F/A-18 Hornet

The F/A-18 was developed as a replacement for the F-4 Phantom, the A-6 Intruder and the A-7 Corsair. Note that the first two of those aircraft were two-seaters and the single seat F/A-18 used a "glass cockpit" concept to enable a single pilot to fulfil the same mission roles.

INTERESTING FACTOID:
The F/A-18E Super Hornet has about 50% more endurance than the F/A-18



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Links

F/A-18 at the Federation of American Scientists
F/A-18 Hornet at Boeing
F/A-18E/F Superhornet at Boeing
Finnish F/A-18 after a nasty mid-air scrape.

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