Hobby Master HA3538 F/A-18C Hornet 165187/AJ 400, VFA-37 Ragin' Bulls, USS George H. W. Bush, 2016 1/72
Hobby Master 1/72 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet 165187/AJ 400, VFA-37 "Ragin' Bulls", USS George H. W. Bush, 2016 HA3538
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.
VFA-37 Ragin Bulls was established in 1966 as VF-37 and equipped with A-7 Corsair IIs. In November 1990 VF-37 became VFA-37 when they received the new McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. F/A-18C Hornet 165187 C/N 1321/C412 is part of VFA-37 Ragin Bulls that was re-assigned from the USS Harry Truman to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN77). VFA-37 is due to make its first USS George H.W. Bush deployment on January 21, 2017 for a six month cruise to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf.