1/72 Hobby Master Kuwait Air Force F/A 18C Hornet,25th Fighter Squadron
Another unplanned purchase scaled model in my Hornet Fleet Collection. After the first Gulf War the Kuwaiti Air Force acquired the modern McDonnell Douglas single-seat F-18C and two-seat D variants. Delivery of the F-18s to Kuwait began in the first half of 1992 with 31 F-18/Cs and 8 F-18/Ds being added to the inventory by 2005. F-18/C # 428 MSN 1179 operates with the KAF 25 Fighter and Attack Squadron located at Ahmed al Jaber AB along with the 9 FAS. Even numbered serials belong to 25 Squadron and odd numbered serials belong to the 9 Squadron.
The Kuwait AF F/A 18C has been deployed in Operation Southern Watch over in Iraqi Air Space as a part of surveillance in the mission of monitoring and controlling airspace south of the 32nd Parallel (extended to the 33rd Parallel in 1996) in Iraq, following the 1991 Gulf War until the 2003 invasion of Iraq.