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F/A-18C Hornet, VFA-37 "Ragin' Bulls", USS George H. W. Bush, 2016 (1:72) - Preorder item, order now for future delivery

Item #: HA3538
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    Length 10"
    Wingspan 7.5"

    Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

    Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    F/A-18C Hornet
    165187/AJ 400, VFA-37 "Ragin' Bulls",
    USS George H. W. Bush

    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
    Canopy can be displayed open or closed
    Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
    Highly collectable

    The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic twin engine all-weather night fighter and attack aircraft. The F/A-18s first flew in November 1978 and the first production flight on April 12, 1980. The first 380 aircraft were F/A-18As and in September 1987 production switched to the F/A-18C. Variants A and C are single-seat aircraft while B and D are tandem-seats. The Hornet can operate from either aircraft carriers or land bases with the capability of in flight refueling. A total of 1,480 A-D variants were built.

    VFA-37 �Ragin Bulls� was established in 1966 as VF-37 and equipped with A-7 Corsair IIs. In November 1990 VF-37 became VFA-37 when they received the new McDonnell DouglasF/A-18 Hornet. F/A-18C Hornet 165187 C/N 1321/C412 is part of VFA-37 �Ragin Bulls� that was re-assigned from the USS Harry Truman to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN77). VFA-37 is due to make its first USS George H.W. Bush deployment onJanuary 21, 2017 for a six month cruise to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf.

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