Introduced in January of 1983, the F/A-18 Hornet is a multi-purpose combat jet operating with the U.S. Navy and Marines. The aircraft participated in both the Gulf War and Iraq War, and is still in service around the world, including the United States. It can perform both fighter and attack duties, powerfully equipped with a wide variety of bombs, in addition to air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles. More than 1,400 units have been built and it has spawned the more modern variant, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
Made by Hobby Master, this colorful die cast model is a 1/72 scale replica of an F/A-18C as it appeared with the Swiss Air Force in 2016. Its tiger stripes salute the annual "Tiger Meets," an international event in which NATO flying squadrons complete exercises, share experiences, and gather information. It features engraved panel lines, an opening canopy, a removable pilot figure, a well-equipped cockpit (including a detailed instrument panel), optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a mid-flight display stand. Measures approximately 9¼" long with a 6¼" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA3536