The actual HM tooling Is the F/A18 XT, which is different from the Block III.
For example the stealthy weapon pod is not part of the Block III upgrades.
The XT is a private BOEING venture and their is no certainty for XT orders. It’s not clear CFTs are part of the mix, although it’s likely they will be. So I’m not sure exactly what HM is aiming for?
Some CFTs have been quite popular and look rather good in Diecast. HM’s F16 for example and the upcoming Calibre Wings F16 will include a CFT equipped F16. Also HM F15E also have CFTs and they look rather good to me.
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