The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin engine, multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft that can operate from either aircraft carriers or land bases. It was designed to attack both ground and aerial targets. Developed in the 1970s for service with the United States Navy (USN) and the US Marine Corps (USMC), it is also used by the air forces of several other nations. The Hornet fills a vast spectrum of roles, including fleet air defense, interdiction, air superiority, suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD), close and deep air support, reconnaissance, forward air control, fighter escort, and day and night strike missions. In addition, it has been the aerial demonstration aircraft of the USN's Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, since 1986.
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!