F/A – 18E Super Hornet Hasegawa 1/72
The F/A-18E Super Hornet was developed from the F/A-18 Hornet. To extend the aircraft range, the interior fuel tank was enlarged which requiered an 86cm lenghteniing in the overall fuselage. The resulting increase in the aircraft lenght and weight requiered a more powerful engine. Also the wings were lengthened and surface area enlarge in order to increase lift.
It was my first attempt to do an "in flight" aircraft for which I've used a great tutorial by Australian modeller Gary Wickham that you can check here and then go to references. (and I definitely recommend to check the rest of his work which is one of the best I've seen online)
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