EDK11129 1/48 Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet 'Superbug'

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EDK11129 1/48 Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet 'Superbug'
Product Code: EDK11129
Brand: Eduard
WAS: £84.99
OUR PRICE:£76.50
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The F/A-18 Hornet was designed as a multi-role fighter for the US Navy, to replace the earlier A-4 Skyhawk, A-7 Corsair II and F-4 Phantom and to complement the then new F-14 Tomcat. What emerged was an agile fighter that was equally capable of attacking surface targets and air to air combat. This meant it could assume the role of the USN's main strike fighter but had the flexibility to back up the F-14's in the air to air role.
The F/A-18 entered service in 1983. In both the single seat A variant and the 2 seat B variant, it began replacing F-4's and A-7's in USN and US Marine squadrons. The Hornet has also been an export success, with at least 7 other air forces operating it. It has also been continually upgraded with the later C/D models and eventually the E/F Super Hornet models. The Hornet has seen action over Libya, in the First Gulf War, Bosnia, and the Second Gulf War. It proved capable of fending off enemy fighters, whilst still carrying its bomb load and then continuing to attack the assigned ground targets. The F/A-18E (and F) are now the US Navy's main fighter aircraft.
Eduard have repackaged the Hasegawa F/A-18E kit, adding their own canopy/wheel mask set, colour photo etch metal parts, resin wheels + ejector seat and a new decal set (Cartograf) with 5 different US Navy aircraft options.
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