. 77 Squadron.

The unit was established as No. 2 (Fighter) Operational Training Unit (No. 2 OTU) in April 1942 at Port Pirie, South Australia, and relocated to RAAF Station Mildura, Victoria, the following month. During World War II, it provided training on a wide range of aircraft, including P-40 Kittyhawks, Vultee Vengeances, Avro Ansons, CAC Boomerangs, Supermarine Spitfires and Airspeed Oxfords. Disbanded in March 1947, No. 2 OTU was re-formed at Williamtown in March 1952 in response to the demand for more highly trained pilots to serve in the Korean War. It was renamed No. 2 (Fighter) Operational Conversion Unit in September 1958, and since then has conducted training with the CAC Sabre, Dassault Mirage III, and Macchi MB-326, prior to taking delivery of the Hornet.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Landing gear can be displayed in lowered or retracted position
  • Plexiglass canopy
  • Full weapons loadout
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand

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