- USMC F/A-18A Red Devils (Australian markings), 1:72 scale
USMC F/A-18A Red Devils (Australian markings), 1:72 scale
This model kit includes RAAF decals for aircraft A21-54 No. 3 Squadron, and for No. 77 Squadron (Operation Okra) 2017.
F/A‐18A/B Hornets are multi‐role fighter aircraft. Seventy-five F/A-18s were acquired by the RAAF from 1985 to replace the ageing Mirage III fighter which had been in service since 1963. The first two aircraft were produced in the US, with the remainder assembled in Australia.
In 2003, RAAF Hornets flew Airborne Tanker protection patrols over Iraq, as well as Close Air Support (CAS) sorties to assist ground forces. In 2015, six Hornets were deployed to the Middle East as part of Operation Okra, flying combat missions against ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria.
1:72 scale plastic model kit. Assembly required - glue and paint not included. Suitable for modellers aged 14 and up.