1:48 Scale Metal Diecast – Boeing - McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 (F-18) Hornet – Length: 14" Wingspan: 9.5”
The model comes attached to a removable display stand. Two pairs of missiles and two pairs of bombs are attached to the wings. An optional external fuel tank is included for the fuselage but this tank is not compatible with the display stand.
The landing gear is fixed in the extended position.
At 1:48 scale this model is unusually large and quite heavy. The upper part of the fuselage and wings are made of metal and the bottom part of the fuselage and tail are made of plastic
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.
The package measures 16" x 13" x 6"
The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather, carrier-capable, multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation). Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations, and since 1986, by the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.