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EA-18G Growler Die Cast Model VAQ-131 "Operation Inherent Resolve" (1:72)
Item # HA5153
EA-18G Growler Die Cast Model VAQ-131 "Operation Inherent Resolve" (1:72)
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Length 10"
Wingspan 7.5"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

Retail: $144.95
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    Description

    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    HA5153
    EA-18G Growler
    168772, VAQ-131 "Operation Inherent Resolve"
    In order to replace their aging EA-6B Prowlers the USN acquired a specialized version of the F/A-
    18F Super Hornet, the EA-18G Growler. The Growler is an advanced airborne electronic attack
    aircraft capable of tactical jamming and electronic protection. The first EA-18G Growler flight took
    place in August 2006 with the first USN production aircraft being delivered to VAQ129 in June
    2008. After operational capability testing full production of the EA-18G Growler began in late
    2009. In 2010 VAQ-132, 138 and 141 were re-equipped with the Growler.


    In 2017 the aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush was stationed in the Arabian Gulf in support of
    Operation Inherent Resolve. The OIR mission was to strike the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria by
    flying hundreds of sorties, destroying enemy positions with smart ordnance. VAQ-131 "Lancers"
    was onboard to carry out airborne electronic attack missions. VAQ-131 re-equipped with the
    EF-18G Growler in 2014 and during OIR flew 1,890 hours completing 270 combat sorties.
    EA-18G 168772 was the personal aircraft of the squadron CAG, AJ500.



    Specifications for the EA-18G Growler

    Role - carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft

    Crew � 2 X Pilot and WSO
    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.