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F/A-18A Hornet

BuNo. 162435

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
1. F/A-18A Hornet Marker
Inscription. The F/A-18 Hornet has become the workhorse of the US Navy and Marine Corps aviation. This carrier-based all weather strike/fighter has served a multitude of roles since entering service in 1983. The Hornet's first combat missions were strikes against Libya in 1986, and Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Technological upgrades (and introduction of the two-seat Super Hornet) have allowed the Hornet to replace many legendary aircraft; such as the F-4 Phantom II, A-7 Corsair II, A-6 Intruder, F-14 Tomcat, and S-3 Viking. One basic aircraft type performing multi-missions allows the Navy to streamline maintenance and training. The Blue Angels have flown Hornets since 1986.

Manufacturer : McDonnell- Douglas (later Boing)
Type: carrier-based strike fighter
Crew : pilot
Powerplant: two 16,000 lb (7,257.5 kg) static thrust General Electric F404-GE- 400 turbofans
Wingspan: 37ft 6 in (11.43 m)
Length: 56 ft (17.06 m)
Height: 15 ft 4 in (4.66 m)
Weight: 23,000 lbs (10,433 kg) empty; 52,000 lbs (23,587 kg) maximum
Armament: one 20mm Vulcan multi-barrel cannon, two Sidewinder (short range), air-to-air missles, (wingtips); up to 15,000 lbs (6,818 kg) external ordnance
Maximum speed: 1,127 mph (1,814 km/h)
Combat radius: 460 miles (740 kilometers) fighter; 660 miles (1,062
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By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
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Service ceiling: 50,000 ft (15,240 m)

This aircraft on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida
 
Erected by Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 32° 47.443′ N, 79° 54.513′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Patriots Point Road. Click for map. Aboard the USS Yorktown. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. E-1B Tracer (within shouting distance of this marker); The A-7E Corsair II (within shouting distance of this marker); SH-3G Sea King (within shouting distance of this marker); F-8K Crusader (within shouting distance of this marker); Clamagore (SS-343) (within shouting distance of this marker); A-6E Intruder (within shouting distance of this marker); Carrier-Based A-6 Intruder (within shouting distance of this marker); S-3B Viking (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .
1. F/A-18 Hornet , From Wikipedia. It has been the aerial demonstration aircraft for the U.S. Navy's
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By Mike Stroud, September 19, 2013
3. F/A-18A Hornet Marker
Blue Angels since 1986 (Submitted on May 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Patriots Point, F/A-18 Hornet. our nation's first strike-fighter. (Submitted on May 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & Space
 
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