Boeing F-18 (CF-18) Canadian AF 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Airplane by Hobby Master

$ 79.99

1:72 Scale  Metal Diecast - McDonnell Douglass / Boeing F/A-18 (CF-18b Canadian Armed Forces "AETE")  – Length: 9.25"  Wingspan: 6.75”

This model is a twin seat and includes two pilot figures. The canopy is not movable (it does not open and close). Instead, it includes two sets of canopies, one in the closed position and another in the opened position (so don't try to swing open the closed canopy or you will break it). This model comes in a "clean" configuration with only an optional center line fuel tank and a pair of wing tip missiles that are already attached to the model. It does includes a detailed landing gear as well as the covers of the wheel wells to give the appearance of in-flight. There is a stand included.

 

This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.

This model represents a Canadian Armed Forces CF-18b with AETE (Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment) markings.

The box measures 10 inches by 10 inches by 3.5 inches.

The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (official military designation CF-188) is a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) (formerly Canadian Forces Air Command) fighter aircraft, based on the AmericanMcDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter. In 1980, the F/A-18 was selected as the winner of the New Fighter Aircraft Project competition, and a production order was awarded. The Canadian Forces began receiving the CF-18 in 1982. CF-18s have supported NORAD air sovereignty patrols and participated in combat during the Gulf War in 1991, the Kosovo War in the late 1990s, and as part of the Canadian contribution to the international Libyan no-fly zone in 2011. CF-18s are also part of the Canadian contribution to the Military intervention against ISILOperation Impact, which began in September 2014.