$199.99 CAD each
The McDonnell Douglas Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet is a twin-engine multi-role carrier-based
aircraft. The “E” variant is single-seater while the “F” variant is a tandem-seat configuration. The
“E” is a much larger, more advanced and more capable variant of the F/A-18C. The Super variant
can carry a larger array of weapons as well as more of them and is capable of returning to the
carrier while still carrying unspent munitions, a big savings in dollars. The first F/A-18E flight was
in 1995 and began delivery to the USN in 1999.
In 2018 the USN decided to supply the “Blue Angels” with early production Super Hornets. In
2012 F/A-18E 15666 c/n 1517/E020 was assigned to VFA-106 “Gladiators” as AD-114 and
painted in the squadrons 1967 Vietnam War A-4 Skyhawk colors. In 2018 the aircraft was
transferred to VFA-146 “Blue Diamonds” as NH-302. In 2020 165666 became part of the USN
“Blue Angels” Demo Team. In January 2021 the aircraft wore the number 3 but in February the
number was changed to 1. 2021 will mark the 75th Anniversary of the “Blue Angels”.
All Prices are in Canadian Dollars.