McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet – VFA-137 Kestrels, US Navy, USS Carl Vinson 2015
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JC Wings 1/72 scale JCW72F18003; F/A-18E Super Hornet of VFA-137 Kestrels, on the carrier USS Carl Vinson in 2015. Limited edition of 600 pieces.
Length 10 inches Wingspan 7.5 inches
Strike Fighter Squadron 137 (VFA-137) is known as the The “Kestrels” were established in July 1985 and operate the F/A-18E Hornet. Originally attached to CVW-6 onboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59), they left their East Coast base (NAS Cecil Field, FL) and became the sister squadron of VFA-151 stationed at NAS Lemoore Field, CA..
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.