F/A-18 Hornet & Super Hornet Units in Operation Iraqi Freedom

F/A-18 Hornet & Super Hornet Units in Operation Iraqi Freedom

Paperback Combat Aircraft

By (author) Tony Holmes

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 250mm x 10mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 25 July 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841768014
  • ISBN 13: 9781841768014
  • Illustrations note: 90 illustrations, (30 colour )
  • Sales rank: 444,659

Product description

The F/A-18 Hornet in its various guises was the 'universal soldier' of OIF, with around 250 seeing combat. Flown by various squadrons and groups, the Hornet attacked a range of targets including tanks of the various Iraqi Republican Guard units and government buildings housing elements of the Bath party regime. Apart from its ability to drop precision munitions such as laser-guided bombs, the Hornet was also capable of launching anti-radar missiles and acting as an aerial tanker and reconnaissance platform for other strike types. This book explores the Hornet's versatility which has enhanced its reputation as one of the world's leading strike-fighter aircraft.

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Author information

Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey's aerospace editor since 1989, having previously served as an author/photographer for this publishing house in Australasia. He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series in 1994. An airbrush artist with years of experience, Chris Davey has become Osprey's principal illustrator of RAF aircraft, having produced the profiles for over a dozen books since 1994. His most recent work includes Aircraft of the Aces 38: 'Tomahawk and Kittyhawk Aces of the RAF and Commonwealth' and Combat Aircraft 31: 'Lancaster Squadrons 1942-43.' He is particularly adept at 'big' aircraft like the Halifax and Sunderland.

Table of contents

Prelude to War; Shock and Awe; War at Sea; Super Hornet