F/A-18 Hornet from the RAAF ( Royal Australian Air Force ) taking off.
The F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole fighter jet, designed to attack both ground and aerial targets. It is highly maneuverable and capable of extremely tight turns over a large range of speeds.
Currently serving the armed services of eight nations, the F/A-18 fulfills the following types of assignment: fighter escort, suppression of enemy air defenses, reconnaissance, forward air control, close air support, and day and night strike missions.
Maximum speed - Mach 1.8
Ceiling - 50.000 ft
RNZAF Air Show #7
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