1:72 Scale diecast model.
Size: Wingspan: 7.5", Length: 10"
Comes with plastic stand.
Loose Parts: (not suitable for young children)
Minor assemby required.
USN VFA-105 Gunslingers, AC403, USS Nimitz.
The carrier-based fighter/attack aircraft, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, entered U.S. Navy service in 1999. It's a very different aircraft to its predecessor the F/A-18 Hornet, being larger and more advanced. All the Navy's F-14 Tomcat squadrons have now converted to the Super Hornet, with operational versions being the F/A-18E single-seater or F/A-18F two-seater. One squadron that flies the former is VFA-105 "Gunslingers", which is based at NAS Oceana in Virginia. In fact it was the first East Coast squadron to transition to the Super Hornet, this taking place in July 2006. The "Gunslingers" also has the distinction of being the first operational Navy strike fighter squadron to be commanded by a female, when Commander Sara Joyner took command in March 2007.