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US Navy EW Aircraft EA-18G Growler VAQ-132 Yellow Jackets

US Navy EW Aircraft EA-18G Growler VAQ-132 Yellow Jackets
  • Model: TPA-17
  • Manufactured by: PLATZ ITARERI/プラッツ イタレリ

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Plastic Model Kit


US Navy Electronic Warfare Aircraft EA-18G Growler "VAQ-132 Yellow Jackets"

About the Aircraft

The E/A-18G Growler is an electronic warfare aircraft which has been in operation since 2009 by the United States Navy. Developed based on the F/A-18F Super Hornet, the E/A-18G Growler is mounted with electronic warfare equipment such as AN/ALQ-99 tactical jamming system(TJS) pod, an AN/ALQ-218 (V) 2 RF wideband receiver system. With this equipment as weapons, the E/A-18G has an important mission called SEAD that interferes with and suppresses enemy radar networks and air defense systems.
The Electronic Attack Squadron 138 (VAQ-138) of the United States Navy, also known as the "Yellow Jackets", is regularly deployed at Misawa Air base in Japan, and also operates the EA-18G Growler. The tail wing is marked with the design of a yellow jacket, a type of wasps.

About the Kit

This is a plastic model assembly kit that reproduces the EA-18G Growler, a US Navy electronic warfare aircraft in operation since 2009.
★Scale in 1/48, the finish is about 38.1 cm.
★The plastic parts are made by ITALERI and set with a Japanese instructions sheet.
★The shape of airframe, panel line, and details are reproduced in fine detail.
★Various equipment mounted under the wings and fuselage is also modeled realistically in full of volume.
★Enclosed with a masking sheet convenient for canopy painting.
★The marking is for VAQ-138 "Yellow Jackets", an Electronic attack Squadron of the US Navy that has been deployed to Misawa Air base several times since 2014.
★The marking such as "Yellow Jackets" on the tail wing are reproduced with the decal made by Italian Cartograf.

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