E/A-18G VAQ-141 'Shadowhawks' 1/72 Academy

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The EA-18G Growler is an electronic attack version of the F/A-18F with a similar performance. This attribute enables the Growler to perform escort jamming as well as the traditional standoff jamming missions. Growlers are able to accompany F/A-18s during all phases of an attack mission. The Growler has a lot in common with the standard Super Hornet, sharing airframe, Raytheon AN/APG-79 AESA radar and weapon systems such as the AN/AYK-22 Stores Management System. Most of the dedicated airborne electronic attack equipment is mounted in the space that used to house the internal 20mm cannon and on the wingtips. Nine weapons stations remain free to provide for additional weapons or jamming pods. The added electronics include AN/ALQ-218 wide band receivers on the wingtips, and ALQ-99 high and low-band tactical jamming pods. The ALQ-218 combined with the ALQ-99 form a full spectrum electronic warfare suite that is able to provide detection and jamming against all known surface-to-air threats. The EA-18G can be fitted with up to five ALQ-99 jamming pods and will typically add two AIM-120 self-defense missiles and two AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation (HARM) missiles.

Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s suggested colors.


Product Details:

Scale: 1/72
Skill Level: 2
Length: 4.75”
Height: 1.8”
Parts: 135+
- Painting and assembly required
- 11 sprues
- Molded in grey plastic
- One decal sheet
- Clear parts
- Detailed cockpit interior
- Includes external stores

- Includes decals and paint guides for the following versions:

  1. E/A-18G VAQ-141 ‘Shadowhawks’, BuNo. 166928, USS George HW Bush, CVN-77, 2010
  2. E/A-18G VAQ-141 ‘Shadowhawks’, BuNo. 166928, USS George Washington, 2013
  3. E/A-18G A46-306, BuNo. 169153, No. 6 Squadron, RAAF, 2015

- Illustrated instructions and paint guide

Paint Guide:

Flat Black
Gloss Black (for options A & B above only)
Gloss Red
Light Ghost Grey
Dark Ghost Grey
Dark Gull Grey
Burnt Iron
Clear Red