McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet – Canadian Armed Forces, CFB Cold Lake, Canada, Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary 2015
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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA3526: McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet #761, Canadian Armed Forces, CFB Cold Lake, Canada, Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary 2015
Length 9.25 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the fearless air and ground crews, RCAF McDonnell Douglas CF-18A #761 Demonstration Hornet was given a special paint scheme. The upper portion of the aircraft pattern resembles the early 1940s earth tone and dark green camouflage used on Royal Air Force and Commonwealth Hawker Hurricane Mark IIs and Supermarine Spitfires during the Battle of Britain. The tail contains murals of key events and persons related to the BOB. The aircraft will be piloted by Captain Denis “Cheech” Beaulieu.
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.