McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet – Canadian Armed Forces Demonstration Team, NORAD 60th Anniversary 2018
1 in stock
1 in stock
Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA3542: McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet of the Canadian Armed Forces Demonstration Team, NORAD 60th Anniversary 2018. Really hard to find.
Length 9.25 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
Canadian CF-188 Hornet 188776 was chosen to receive a special paint scheme to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command). NORAD is an agreement between Canada and the United States of America that monitors and defends North America against any hostile aerial aggression. More commonly known as a CF-18 in Canada 188776 will be the 2018 Demonstration aircraft that will fly in air shows throughout Canada and the U.S.. It will be piloted by Captain Stefan “Porcelain” Porteous, a ten year veteran. NORAD’s motto – We Have the Watch.
Designed as a replacement for the A-4 Skyhawk and the A-7 Corsair II and as a complement to the F-14 Tomcat, the F/A-18 first flew on November 18, 1978. Perhaps best known as the aircraft of the US Navy’s Blue Angels, this carrier-capable, supersonic, all-weather fighter has many roles, including fighter escort, fleet air defense and close air support. The F/A-18 is a versatile aircraft: it can operate from carriers or land bases and a single switch converts it from fighter to strike mode. During Operation Desert Storm, the F/A-18 proved that, on a single mission, one aircraft could serve as both fighter and a bomber.