Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA3542 McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet RCAF Demonstration Team, NORAD 60th Anniversary 2018. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 6.25" Wingspan, 9.25" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (official military designation CF-188) is a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) variant of the American McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft. In 1980, the F/A-18 was selected as the winner of the New Fighter Aircraft Project competition and awarded a production order; deliveries of the CF-18 to the Canadian Forces began in 1982. CF-18s have supported North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) air sovereignty patrols and participated in combat during the Gulf War in 1991, the Kosovo War in the late 1990s, and as part of the Canadian contribution to the international Libyan no-fly zone in 2011. CF-18s were also part of the Canadian contribution to the military intervention against ISIL, Operation Impact. Primary Role: Multirole Fighter.
Canadian CF-188 Hornet 188776 was chosen to receive a special paint scheme to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command). NORAD is an agreement between Canada and the United States of America that monitors and defends North America against any hostile aerial aggression. More commonly known as a CF-18 in Canada 188776 will be the 2018 Demonstration aircraft that will fly in air shows throughout Canada and the U.S.. It will be piloted by Captain Stefan “Porcelain” Porteous, a ten year veteran. NORAD’s motto - We Have the Watch.
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