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Review 1:72 F/A-18F Super Hornet (US Navy, 165801, VX-23 "Salty Dogs", Naval Air Station Patuxent River, 2016)

1:72 F/A-18F Super Hornet (US Navy, 165801, VX-23 "Salty Dogs", Naval Air Station Patuxent River, 2016)

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1:72 Scale model, made by Hobby Master
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Description

True 1/72 scale.
Professionally painted.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Optional armament provided.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a miTrue 1/72 scale.
Professionally painted.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Optional armament provided.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum use of plastic

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.


VX-23 "Salty Dogs" (Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23) is located at NAS Patuxent River,
Maryland. The squadron was established on July 22, 1995 as the Naval Strike Aircraft Test
Squadron but redesignated VX-23 on May 1, 2002. VX-23 is staffed by personnel selected from
the USN and the USMC. The staff’s main mission is to test and evaluate aircraft for flying
qualities and perform evaluations. Here every aspect of an aircraft is put to the test. In 2016
F/A-18F 165801 was given a special paint scheme using Maryland State flag colors.


McDonnell Douglas original designer, merged with Boeing 1997

F/A-18E Super Hornet

Crew - F/A-18E x 1 /  F/A-18F x 2

Role – Multi-role attack and fighter

Performance
Powerplants – 2 x F414-GE-400 turbofans
Thrust (Static) – 22,000 lbs   (9,977kg) per engine
Ceiling – 50,000 ft +
Speed – Mach 1.8 +

Weight – Maximum Gross Take-off 66,000 lbs   (29,932 kg)

Dimensions
Length – 60.3 ft   (18.5 m)
Height – 16 ft   (4.87 m)
Wingspan – 44.9 ft   (13.68 m)

Armament
1 x M61A1/A2 Vulcan 20mm cannon (internal)
Possible External Payload
AIM 9 Sidewinder
AIM 7 Sparrow
AIM-120 AMRAAM
Harpoon
HARM
Shrike
SLAM
SLAM-ER
Walleye
Maverick
JSOW (Joint-Stand-Off Weapon)
JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munitions
An assortment of bombs, mines and rocket