McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet

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F/A-18 Hornet
McDonnell Douglas FA-18C Hornet of VMFA-212 in flight over the South China Sea on 8 October 2003 (6638451).jpg
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C in October 2003, flying over the South China Sea.
Role Multirole fighter
Naitional oreegin Unitit States
Manufacturer McDonnell Douglas / Boeing
Northrop
First flicht 18 November 1978
Introduction November 1983 (USN)[citation needit]
7 Januar 1984 (USMC)
Status In service
Primar uisers Unitit States Navy
Unitit States Marine Corps
Ryal Australie Air Force
Spaingie Air Force
Nummer biggit F/A-18A/B/C/D: 1,480[1]
Unit cost
US$29million (F-18C/D) (2006)[2]
Developit frae Northrop YF-17
Variants McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet
High Alpha Research Vehicle
Developit intae Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
Boeing X-53 Active Aeroelastic Wing

The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-ingine supersonic, aw-wather carrier-capable multirole combat jet, designed as baith a fechter an attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation).

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  1. Jenkins 2000, pp. 186–87.
  2. "F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter." U.S. Navy. Retrieved: 12 December 2008.

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