Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA5118
F/A-18F "Advanced Super Hornet"
168492, US Navy, 2013
with center weapons pod
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.

With center weapons pod

Canopy can be displayed open or closed.

Pilot figure included.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.
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In order to replace their aging EA-6B Prowlers the USN acquired a specialized version of the F/A-
18F Super Hornet, the EA-18G Growler. The Growler is an advanced airborne electronic attack
aircraft capable of tactical jamming and electronic protection. The first EA-18G Growler flight took
place in August 2006 with the first USN production aircraft being delivered to VAQ129 in June
2008. After operational capability testing full production of the EA-18G Growler began in late
2009. In 2010 VAQ-132, 138 and 141 were re-equipped with the Growler.

On August 5, 2013 the F/A-18F Advanced Super Hornet prototype (BuNo 168492) completed its
maiden flight. Produced by Boeing and Northrop Grumman the ASH received engines increasing
performance from 22,000 pounds to 26,400 pounds of thrust per engine. Conformal fuel tanks
were added to carry 3,500 pounds of fuel. There is provision for an Enclosed Weapons Pod
(EWP) carrying 2,500 pounds of weapons internally and the cockpit is updated. The aircraft was
given a special paint to reduce radar cross-section making it more stealthy and capable of
performing well into the 2030s.




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
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