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Boeing EA-18G Growler Aircraft "VAQ-142 Gray Wolves USS Gerald R. Ford" (2023) United States Navy "Air Power Series" 1/72 Diecast Model by Hobby Master


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  • Brand new 1/72 scale diecast model of Boeing EA-18G Growler Aircraft "VAQ-142 Gray Wolves, USS Gerald R. Ford" (2023) United States Navy "Air Power Series" die cast model by Hobby Master.
  • Brand new box.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Includes pilot figure.
  • Has opening canopy.
  • Includes display stand.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Detachable ordnance loads.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Dimensions approximately Length- 10, Wingspan- 7.5 inches.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.

The EA-18G Growler, a cornerstone of the U.S. Navy's electronic warfare capabilities, is flown by VAQ-124 "Shadowhawks." In 2023, the squadron operated aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), the Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier. The EA-18G, a variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet, is equipped with the latest electronic warfare systems, including the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) pods. These advanced jamming systems significantly enhance the Growler's ability to disrupt enemy radar and communications, ensuring air superiority in modern combat environments.
During the 2023 deployment, VAQ-124's Growlers with NGJ pods played a crucial role in various operations, providing electronic attack support across multiple theaters. Their presence aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford demonstrated the carrier's advanced capabilities and readiness to engage in high-stakes missions. The NGJ pods, integrated into the Growlers, allowed for more effective suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD) and electronic warfare operations, making the Shadowhawks a formidable force in maintaining control of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The EA-18G Growler has been involved in numerous conflicts, including recent operations in the Middle East and the Indo-Pacific region. In 2023, the enhanced capabilities provided by the NGJ pods were instrumental in countering sophisticated enemy air defenses and electronic threats. The Growler’s ability to conduct electronic surveillance, jamming, and SEAD missions ensured the success of broader naval and joint force objectives, highlighting its vital role in contemporary warfare.
This 1:72 scale model equipped with two NGJ pods, is a must-have for enthusiasts and collectors. The replica meticulously captures the advanced technology and striking design of this cutting-edge electronic warfare aircraft, making it a perfect addition to any collection that celebrates modern military aviation excellence.

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