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Boeing Hornet Squadrons

The Legacy Series

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Pictorial history celebrating the early deriviatives of the powerful Hornets as they start to fall out of service. The Boeing Hornet is a twin engined multi-role supersonic jet fighter of the 3rd generation. Derived from the McDonnell Douglas YF-17 light-weight fighter concept, its twin-engine reliability, option to carry greater payloads and rugged ability to operate from bare base conditions as well as aircraft carriers made it an ideal choice for both U.S. Navy and Marine Corps looking to replace their 2nd generation fighter and attack types. Although the design has been around for over 40 years, upgrades have kept the aircraft at the forefront of military thinking. This pictorial history looks at just the early derivatives of the fighter and its many users. AUTHOR: Peter Foster is a defense journalist of many years standing and an accomplished aviation photographer. His previous books include Sepecat Jaguar Endangered Species and Tornado ADV. SELLING POINTS: Vivid pictures and detailed technical history from an exceptional aviation photographer and historian The story of the early derivatives of the incrediblysuccessful Beoing Hornets, amainstay of the US Navy andMarine Corps for many years Still evolving to remain on the front line today Features the 42 different USN units that have operated or are operating the 'Legacy Hornet', 20 current USMC units and five other countries with 21 units between them all currently operating the type 150 colour illustrations

Product code: 9780750985581

ISBN 9780750985581
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H224xW245
No. Of Pages 120
Pictorial history celebrating the early deriviatives of the powerful Hornets as they start to fall out of service