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Airfix A55313 Large Starter Set - McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet Plastic Kit

Product Code: A55313

Manufacturer Number: A55313
Category: Plastic Kits, Aircraft
Brand: Airfix
Range: Airfix 2020
Era: 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, 2010's
Country: America
Livery: Military
Military Service: US Airforce
Construction: Plastic Kit
Plastic Kit Starter Set: Starter Set
Scale: 1:72
Type Of Aircraft: F18 Hornet
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As the US Air Force upgraded their fighter capability with the introduction of the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon, the US Navy and Marine Corps were looking for a new aircraft to fulfil the dual roles of fleet defender and strike platform. The resultant aircraft was another American jet classic, the McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet, a distinctive looking twin engined fighter which provided naval units with a significant capability upgrade. Required to operate in the demanding environment of aircraft carriers at sea, the Hornet is an extremely tough aeroplane and has proved to be effective in the roles for which it was originally intended and flexible enough to take on additional duties. Also proving itself effective and reliable in combat, the Hornet is perhaps best known as the aircraft operated by the US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the #Blue Angels#, with the team flying the F-18 since November 1986. The team are regarded as one of the premier aerobatic display teams in the world and their thrilling displays of precision flying are the highlight of any Airshow in which they perform.

Airfix Starter Sets are ideal for beginners. Each Small Starter Set includes glue, brush and four acrylic paints - all that is needed to complete a fabulous first kit!
Dimensions L237 x W172
Scale 1:72
Skill 2
Number of Parts 94
Dimensions L237 x W172mm
Age Suitability 8+