Manufactured by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, the F-18E Super Hornet is a distinct, evolutionary upgrade to the F-18 designed to serve a complementary role with Hornets in the U.S. Navy. The Super Hornet is equipped with all the capability, flexibility and performance necessary to modernize the air or naval aviation forces of any country. The Super Hornets suite of integrated and networked systems provides enhanced interoperability and support for ground forces as well as the overall force commander.
On July 24, 2002, the first operational cruise of Super Hornet, F 18E, was with VFA-115 onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Super Hornet saw initial combat action on Nov. 6, 2002, when they participated in a strike on hostile targets in the "no-fly" zone in Iraq.
Built by the industry team of Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GE Aircraft Engines, Raytheon and more than 1,800 suppliers nationwide, the Super Hornet provides the warfighter with todays newest advances in multi-mission capability and growth for decades to come in mission roles and technology.
- 1/38 Scale Model
- 14 Inch Wingspan
- 20 Inch Length
- Material Mahogany Wood