McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet – VFA-115 Silver Eagles, Lajes Portugal 2013
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JC Wings 1/72 scale JCW72F18002 F/A-18E Super Hornet of VFA-115 Silver Eagles, on detachment at Lajes, Terceira, Portugal 2013. Limited edition of 600 pieces.
Length 10 inches Wingspan 7.5 inches
Strike Fighter Squadron 115 (VFA-115) is known as the “Eagles”, callsign “Talon”, a United States Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet strike fighter squadron currently stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Their tail code is NF. It was established as Torpedo Squadron VT-11 on 10 October 1942, redesignated VA-12A on 15 November 1946, VA-115 on 15 July 1948, then finally VFA-115.
The McDonnell Douglas Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet is a twin-engine multi-role carrier-based aircraft. The “E” variant is single-seater while the “F” variant is a tandem-seat configuration. The “E” is a much larger, more advanced and more capable variant of the F/A-18C. The Super variant can carry a larger array of weapons as well as more of them and is capable of returning to the carrier while still carrying unspent munitions, a big savings in dollars. The first F/A-18E flight was in 1995 and began delivery to the USN in 1999.