Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA3566 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C "Chippy Ho" NF400, CAG bird, VFA-195 "Dambusters", 2010. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 6.25" Wingspan & 9.75" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather, carrier-capable, multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation). Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now part of Boeing) and Northrop (now part of Northrop Grumman), the F/A-18 was designed to be a highly versatile aircraft due to its avionics, cockpit displays, and excellent aerodynamic characteristics, with the ability to carry a wide variety of weapons. The aircraft can perform fighter escort, fleet air defense, suppression of enemy air defenses, air interdiction, close air support, and aerial reconnaissance. Primary Role: Multirole Fighter.
In the fall of 2010 the VFA-195 ˘Dambusters÷ began to convert to the new F/A-18E Super Hornet. VFA-195 became the first unit to fully equip with the F/A-18E. The callsign for VFA-195 for the CAG aircraft NF400 1648899 is ˘Chippy÷ so the name ˘Chippy Ho÷ was a natural, similar to ˘Tally Ho÷. There have been 3 "Chippy Ho" marked F-18C's, Bu. No's 163758, 164899 and 164905. VFA-195 became the ˘Dambusters÷ because they took part in busting dams in the Korean War.
|Stock Status:||IN STOCK|
|Size:||6.25" Wingspan, 9.25" Long|
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