Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA3512
CF-18 "Centennial Hornet" celebrating
"100 Years of Powered Flight in Canada"
2009
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
Canopy can be displayed open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable
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The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic twin engine all-weather
night fighter and attack aircraft. The F/A-18s first flew in November 1978 and the first production
flight on April 12, 1980. The first 380 aircraft were F/A-18As and in September 1987 production
switched to the F/A-18C. Variants A and C are single-seat aircraft while B and D are tandem-
seats. The Hornet can operate from either aircraft carriers or land bases with the capability of in
flight refueling. A total of 1,480 A-D variants were built.


In 2009 to mark the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada CF-18 188719 from the 4
Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta was given a special paint scheme. Unlike previous special schemes
that only had the tails painted 719 received a complete make over and is referred to as the
“Centennial Hornet”. The design incorporates many of the graphic features found on earlier
Canadian Forces aircraft as well as markings representative of Canada. The blue and gold
represents 85 years of the Canadian Air Force and 100 years of powered flight in Canada. The
gold also represents the colors of the former Centennaires and Golden Hawks, the red and white
striping is a stylized representation of the lightning bolts of the CF-101 Voodoo. On the vertical
stabilizers just above the inscription 100 1909 - 2009 is a depiction of the “Silver Dart” that made
the first powered flight in Canada in 1909. Also on the vertical stabilizers are colorful depictions of
the Northern Lights with the single North Star at the top. On the actual aircraft just below the red
and white markings as well as several other locations there are 100 printed names of people
considered to have made noteworthy contributions to Canadian aviation. On the left engine
cowling are the names of the people that paint crew, on the outside of the landing gear door are
other names of people associated with this project as well as the CF-18 Demo Team logo. There
are some signatures and company logos on the inside of the landing gear doors and other little
markings for you to discover.


Specifications McDonnell Douglas CF-18 (officially CF-188)

General characteristics

Number of aircraft purchased – 62 A / 18 B

Crew - 1x CF-18A / 2 x CF-18B

Dimensions
Length - 56 ft 0 in (17.07 m)
Wingspan - 40 ft 0 in (12.31 m) with Sidewinders
Height - 15 ft 4 in (4.66 m)
Weights
Empty weight - 23049 lb (10455 kg)
Loaded weight - 37150 lb (16850 kg)
Max takeoff weight - 51550 lb (23400 kg)
Performance
Powerplant - 2 × General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofans, 16000 lbf (71.2 kN) per engine
Maximum speed - Mach 1.8 (1127 mph, 1814 km/h) @ 36100 ft (11000 m)
Combat radius - 330 mi (290 nmi, 537 km) on hi-lo-lo-hi mission
Ferry range - 2070 mi (1800 nmi, 3330 km) (range without ordnance)
Service ceiling - 50000 ft (15000 m)
Rate of climb - 50000 ft/min (254 m/s)
Armament
Nine Weapon/ Store Stations (5 pylons: 1 Under Fuselage and 4 Wing Stations) (2 LAU 116
located on sides of fuselage: deploys AIM 7 Sparrow and AMRAAM Missiles)(2 LAU 7 located on
the wing tips: Deploys AIM 9 Sidewinder Missile), carrying up to 13700 lb (6215 kg) of missiles,
rockets, bombs, fuel tanks, and pods
1 × 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan internal Gatling gun with 578 rounds, with a firing rate of 4000 or 6000
shots per minute
Missiles
Air-to-air - AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-7 Sparrow
Air-to-ground - AGM-65 Maverick, CRV7 rockets
Bombs - Paveway, Mk 82, Mk 83, Mk 84, GBU-10, -12, -16 and -24 laser guided bombs.
Avionics
Raytheon AN/APG-73 radar
BAE Systems AN/APX-111 IFF
Rockwell Collins AN/ARC-210 RT-1556/ARC VHF/UHF Radio
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems AN/AYK-14 XN-8 mission computer
Smiths Aerospace AN/AYQ-9 Stores Management System
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