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VFA-136 Knighthawks (2006) F/A-18E Super Hornet Model

$279.00

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VFA-136 Knighthawks F/A-18E Model

Fly again with the VFA-136 Knighthawks in this handcrafted F/A-18E model. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love. Length – 18 inches

 

Strike Fighter Squadron 136 (VFA-136) also known as the “Knighthawks” is a United States Navy strike fighter squadron based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California. The “Knighthawks” are an operational fleet squadron flying the F/A-18E Super Hornet. They are homeported at NAS Lemoore and, as of 1 October 2020, are attached to Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW 7). Their radio callsign is Gunstar.

Squadron insignia and nickname
The squadron’s “Knighthawk” insignia and nickname were approved by Chief of Naval Operations on 23 May 1985 and have remained unchanged.

History
1980s
Strike Fighter Squadron One Three Six was established on 1 July 1985 at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California under the instruction of VFA-125. The squadron received their first F/A-18A Hornet on 7 January 1986, and a month later they moved to their new homeport of Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Florida.

VFA-136 first deployed in September 1987 with Carrier Air Wing Thirteen on board USS Coral Sea. One year later, they joined Carrier Air Wing Seven on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.