F/A-18D Hornet 1/72 Die Cast Model, #441, 9th Squadron, Kuwait Air Force, 1990s, by Hobby Master HA3524

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F/A-18D Hornet 1/72 Die Cast Model, #441, 9th Squadron, Kuwait Air Force, 1990s, by Hobby Master HA3524 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. 9 Squadron Kuwait Air Force is stationed at Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base along with 25 Squadron. As of 2008 these squadrons are equipped with approximately 28 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Cs and 8 D variants. The D aircraft were produced in 1991 - 1992, KAFD001 - KAFD008 with numbers 441 through 448. After the liberation of Kuwait from Iragi forces the Kuwait AF flew missions over Iraq as part of Operation Southern Watch and have participated in several military exercises with other Gulf air forces.

Product Features

F/A-18D Hornet 1/72 Die Cast Model, by Hobby Master HA3524 Option to display the model on a stand that is provided and landing gear can be up or down. True 1:72 scale, carefully painted, extraordinary sharp Tampoed markings great attention to detail. Canopy displays open or closed, pilot figure, heavy metal, minimum plastic. Highly collectable. This detailed Hobby Master model promptly ships to you directly from Minneapolis USA

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