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Hogan Wings M-Series 7570
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet Diecast Model
USN VFA-192 Golden Dragons, NF300, USS Kitty Hawk

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet   3.25"   2.25"

US Navy Fighter Squadron 192 (VF-192) was the new designation given to VF-153 on February 15th, 1950. The squadron transitioned from the F8F Bearcat to the F4U Corsair before deploying aboard USS Princeton in November 1950 in support of the Korean War. During a cruise in 1953 aboard the USS Oriskany, the Squadron flew their F9F Panthers to assist in the filming of the movie "The Bridges at Toko-Ri", earning their nickname "World Famous Golden Dragons". Then in 1956 the squadron transitioned to the F9F-6 Cougar and was redesignated Attack Squadron 92 (VA-92). The squadron flew variety of aircraft including the A-4 Skyhawk and A-7 Corsair II before upgrading to the F/A-18 Hornet in 1985. The Hornet brought with it another squadron redesignation, this time to Strike Fighter Squadron 192 (VFA-192) and then, in 1986, its homeport moved from NAS Lemoore, California to NAF Atsugi, Japan. The Golden Dragons deployed many times with the F/A-18, flying combat missions in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan. On December 15th, 2009 VFA-192 left Japan and made NAS Lemoore its home once again.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C 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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