The Super Hornet is the latest US Navy fighter and attack aircraft. Shortly after going into service in 2002 it flew successful strike missions in Iraq. Most Tomcat fleet defense squadrons have now been equipped with the two-seat F/A-18 F variant in its role as air-superiority fighter. In addition to its fighter/bomber role the F version will also be used as a tanker. Through the use of laser guided bombs it can acquire enemy targets much more accurately and also has an extensive arsenal of the latest generation of guided missiles. The F/A-18 F is in practice a completely new aircraft. The whole airframe is 30% larger than that of the F/A-18 D. Further modifications include more powerful engines (GE F414 each with 98 kN thrust), more fuel capacity and a longer range, together with larger upgraded cockpit displays and the new APG-79 radar. Its operational radius for attack missions if 40% greater that that of its predecessor. 8 tons of weaponry, fuel tanks and ECM pods can be carried on 11 external hardpoints. Model details: Cockpit and canopy in the two-seat version; Surface details and recessed panel lines; Detailed cockpit with instrument panel; Detailed ejector seats; Movable tail stabilizers; Detailed landing gear bays; Detailed landing gear; Flattened wheels; Detailed landing gear doors; 6 underwing and 1 ventral pylon; ECM pods; 2 HARM missiles; 2 Mk83 bombs; 2 AIM-9X missiles; One Centreline tank; and Super decals with 2 US Navy versions. Paint colors needed: Silky-Matte White, Metallic Steel, Matte Light Gray, Matte Dark Green, Matte Anthracite Gray, Silky-Matte Fiery Red, Silky-Matte Leaf Green, Metallic Aluminum, Silky-Matte Gray, Silky-Matte Light Gray, Silky-Matte Gray, Silky-Matte Olive Green, Matte Yellow, and Silky-Matte Lufthansa Yellow.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|Technical
|WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD! Small parts. Not intended for children under 3 years of age.|
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|Model length 14.8 inches, wingspan 11 inches.|
|Approximately 184 parts.|