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This fighter bomber is the most capable fighter plane ever built to date. It utilizes two ge 404 turbojet engines producing over thirty five thousand pounds of thrust. The first release was a yf-17, a production model which then was morphed into the F/A-18 Hornet. The plane can be launched off of catapults and land on a carrier's 5 cabel landing system. The plane has been purchased by many nations around the world, especially Canada, which bought 138 of them(CF-18's) back in the 1980's. The plane has evolved throught out the years from the yf-17 to the F/a-18 c's and d's and now the F/A-18 E/F super hornet. The technology integrated into the super hornets is very sophisticated and superior to meet any challenge.
"The F/A-18 has rendevoused with the tanker and is taking in fuel."

"The CF-18 is heading 270 at 300 knots"
by Lt. Tommy March 05, 2005
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