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The F/A-18 Hornet Story

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By Tony Holmes

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.

THANK YOU! By purchasing this product directly from The Tank Museum, you are supporting us in our efforts to conserve and preserve our unique collections now and for generations to come.

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