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Fujimi's 1/72 scale
F/A-18A Hornet

by Anthony Manzoli

 

F/A-18A Hornet

 


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Description

 

The F/A-18 Hornet is an important part of  RAAF infrastructure. Three fighter squadrons and one OCU are equipped with this capable fighter.

The order for 57 F/A-18A and 18 F/A-18B Hornets was placed in October 1981 after almost ten years of research and tenders. The first three Hornets were handed over to the RAAF on May 17th, 1985.

 

 

Most of the Hornets were either assembled or completely built locally by Government Aircraft Factory (later renamed into Aerospace Technologies of Australia).

In 1990 an upgrade program was launched to enable the F/A-18 Hornet to serve well into the 21st century.

This is the Fujimi kit, built with some minor changes and addition of Reheat cockpit details.

The kit was painted in the 75th Anniversary scheme of FS36320 and FS36375 with Midnight Blue upper fuselage.

The decals come from Aussie Decal (Sheet 72011F/A-18 Hornet 3 Sqd 75th Anni CO's aircraft).
 

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Anthony Manzoli
Page Created 19 April, 2005
Last Updated 19 April, 2005

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