McDonnell-Douglas TF-18A Hornet

  • Model:  McDonnell-Douglas TF-18A Hornet
  • Modeller’s Name: Isaac Kong
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Debut: 2021/01
  • Brand: Hasegawa #811
  • Build Time: 3 Weeks
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Model Description

Comments

Trainer (2 seater) version. Engine and wing root not a good fit,
Other brands have better joints.
Kit comes with US, Canadian and Australian decals.

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Designation Clarification:

Originally, plans were to acquire a total of 780 aircraft of three variants: the single-seat F-18A fighter and A-18A attack aircraft, differing only in avionics, and the dual-seat TF-18A, which retained full mission capability of the F-18 with a reduced fuel load. Following improvements in avionics and multifunction displays, and a redesign of external stores stations, the A-18A and F-18A were able to be combined into one aircraft. Starting in 1980, the aircraft began to be referred to as the F/A-18A, and the designation was officially announced on 1 April 1984. The TF-18A was redesignated F/A-18B.

Modeller Info

Isaac Kong