The Flying Mule Homepage
Contact Us
Search
for
Flat $6.99 US Shipping*    Cart Empty $0.00
      US Shipping $0.00
      Total:  $0.00
Code: HM-HA3563    Add to wishlist
Price: $114.95
Status: JUL 2022 PRE-ORDER

Click "Add to Cart" to pre-order this item now or
Request to be notified when this item is in stock
Quantity in Cart: none
Quantity:

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3563
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet Diecast Model
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, N850NA, Edwards AFB, CA, 2005

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


PLEASE NOTE: This item is not currently in stock and has a planned arrival date of July 2022.
  1. Orders may not ship until complete. If you wish to receive in-stock items prior to pre-ordered items, you must place separate orders.
  2. Arrival dates are subject to change. Consider them to be estimates as manufacturers frequently revise them.
  3. Credit Cards are not billed until time of shipment. PayPal payment (not recommended) is required at time of order.

The Armstrong Flight Research Center (formerly Dryden Flight Research Center) is an aeronautical research center operated by NASA. Its primary campus is located inside Edwards Air Force Base in California and is considered NASA's premier site for aeronautical research.

Three F/A-18 Hornets were acquired from the USN by NASA between 1984 and 1991 of which 1 was a two-seater, NA852. One of the single-seats was F/A-18A Hornet 161703 c/n 48/A037 that was delivered to the USN and was flown by the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC-60) located at Point Mugu. When it transferred to NASA it was registered as N850NA. The single-seat F/A-18 acted as a chase plane along with the camera equipped N852NA but NA850 was only used for an extra pair of eyes.

McDonnell Douglas F/A-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.

© Copyright 2003-2022 The Flying Mule, Inc.

Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F/A-18 Hornet is a quality model with many fine features, skillfully designed and manufactured with modern techniques. The canopy can be removed for an unobstructed view of the cockpits pad-printed instrument panel and interior features. A separate canopy with a fixed actuator is included for display in the open position. The speed brake can be configured in the deployed position, and the landing gear and gear doors are constructed as subassemblies for quick and easy ground configuration. The series includes the single-seat F/A-18C and the two-seat F/A-18D. Each release is fitted with removable ordnance appropriate to its mission (see photos).

© Copyright 2003-2022 The Flying Mule, Inc.

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" 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.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

© Copyright 2003-2022 The Flying Mule, Inc.    

Recently viewed products:
 
Help  Contact Us  Coupons  Newsletter  Facebook  Product List  Privacy  Site Map 

All Text and Images Copyright The Flying Mule, Inc.