Hobby Master CF-18 Hornet ,Canadian Forces, 100th Anniversary of Powered Flight in Canada 2009 1/72 diecast metal and plastic parts. Fully assembled. HA3512
The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic twin engine all-weather night fighter and attack aircraft. The F/A-18s first flew in November 1978 and the first production flight on April 12, 1980. The first 380 aircraft were F/A-18As and in September 1987 production switched to the F/A-18C. Variants A and C are single-seat aircraft while B and D are tandem-seats. The Hornet can operate from either aircraft carriers or land bases with the capability of in flight refueling. A total of 1,480 A-D variants were built.
In 2009 to mark the "100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada" CF-18 188719 was given a special paint scheme that covered the entire aircraft. The graphics depicted features found on many former Canadian Forces aircraft as well as the airplane that made the very first powered flight in Canada. The vertical stabilizers have a depiction of the Northern Lights and 100 names of people that made significant contributions to Canadian aviation are printed on various locations on the aircraft. This scheme became known as the "Centennial Hornet".