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FA/-18 Hornet Jet Fighter

From the Collection of Lara RSL Sub Branch McClelland Ave Lara Victoria

Description
Framed Picture
Size
Wl71.5cm H100cm D3cm
Object Registration
822
Keywords
f/a-18 hornet jet fighter raaf
Historical information
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has operated McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft since 1984. The Australian Government purchased 75 "A" and "B" variants of the F/A-18 in 1981 to replace the RAAF's Dassault Mirage III fighters. The Hornets entered service with the RAAF between 1984 and 1990, and 71 remain in operation as of 2017. The other four Hornets were destroyed in flying accidents during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Significance
F/A-18 Hornet Jet Fighter replaced the Mirage Jet Fighter. Still in service in 2018.
Inscriptions & Markings
NIL
Last updated
29 Nov 2018 at 2:51PM