Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA5113 F/A-18F Super Hornet 168493, VFA-103, USS Lincoln , 2018 "75th Anniversary Commemorative Scheme" The McDonnell Douglas Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet is a twin-engine multi-role carrier-based aircraft. The "E" variant is single-seater while the "F" variant is a tandem-seat configuration. The "E" is a much larger, more advanced and more capable variant of the F/A-18C. The Super variant can carry a larger array of weapons as well as more of them and is capable of returning to the carrier while still carrying unspent munitions, a big savings in dollars. The first F/A-18E flight was in 1995 and began delivery to the USN in 1999. In December 2004 VF-103 "Jolly Rogers" returned from a deployment and retired their F-14Bs for the newer F/A-18F Super Hornet. In 2005, along with the new aircraft came a new designation for the "Jolly Rogers", VFA-103. On May 22, 2018 VFA-103 was assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln CVW-7. The CAG aircraft, F/A-18F Super Hornet (BuNo 168493) received special markings to celebrate the squadron's 75th Anniversary (1943 - 2018). The inner part of the left fin lists the squadrons that have been "Jolly Rogers" over the years. True 1/72 scale. Professionally painted. Great attention to detail. All markings are Tampoed (pad applied). Option to display the model on a stand that is provided. Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions. Optional armament provided. Canopy can be displayed open or closed. Pilot figure included. Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic. Highly collectable.