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Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5121
F/A-18E Blue Angels
165666, US Navy, 2021
True 1/72 scale.

Professionally painted.

Great attention to detail.

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).

Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.

Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.

Optional armament provided.

Canopy can be displayed open or closed.

Pilot figure included.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.


The McDonnell Douglas Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet is a twin-engine multi-role carrier-based
aircraft. The “E” variant is single-seater while the “F” variant is a tandem-seat configuration. The
“E” is a much larger, more advanced and more capable variant of the F/A-18C. The Super variant
can carry a larger array of weapons as well as more of them and is capable of returning to the
carrier while still carrying unspent munitions, a big savings in dollars. The first F/A-18E flight was
in 1995 and began delivery to the USN in 1999.


In 2018 the USN decided to supply the “Blue Angels” with early production Super Hornets. In
2012 F/A-18E 15666 c/n 1517/E020 was assigned to VFA-106 “Gladiators” as AD-114 and
painted in the squadrons 1967 Vietnam War A-4 Skyhawk colors. In 2018 the aircraft was
transferred to VFA-146 “Blue Diamonds” as NH-302. In 2020 165666 became part of the USN
“Blue Angels” Demo Team. In January 2021 the aircraft wore the number 3 but in February the
number was changed to 1. 2021 will mark the 75th Anniversary of the “Blue Angels”.


McDonnell Douglas original designer, merged with Boeing 1997

F/A-18E Super Hornet

Role – Multi-role attack and fighter

Crew -1

Performance
Powerplants – 2 x F414-GE-400 turbofans
Thrust (Static) – 22,000 lbs   (9,977kg) per engine
Ceiling – 50,000 ft +
Speed – Mach 1.8 +

Weight – Maximum Gross Take-off 66,000 lbs   (29,932 kg)

Dimensions
Length – 60.3 ft   (18.5 m)
Height – 16 ft   (4.87 m)
Wingspan – 44.9 ft   (13.68 m)

Armament
1 x M61A1/A2 Vulcan 20mm cannon (internal)
Possible External Payload
AIM 9 Sidewinder
AIM 7 Sparrow
AIM-120 AMRAAM
Harpoon
HARM
Shrike
SLAM
SLAM-ER
Walleye
Maverick
JSOW (Joint-Stand-Off Weapon)
JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munitions
An assortment of bombs, mines and rockets
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