FA-18 Hornet breaking sound barrier (7 July 1999)



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English: Off the coast of Pusan, South Korea: An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron One Five One (VFA-151) breaks the sound barrier in the skies over the Pacific Ocean. VFA-151 is deployed aboard USS Constellation (CVN 64). The image was an Astronomy Picture of the Day on August 19, 2007.
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McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet


United States Navy


in flight


7 July 1999(1999-07-07)


Off the coast of Pusan, South Korea




Ensign John Gay, U.S. Navy


http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=1445, Photo number: 990707-N-6483G-001

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English: A FA?18 Hornet breaks the sound barrier

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