Hot Toys Aviator F/A-18 Hornet Pilot

Another photo review of a 1/6 scale fighter pilot figure. Here is the Hot Toys F/A-18 Hornet Pilot from their US Aircrew / Aviator series figures.

This is a re-issue/upgraded version since Hot Toys made an F-18 pilot before featuring a Will Smith headsculpt.

Headsculpt is a Val Kilmer look-alike. Body is a TrueType-38 with bendy hands/cloth aviator gloves and boot-feet (molded plastic).

The CWU-27/P Nomex flight suit with Captain rank insignia on shoulders, brown/tan undershirt. Helmet bag, watch and aviator sunglasses. This figure features the cloth Garrison Cap and 4 unit patches/1 american flag patch (velcro attachment).

CSU-15/P Anti-G suit (gravity pants)/Leg garters and the CSU-17/P Anti-G vest.

MA-2 Torso harness and Survival vest with the LPU-23/P life-preserver.

Notice the connection of the hose from the Anti-G vest to the Survival vest. Shown above are the accessories (same also with the F-4 Phantom pilot figure) located on the Survival vest pouches (exclude the watch and sunglasses).

The HGU-68/P Tactical Aircrew (TACAIR) helmet with the MBU-20/P oxygen mask, note the print/markings at the back of the helmet. Also includes a cloth gray skull-cap.

Overall rating is 4.5 out of 5. Same with the F-4 Phantom pilot figure fragile small parts but everything else is great! Wish they made the carabiners/hook clamps in metal instead of plastic. Amazing details and accurate reproduction of a fighter pilot.

Hot Toys also made at least 4 pilot figures using the old TrueType body (F22 Raptor, F14 Tomcat, F18 Hornet, F16 Falcon) and reintroduced the F18 (this one) and F14 Pilots using the newer TrueType-38 body, new headsculpts, and upgraded hands and aviator boots. The F4 phantom Pilot is a new released. I’m not sure about the old released Blue Angels Pilot if it was a Hot Toys product.


9 thoughts on “Hot Toys Aviator F/A-18 Hornet Pilot

    1. These Hot Toys pilots are sold out already but you can try your luck at ebay or online toy stores. Mostly i got my figures thru ebay.

    1. Yep the rank insignia on his shoulders and cap is a Captain. It’s a 2-bars if you view the photos zoomed in. Or did I missed anything on his uniform saying his a Lieutenant?

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