The F/A-18 Hornet is a modern supersonic, carrier-capable fighter and attack aircraft, designed for both air and ground attacks. It was developed in 1970 based upon the experimental YF-17 designed by the McDonnell Douglas Company for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The F/A-18 has been the aerial show aircraft for the Blue Angels since 1986. Its main missions include fighter escort, fleet air defense, suppression of enemy air defenses, interdiction, close air support and reconnaissance. Its versatility and dependability have proven it to be a useful carrier specialist but has been remarked for its low range and lack of payload compared to other strike fighter aircraft.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!
WINGSPAN: 11.5 INCHES
LENGTH: 15 .5 INCHES