Hobby Master 1/72 F-18
HA3559 CF-188A (CF-18) "No Fly Zone over Libya 2011" 188759, 425 Sqn., CAF, QIAS 2016

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.

On March 12, 2011 the Arab League asked the U.N. Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over. Canada along with the U.S., the U.K. and France sent men and machines to carry out the no-fly zone. Between late March 2011 and November Canada sent six CF-18s along with other aircraft and support as its contribution. One of the CF-18s was 188759 c/n 405/A337 from 425 Squadron and on June 25-26 2016 it made an appearance at the Quinte International Air Show held at Trenton Ontario.

Specifications McDonnell Douglas CF-18 (in Canada 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