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Herpa 1:72 Wings 580588
McDonnell Douglas EF-18A Hornet Diecast Model
Spanish Air Force ALA 15, 15-01, Zaragoza AB, Spain, NATO Tiger Meet 2016

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
McDonnell Douglas EF-18A Hornet   9.25"   6.25"

The NATO Association of Tiger Squadrons was esablished in 1961 to promote solidarity between NATO air forces. Each year, it holds a "Tiger Meet" to give member nations an opportunity to train together in simulated battle over the skies of Europe. As well as being opportunities for NATO air forces to share ideas and experiences, the meets are also public relations exercises and participating squadrons often decorate their aircraft with elaborate tiger-striped paint schemes.

In 2016, the Spanish Air Force hosted the annual NATO Tiger Meet on its air base in Zaragoza. This Hornet of the 15th Wing was appropriately decorated for the occasion. Still today, over three years later, the color scheme remains a real eye-catcher at NATO maneuvers and air shows.

Please note: An optional display stand is available separately if you wish to display this model "in-flight".

McDonnell Douglas EF-18A 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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Herpa 1:72 Wings

The Herpa "1:72 Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale.

Herpa "1:72 Wings" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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