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The F/A18 Hornet Story

By (author) Tony Holmes
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Published: 17th Oct 2011
Dimensions: w 190mm h 130mm d 14mm
Weight: 265g
ISBN-10: 0752462695
ISBN-13: 9780752462691
Barcode No: 9780752462691
Synopsis
The F/A-18 evolved from Northrop's YF-17 in the late 1970s. Production aircraft reached the Navy in May 1980 and the Marine Corps two years later. More than 800 examples would eventually be built for US service, with a further 500 aircraft sold to seven export customers. Earning its battle spurs in April 1986 flying strike missions against Libya, the Hornet would subsequently participate in Operation Desert Storm and the various `policing' operations in Iraq and the Balkans that followed. The `legacy' Hornet is still very much in frontline use with the US Navy and Marine Corps today. Tony Holmes, author of the F-14 Tomcat Story, has once again collected the most spectacular images to complement the history of this star of carrier-based naval aviation.

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