Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
F/A-18F Super Hornet
166674, VFA-213, USS George H W Bush
"Operation Inherent Resolve 2017"
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.
On June 22, 1955 VF-213 �Black Lions� was formed and on April 2, 2006 was re-designated
VFA-213 when the unit transitioned to the Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet. VFA-213 is based at
NAS Oceana, Virginia and assigned to Carrier Air Wing Eight with call-sign �Lion�. In January
2017 VFA-213 departed on board the USS George H.W. Bush in support �Operation Inherent
Resolve� and from February 10 until March 9, 2017 carried out operations from the
Mediterranean Sea. The carrier now sailed to the Persian Gulf and operated there from March
23, until May 22, 2017.
True 1/72 scale.
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.
With center weapons pod
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.