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Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet

By Htam
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet @ Virginia Beach, VA May 2012 A F/A-18F Super Hornet of the VFA-213 “”Blacklions”, based at NAS Oceana, returns from a practice sortie during an ISAP photo shoot.  Fighter Squadron VF-213 began their transition from the classic F-14 Tomcat to the F/A-18F Super Hornet in 2006 and was re-designated Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-213.  Designed and initially produced by McDonnell Douglas, the Super Hornet first flew in 1995.  Compared to the C/D version of the Hornet, this aircraft’s wing is 25% bigger, carries 33% more fuel, has 41% better mission range, 35% more thrust, and 50% more endurance.  600 Super Hornets have been delivered to the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force.  Nikon D7000 w/18-200mm.

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