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US Navy Boeing F/A-18+ Hornet Strike Fighter - 162841, VFC-12 "Fighting Omars", NAS Oceana, Virginia, 2018 [Aggressor Scheme]

Hobby Master US Navy Boeing F/A-18+ Hornet Strike Fighter - 162841, VFC-12 "Fighting Omars", NAS Oceana, Virginia, 2018 [Aggressor Scheme]




 
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Hobby Master HA3553 US Navy Boeing F/A-18+ Hornet Strike Fighter - 162841, VFC-12 "Fighting Omars", NAS Oceana, Virginia, 2018 [Aggressor Scheme] (1:72 Scale) "Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America - not on the battlefields of Vietnam."
- Marshal McLuhan

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 US Navy Boeing F/A-18+ Hornet Strike Fighter that was attached to Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve (VFC-12) "Fighting Omars" then deployed to NAS Oceana, Virginia, during 2018. Pre-order! Ship Date: August 2020.

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

Release Date: ?

Historical Account: "Fighting Omars" - Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve (VFC-12) is a United States Navy Reserve fighter squadron based at NAS Oceana, providing adversary training to East Coast air wings. VFC-12 reports to Commander Tactical Support Wing, a component of Commander, Naval Air Reserve Force (COMNAVAIRESFOR). The "Fighting Omars" is manned by selected reservists, full-time reservists (FTS) and active duty personnel.

On September 1st, 1973, at NAF Detroit, Michigan, the current squadron was established as VC-12, the Navy's first Reserve Fleet Composite Squadron. The squadron employed the single seat A-4 Skyhawk and dual seat TA-4Js in providing multiple support services, including air intercept and dissimilar air combat maneuvering (ACM) training for Atlantic and Pacific fleet units.

In 1975, VC-12 moved to its current home at NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia. In June 1988, VC-12 was re-designated Fighter Squadron Composite Twelve (VFC-12) to more accurately describe the squadron's mission of Dissimilar Air Combat Training.

In 1994, the unit transitioned to the F/A-18A/B Hornet. In 2004, the A's were upgraded to the A+, which included upgraded mission computers and weapons capabilities. In 2006, VFC-12 traded these F/A-18 A+ models (which had low arrested landing fatigue life) for F/A-18C's from VFA-87. Finally in 2012, VFC-12 traded jets again with VFA-87 so they are now flying the F/A-18A+.

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

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