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Corgi Showcase Collection CS90658
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet Diecast Model
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1:160 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet   4.5"   3.5"

One of the toughest fighter jets currently in service, the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet is the US Navy's primary carrier-capable fleet defender and strike fighter, proven in combat and destined to remain in service for many years to come. As an evolutionary redesign of the original F-18 Hornet, the Super Hornets airframe is 25% larger than its predecessor and incorporates a host of weapons and avionics improvements, which make this one of the most effective naval aircraft in the world today. The F-18 Super Hornet is one of the aircraft currently operated by the famous US Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program, better known as Top Gun. Following combat experiences during the Vietnam War, the US Navy established this program to better equip their pilots for future deployment against enemy air forces, using specially prepared aircraft to simulate the tactics and appearance of potential adversaries. It was hoped that these training experiences would better prepare them for success in the challenging environment of aerial combat.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E 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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Corgi Showcase Collection

The Corgi "Showcase Collection" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

Corgi "Showcase Collection" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Poseable stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Moving parts such as propellers, rotors and swing-wings where applicable.
  • Descriptive, collectible data card.

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