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F/A-18 Hornet

Posted by
Anina Botes (Auckland, New Zealand) on 24 March 2010 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

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

PENTAX *ist DL 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 300 mm

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1/500 second
ISO 200
300 mm