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F/A-18E Super Hornet Die Cast Model VFA-151 "Vigilantes", 2019 (1:72)
Item # HA5115
F/A-18E Super Hornet Die Cast Model VFA-151 "Vigilantes", 2019 (1:72)
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Length 10"
Wingspan 7.5"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

Retail: $136.95
Sale Price: $122.95
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    Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA5115 F/A-18E Super Hornet 410/168478, VFA-151 "Vigilantes", 2019 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 1949 VFA-151 was originally nicknamed "Flashers" with a blue helmeted knight with a white shield insignia. In 1955 the insignia was changed to the skull with a bloodied knife and in 1959 the nickname "Vigilantes" came into use to reflect their "around the clock" vigil of readiness. On July 31, 2019 while flying F/A-18E 168471/400 Lt. Charles Z. Walker crashed in what is referred to as Star Wars Canyon located in Death Valley National Park. To memorialize Lt. Walker F/A-18E 410/168478 had several references to him applied to the fuselage and tail. 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.