McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet – Red 12 / Mako, VFC-12 Fighting Omars, US Navy, NAS Oceana, VA, June 2021

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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA5124: McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet Red 12 / Mako of  VFC-12 Fighting Omars, US Navy, NAS Oceana, VA, June 2021. Production run of 800 models.

Length 10 inches  Wingspan 7.5 inches

The USN has painted an F/A-18E in a scheme to look similar to a Russian Su-57 Felon. The scheme was meant to resemble the scheme on the fifth production Su-57 which the Russians referred to as “White Shark” so the staff from VFC-12 “Fighting Omars” named theirs “Mako” and use the call sign “Ambush”. This shark scheme was first seen on June 18, 2021 during a change-of-command at NAS Oceana. VFC-12’s new Commanding Officer, CDR Scott “CAWK” Golich is displayed on the canopy rail.

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 defence 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.

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Weight 1.6 kg