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Unimax Bravo Team 78096
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet Display Model
USN VFA-102 Diamondbacks, NF102, NAF Atsugi, Japan, Squadron 50th Anniversary 2005

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet   10"   7.5"

The VF-102 Diamondbacks were established on July 1, 1955 in Jacksonville, Florida. Having served on numerous carriers, the Diamondbacks have proven themselves to be one of the most versatile strike fighter squadrons in the Navy. On September 19, 2001 the VF-102 Diamondbacks departed NAS Oceana for the Arabian Sea. In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the squadron began its scheduled deployment as a part of Operation Infinite Justice and began combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During that deployment VF-102 flew 3,346 combat hours and dropped 645 bombs.Following the their return from deployment, the squadron was transferred to NAS Lemoore, California to begin transition training in the Navy's newest Strike Fighter, the F/A-18F. In 2005 the "Diamondbacks" celebrated their 50th anniversary at their base in In 2005 they marked their 50th anniversary at their base in Atsugi, Japan.

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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Unimax Bravo Team

The Unimax "Bravo Team" range presents highy-affordable, ready-made plastic models of military aircraft.

Unimax "Bravo Team" display airplanes feature:

  • Molded plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with rotating wheels.

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