11673 1/72 F-18 Centennial USN Aviation w/2 options
The F/A-18 was developed for the United States Navy and Marine Corps as an aircraft carrier based attack bomber. First flown in the mid 1980’s the F-18 has proven to be so effective that later versions are still in front line use as fighters, attack bombers and airborne electronic warfare systems.
The new Minicraft F-18 represents 2 special F-18’s decorated to commemorate the centennial of the US Navy representing two “classic” US Naval aviation color schemes based on two classic schemes one from WWII, the US Navy “Tri-color” scheme, the other a glossy sea blue color scheme from the 1950’s
Marking options included in this kit are:
F-18A 162866, VFA-204, NAS New Orleans, LA — early 1950s USNR scheme
F-18C 163733, VFA-122, El Centro NAF, CA — mid-WWII scheme