Why the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Is Such a Badass Plane

Why the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Is Such a Badass Plane While the Hornet was dominating the skies, the Navy started looking around for its eventual replacement. A 1980s program to replace the A-6 led to the McDonnell Douglas A-12 Avenger, a stealthy flying-wing aircraft with advanced radar capable of carrying precision weapons. Separately, the Navy sought to replace the F-14 with a carrier-friendly variant of the F-22 Raptor. Meanwhile, Grumman proposed advanced strike and air superiority versions of the F-14. And then, the Soviet Union folded. With America's rival superpower falling apart, new defense programs found themselves under a microscope. Cost and engineering problems led the Navy to cancel the A-12 in 1991 and give up on its own version of the F-22 in 1992. Dick Cheney, then the secretary of defense, rejected Grumman's proposals for a souped-up F-14. The Navy had only one alternative: the Super Hornet. Subscribe & More Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Fz3zXROivM8LCfqdLtSyw?sub_confirmation=1 View More Videos On Website: http://symoid.com/video/nwh_ib3tzxA/why-the-f-a-18-hornet-and-super-hornet-is-such-a-badass-plane Thank for watching, Please Like Share And SUBSCRIBE!!! #whythefa18hornetandsuperhornetissuchabadassplane, #badassplanecrash
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