The F/A18 Hornet Story

The F/A18 Hornet Story

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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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • The History Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 0752484982
  • 9780752484983

About Tony Holmes

Tony Holmes is an aviation expert and experienced author on the subject. Awarded The Hook magazine's Contributor of the Year Award in 2005, his previously published aviation works include Jane's Recognition Guide - US Military Aircraft Recognition Guide, Osprey Duels Spitfire vs Bf 109, Hurricane vs Bf 110 and Spitfire: Flying Legend - 60th Anniversary 1936-1996 and The F-14 Tomcat Story.show more