Hornet Model F/A-18A 1/72 scale

Hornet Model F/A-18A 1/72 scale - no RAAF decals

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F/A 18A 1/72 scale Model of the RAAF Aircraft
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Model F/A-18A 1/72 scale - no RAAF decals

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) operated McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft between 1984 and 2021. The Australian Government purchased 75 A and B variants of the F/A-18 (57 single-seat “A” variant and 18 two-seater F-18 “B” )  in 1981 to replace the RAAF's Dassault Mirage III fighters.

The Hornets entered service with the RAAF between 1984 and 1990. Four Hornets were destroyed in flying accidents during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

RAAF Hornets were first sent on a combat deployment as part of the Australian contribution to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. During the invasion, 14 Hornets flew patrols over Iraq, as well as close air support sorties to assist coalition ground forces. RAAF F/A-18s also provided security for the American air base at Diego Garcia between late 2001 and early 2002, and have protected a number of high-profile events in Australia. Between 2015 and 2017 a detachment of Hornets was deployed to the Middle East and struck ISIL targets as part of Operation Okra.

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