NEW FROM HOBBYBOSS F/A-18E Super Hornet 85812 1/48

The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a larger and more advanced variant of the F/A-18C/D Hornet. An early version was marketed by McDonnell Douglas as Hornet 2000 in the 1980s. The Hornet 2000 concept was an advanced version of the F/A-18 with a larger wing, longer fuselage to carry more fuel and more powerful engines.

 The F/A-18E/F fuselage was stretched by 860 mm to make room for fuel and future avionics upgrades and increased the wing area by 25%. However, the Super Hornet has 42% fewer structural parts than the original Hornet design. The General Electric F414 engine, developed from the Hornet’s F404, has 35% more power. The Super Hornet can return to an aircraft carrier with a larger load of unspent fuel and munitions than the original Hornet. The term for this ability is known as “bringback”. Bringback for the Super Hornet is in excess of 9,000 pounds (4,100 kg).

     The Super Hornet first flew in 1995. Full-rate production began in September 1997. The Super Hornet entered service with the United States Navy in 1999, replacing the F-14 Tomcat since 2006.

Item No    85812
Item Name    F/A-18E Super Hornet
Bar Code    6939319258120
Scale    1:48
Item Type    Plastic Model Aircraft Kit
Model Dimension    Length: 380.4mm   Wingspan: 272.5mm 
Total Plastic Parts    520+
Total Sprues    12 sprues and fuselage
Chromeplate Parts    n/a
Resin Parts    n/a
Metal Parts    n/a
Photo Etched Parts    1 piece
Film Accessory    n/a
Released Date    2021-03
More Features    The kit consists of  over 520 parts
– fuselage&wing with finely engraved panel lines
– Canopy made from clear parts
– Finely detailed cockpit,gear cabin,
– crew seats with photo-etched seat belts and harnesses.