Armour Collection B11E337 RCAF McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet Strike Fighter - "Millennium Jet" (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 avaition 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 limited edition 1:48 scale diecast replica of a Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet in the commemorative Millennium Jet livery. Only 400 pieces produced.
Release Date: January 2007
Historical Account: "Y2K" - The Canadian Armed Forces are fortunate to have Commanders who permit Squadrons to paint their aircraft in special commemorative schemes. The most recent of these is the Millennium Jet, a specially painted CF-18 Hornet unveiled officially on February 24th at Cold Lake Air Force Base. The Millennium Jet is dedicated to the Children of the World and their future. It has 2,000 names of children from Cold Lake schools.
Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, commonly referred to as CFB Cold Lake or 4 Wing Cold Lake, is a Canadian Forces Base located 5.5 nautical miles southwest of Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada. It is operated as an air force base by Canadian Forces Air Command and is one of two bases in the country using the CF-18 Hornet fighter\interceptor. (courtesy: Clubhyper.com)