EA-18G VX-31 + F/A-18E Super Hornet VFA-14
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and is no longer available.List price: $15.90You pay: $10.99(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Dragon ModelsStock Number: DML 4615Scale: 1/144View all products of type "F-18 Hornet"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Contains 2 full kits.
- ALQ-99 high-band jammer pod
- Finely detailed two types of missiles included
- Fuel tank included
- Slide-molded lower fuselage section w/crisp detail
- New ALQ-218 (V)2 wingtip pods
- Transparent two-seater canopy
- Landing gear crisply detailed
- Engine exhaust nozzle has internal detail
- Wings can be modeled in either flying or storage modes
- Cockpit for twin seater
- Rear cockpit instrument panel
- F/A-18F engine air intake in defined detail
- Cartograf decals with various marking options
The elderly Prowler is being chased off by the Growler! For many years the U.S. Navy has been operating the EA-6B Prowler, but it is now beginning to be replaced by the EA-18G Growler, an electronic warfare version of the famous F/A-18 Super Hornet. The very first EA-18G rolled out in public in 2006, with an initial operational capability to be gained in 2009. A total of 57 have been ordered by the U.S. Navy, with the Growler able to perform both escort jamming and standoff jamming. Specialist equipment includes AN/ALQ-218 wideband receivers and ALQ-99 high- and low-band tactical jamming pods to form a full-spectrum electronic warfare suite.
Dragon has produced a fine new 1/144 scale kit of the EA-18G Growler, with exquisite detail integrated into the design. The form and lines of the kit accurately mimic those of the real aircraft, plus it has been expertly designed for convenient assembly. The new kit also includes a full set of markings made by Cartograf.
This electronic warfare Growler will not fly alone either. An F/A-18E Super Hornet is included in the box to act as an escort for this important aerial asset. The markings represent VFA-14 "Tophatters", a U.S. Navy fighter attack squadron based at Naval Air Station Lemoore. VFA-14 has the distinction of being the navy's oldest active squadron, and aircraft are distinguished by a top hat insignia on the tail as well as the tail code 'NH'. With both an EA-18G and F/A-18 present in the box, this set is a fantastic opportunity for aircraft modelers to gain air superiority!