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F/A-18C Hornet
Closed Exhaust Nozzles


1/32 scale for Academy



S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description Aires Hobby Models 2037 - F/A-18C Hornet Opened Exhaust Nozzles
Price: £12.40 available online from Hannants
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: See text below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent detail and casting; well packaged; simple drop-fit replacement, scale length afterburners
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Mick Evans

Aires 1/32 scale F/A-18C Closed Burner Nozzles will be available online from Squadron.com




Beautifully moulded in a dark grey resin, Aires has captured all of the intricate detail of the F/A-18C Hornetís exhaust nozzles.

Detail from the turbine through to the flaps of the exhaust nozzle aperture has been faithfully reproduced. Two closed nozzles are supplied to replace the 1/32 scale Academy kit parts.

The cooling liner area within the afterburner has the fine detail showing the different liner sections, and the length of the afterburner looks to be to scale. The inner hot flap area is supplied as a separate insert to be fitted inside the cold flap aperture. The cold flaps are the later style with the small cut out on the outside edge. Two nicely etched metal flame holders are included to be inserted just after the turbine and will add to the exceptional detail already provided.

Assembly should be straightforward, with only basic modelling skills being required to install this detail set as there is no modification of the kit parts required for these exhausts to drop in.

I thought that the detail on the kit nozzles was good until I compared the two

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Aires for the review sample

Text and Images Copyright © 2006 by Mick Evans
Page Created 02 February, 2006
Last updated 01 February, 2006

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