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McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet – VFA-115 Eagles, US Navy, USS Abraham Lincoln, 2002

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Witty Sky Guardians 1/72 scale wtw 72 007 001: McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet of VFA-115 Eagles, US Navy, USS Abraham Lincoln, 2002. Complete with fixed lowered undercarriage and display stand

Length 10 inches  Wingspan 7.5 inches

PLEASE NOTE: Box is not perfect with some scuff marks here and there.

VFA-115 Eagles were selected to be the first squadron to transition to the FA-18E Super Hornet. In February 2001 VFA-115 returned from its last WESTPAC in the Hornet and successfully transitioned to the Super Hornet in less than 100 days. It was not long before the new Super Hornets were put to the test in combat. In 2002 VFA-115 dropped 22 JDAM in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH.

In March 2003 the Eagles participated in the opening salvos of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. By April 9th VFA-115 had dropped 380,000 pounds of ordnance and provided three and a half million pounds of gas in the tanker support role. The sustained level of outstanding performance earned the Eagles and USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN the Navy Unit Commendation (the sixth awarded to VFA-115) .

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.

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Weight 1.6 kg