Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA5153 Boeing EA-18G Growler USN VAQ-131 Lancers, AJ500, USS George H. W. Bush, Persian Gulf, Operation Inherent Reslove, 2017. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 7.5" Wingspan, 10" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Boeing EA-18G Growler is an American carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft, a specialized version of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet. The EA-18G replaced the Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowlers in service with the United States Navy. The Growler's electronic warfare capability is primarily provided by Northrop Grumman. The EA-18G began production in 2007 and entered operational service with the US Navy in late 2009. Australia has also purchased twelve EA-18Gs, which entered service with the Royal Australian Air Force in 2017. Primary Role: Electronic Warfare Aircraft.
In 2017 the aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush was stationed in the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The OIR mission was to strike the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria by flying hundreds of sorties, destroying enemy positions with smart ordnance. VAQ-131 “Lancers” was onboard to carry out airborne electronic attack missions. VAQ-131 re-equipped with the EF-18G Growler in 2014 and during OIR flew 1,890 hours completing 270 combat sorties. EA-18G 168772 was the personal aircraft of the squadron CAG, AJ500.
|Stock Status:||IN STOCK|
|Size:||7.5" Wingspan & 10" Long|
|Design:||F-18 SUPER HORNETS & EA-18G GROWLERS|
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