F/A-18 Hornet: A Navy Success Story - An Aviation Week Book (Walter J. Boyne Military Aircraft Series)

By: Dennis R. Jenkins

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Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good

VERY GOOD+ 1st Edition / 1st Printing (Mcgraw-Hill - 2000) - No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Gently read. From private collection. In archival mylar protected dust jacket. . . . . . . From Air Force lightweight to Navy champion--the F/A-18 Hornet is a versatile fighting force to be reckoned with!Responsible for the Navy's only two air-to-air kills during Desert Storm and the much-feared stinger in the Navy's aircraft carrier strike force, the F/A-18 Hornet has an ugly duckling history. Born as Northrop's YF-17, the design went head to head with General Dynamics' F-16 for the Air Force's lightweight fighter contract -- and lost. This intriguing, fact- and photo-packed book, written by veteran aviation author and engineer Dennis R. Jenkins, brings readers a stop-action look at the F/A-18 Hornet's metamorphosis from an also-ran into a military, technical, and economic triumph. Boeing F/A-18 Hornet takes you inside the cockpit for never-to-be-forgotten takeoffs, landings, and missions on the great floating airfields that are naval aircraft carriers. But even more revealingly, it places you beside the engineers, pilots, and Navy brass who turned an awkward orphan into a combat winner. Replete with never-before-revealed technical details and performance appraisals, this in-depth history of the F/A-18 Hornet closely examines the sophisticated electronic countermeasures and weapons-delivery avionics that have made this versatile warplane a hit, not just with the Navy but with foreign purchasers from Canada to Malaysia. -- Back of Dust Jacket

Title: F/A-18 Hornet: A Navy Success Story - An Aviation Week Book (Walter J. Boyne Military Aircraft Series)

Author Name: Dennis R. Jenkins

Categories: U.S. Air Force,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: April 2000

ISBN Number: 0071346961

ISBN Number 13: 9780071346962

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 68265