Hobby Master HA3562 F/A-18A Hornet 162442, VMFA-314, US Marines, June 2019 1/72
Hobby Master HA3562 1/72nd F/A-18A Hornet 162442, VMFA-314, US Marines, June 2019
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.