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Legacy Hornets:
Boeing’s F/A-18 A-D Hornets of the USN and USMC
• Concise history of USN and USMC’s most versatile jet strike fighter from its origins to today’s fleet use
• Historical perspective walks readers through its various model upgrades
• Features high-quality images that capture the F/A-18 A-D throughout its Navy and Marine Corps service
This book is a concise, illustrated history of the US Navy and Marine Corps’ most versatile jet strike fighter,
the Boeing F/A-18 A-D Legacy Hornet. Presenting a historical perspective of the Legacy Hornet from
its origins through today’s use in the fleet, this edition explores the aircraft’s various model upgrades and
variants. The F/A-18 began as a less expensive complement to the Grumman F-14 Tomcat and Grumman
A-6 Intruder, and was a replacement for the McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II and LTV A-7 Corsair II.
The Hornet evolved into a capable multi-mission strike fighter, performing fighter, suppression of enemy air
defense, and light attack missions. This volume features a number of high-quality images that highlight the
aircraft throughout its Navy and Marine Corps career.
Brad Elward
focuses his writing on the F/A-18 Hornet family, including the F/A-18 Legacy Hornet,
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, and EA-18G Growler, and has authored eleven books, and over forty magazine
articles. He lives in Illinois.
Size: 9" × 9" • 133 color photos • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5434-2 • hard cover • $19.99
AVAILABLE IN December
other books you may enjoy!
War Hawgs: A-10s of the USAF,
978-0-7643-2586-1,
$49.95
• Lockheed F-117 Night Hawks: A Stealth Fighter
Roll Call,
978-0-7643-3242-5, $49.99
• Debrief: A Complete History of U.S. Aerial
Engagements - 1981 to the Present,
978-0-7643-2785-8,
$49.95
Bell 47/H-13 Sioux Helicopter:
Military and Civilian Use, 1946 to the Present
Wayne Mutza
• Detailed, illustrated look at the evolution of Bell’s Model 47 helicopter
• From firefighting to armed recon in Vietnam, Bell’s Model 47 had no equal in its variety of roles
• Most famous as heading the opening credits of the popular
M.A.S.H.
television series
Famously pictured in the opening credits of the popular television series
M.A.S.H.
, Bell’sModel 47 helicopter
was the first helicopter certified for civilian use inMarch 1946, andwent on to serve a wide variety of military
and civilian applications. With its signature bubble canopy, the Model 47, and particularly its H-13 Sioux
military variant, served in both Korea and Vietnam. It became a stalwart in civilian aviation with a variety of
uses: agricultural aerial sprayer, aerial firefighting, police work, aerial oil exploration, medevac, news coverage,
and mail service. More than 5,600 Model 47s were built, many under license in Japan, Italy, and the United
Kingdom. The type retains its popularity in the civilian market to this day.
Aviation enthusiast and historian
Wayne Mutza
has published nearly thirty books and numerous articles,
and has served as public speaker, literary instructor, and documentary film consultant.
Size: 9" × 9" • 205 color and b/w photos • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5376-5 • hard cover • $19.99
AVAILABLE IN September
other books you may enjoy!
Green Hornets: The History of the U.S. Air Force 20th
Special Operations Squadron,
978-0-7643-2779-7,
$49.95
• Sikorsky HH-52A: An Illustrated History,
978-0-7643-1782-8, $35.00
• Loach!: The Story of the H-6/Model 500 Helicopter,
978-0-7643-2343-0, $29.95
Brad Elward
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