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F/A-18C Hornet Swiss Air Force (with decal from no : J-5001 to J-5026) (1:72)
Item # HA3532b
F/A-18C Hornet Swiss Air Force (with decal from no : J-5001 to J-5026) (1:72)
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Length 10"
Wingspan 7.5"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

Retail: $104.95
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    Description

    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
    HA3532B
    FA-18C Swiss Air Force regular livery comes with
    decals for J-5001 to J-5026)

    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.




    ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA
    The Swiss Air Force purchased 26 C models and eight D models. One D model was lost in a
    crash Delivery of the aircraft started on 25 January 1996.

    In late 2007 Switzerland requested to be included in F/A-18C/D Upgrade 25 Program, to
    extend the useful life of its F/A-18C/Ds. The program includes significant upgrades to the
    avionics and mission computer, 20 ATFLIR surveillance and targeting pods, and 44 sets of
    AN/ALR-67v3 ECM equipment. In October 2008 the Swiss Hornet fleet reached the 50,000
    flight hour milestone.
    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