McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet – VFA-94 Mighty Shrikes, Op Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan 2011
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA3529: F/A-18C Hornet BuNo 164048 of VFA-94, US Navy, “Operation Enduring Freedom” 2011. Low production run of only 500 models.
Length 9.25 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
The original squadron was established in 1943 as the “Tough Kitties” and re-commissioned in 1952 as VF-94 nicknamed the “Mighty Shrikes”. On June 18, 1990 the “Mighty Shrikes” received their first F-18C and on the 28th were re-designated Strike Fighter Squadron 94 (VFA-94) call-sign “Hobo”. On board the USS Carl Vinson VFA-94 took part in several operations including OEF. F/A-14C Bu No. 164048 was delivered to the USN in July 1990 and has spent more than 14 years with the “Mighty Shrikes” who refer to themselves as “Hobos in Hornets”.
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