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Hogan Wings M-Series 6009
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet Diecast Model
USN VFA-103 Jolly Rogers, AA103, NAS Oceana, VA

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet   3.5"   2.75"

US Navy Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103) was activated in 1952. Three US Navy squadrons have used the name and insignia of the Jolly Roger: VF-61 (originally VF-17), VF-84, and VFA-103. While these are distinctly different squadrons that have no lineal linkage, they all share the same Jolly Rogers name, the skull and crossbones insignia and traditions. VF-103 began life as an F4U Corsair squadron and after progressing through the F9F Cougar, F-8 Crusader and F-4 Phantom II, it was among the last fighter squadrons to transition to the F-14A Tomcat. In 1989, they upgraded to a more powerful breed of Tomcat, the F-14B. When VF-84 was disestablished in 1995, VF-103 abandoned its "Sluggers" nickname and adopted the famous "Jolly Rogers" name and insignia for itself. After several deployments to the Perisan Gulf, VF-103 deployed with the F-14B for the final time in 2004 aboard the USS John F. Kennedy before transitioning to the F/A-18F Super Hornets it operates today.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet

Designed as a replacement for the A-4 Skyhawk and the A-7 Corsair II and as a complement to the F-14 Tomcat, the F/A-18 first flew on November 18, 1978. Perhaps best known as the aircraft of the US Navy's Blue Angels, this carrier-capable, supersonic, all-weather fighter has many roles, including fighter escort, fleet air defense and close air support. The F/A-18 is a versatile aircraft: it can operate from carriers or land bases and a single switch converts it from fighter to strike mode. During Operation Desert Storm, the F/A-18 proved that, on a single mission, one aircraft could serve as both fighter and a bomber.

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Hogan Wings M-Series

The Hogan Wings "M-Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:200 scale. Prized by collectors worldwide these little gems can build an impressive diecast collection. Don't be fooled by their small size, the level of detail on these models outclasses several larger-scale diecast aircraft ranges and has to be seen to be believed. Build a highly-detailed, accurate and wide-ranging military aircraft collection on a single display shelf and for an attractive price with Hogan Wings' "M-Series".

Hogan Wings "M-Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with a minimum of plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended sturdy metal landing gear with non-rotating wheels.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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