In the MENG‎‏ LS-012 Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet model kit, we have prepared 4 different paint schemes for aircraft from different units. The paint scheme A is for the aircraft piloted by CAPT James McCall, the commanding officer of Carrier Air Wing 8 (CAW-8)

As per the practice of the U.S. Navy, the air wing commander’s aircraft often has a high visibility livery of his squadron. This aircraft is no exception and it has the high visibility livery of VFA-31 “Felix the Cat”.
The paint scheme B is a low visibility livery from the same squadron. It is for the aircraft piloted by LCDR Carlisle Lustenberger. “Felix the Cat” is the fighter squadron which has the second longest history in the U.S. Navy. The squadron has flown almost all the fighters of the U.S. Navy.
The paint scheme C belongs to an aircraft with low visibility livery and piloted by LCDR R. J. Prescott from VFA-87 “Golden Warriors” of the CAW-8. This squadron was established in the 1960s as an attack aircraft squadron. In the 1980s, the squadron transitioned to the F/A-18A and became a strike fighter squadron.
The paint scheme D belongs to an aircraft from the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program which is more popularly known as TOPGUN. The school was established in 1969 for the air combat training of the U.S. Navy pilots. Only outstanding pilots can be selected to be trained in the school and the instructors are experts in air combats.
That’s all for the paint schemes included in the LS-012 Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet kit. We will show the exterior, details and other highlights of this kit in our future updates.