1:72 Scale Plastic - F/A-18 Hornet VFA-137 "Kestrels" US NAVY – Length: 9" Wingspan: 6.5”
This model is a single seat. No pilot figure is included. The cockpit is glued shut. The landing gear is fixed in the extended position. A display stand is included.
This plastic model is fully assembled and painted. There is nothing needed to do, it is ready for display straight out of the box. The only minor assembly needed is the assembly of the plastic display stand.
The detail and scale of the model is comparable to other more expensive diecast metal models. The panel lines and cockpit are crisp. The paint scheme and markings are very accurately done. The markings are not decals that would crack or peel off. The marking seem to be printed onto the surfaces. Moreover the paint scheme is done in a "weathered" style where one can see different shades of darker color along particular panel lines and edges to represent oil stains and/or normal wear
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. 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 box measures 11 inches by 9 inches by 3 inches.