Hobby Master HA3568 Spanish EF-18A Hornet Aircraft Model 1/72
"EF-18A Hornet 12-09/C15-51, Ala 12, Spanish Air Force, 2020"
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.
ALA 12 wing has been based at Torrejon AB since 1959 and since 1989 the unit has been equipped with F/18A/B Hornets. Between October 17 and 30th 2020 the unit took part in “Exercise Sky 2020” hosted by ALA 46 at Gando AB on the Canary Islands. This exercise is similar to others and is meant to increase operational readiness and improve intra unit efficiency. One of ALA 12’s aircraft that took part was 12-09/C15-51 serial 0781/A567. The main task for ALA-12 is tactical air support and maritime operations.