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The Hornet is a multirole Navy combat jet. The “F/A” designation indicates that the aircraft can perform in both fighter and attack roles. This gave mission planners unprecedented flexibility.

This Hornet served combat tours in Operation Desert Storm in 1991. It flew over Iraq and Afghanistan between 2007 and 2011 during the Global War on Terrorism campaign, the response to the U.S. September 11 attacks. Later, this jet flew with the Blue Angels, the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron. The Blue Angels flew Hornets longer than any other aircraft type.

The Hornet replaced the F-14 Tomcat and A-7 Corsair II in Navy service and F-4 Phantom IIs in the Marine Corps. These early Hornets have since been replaced in the Navy by larger Super Hornets.

Display Status This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA Boeing Aviation Hangar
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Type CRAFT-Aircraft Physical Description McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C in Blue Angels livery Inventory Number A20210113000 Credit Line Transferred from the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Team Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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