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After a third of a century of service: American "Hornets" are out of service

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The Hornet Squadron, attached to the US Marines, has completed its final deployment to the aircraft carrier. Thus, the carrier-based fighter F / A-18C was decommissioned after 34 years of service.


This is reported by the Marine Corps Times, indicating that the last flight of this type of aircraft took place on February 25. F / A-18Cs from the last Death Rattlers squadron where they served are expected to soon be replaced by F-35B stealth fighters.

The US Navy and ILC began adopting Hornets in the mid-1980s. Since then, they have been deployed in every major United States military operation for four decades. In particular, they had a chance to prove themselves in the 1991 Gulf War and the 2003 intervention in Iraq.

The US Navy replaced the F / A-18C with the newer F / A-18E / F Super Hornet and F-35C. At the same time, the marines having their own combat Aviation, abandoned the Superhornet, deciding to wait for the F-35 fighter. However, the deliveries of the "invisible" were postponed several times, behind schedule, in connection with which they had to leave the "Hornets" in combat formation. As a result, they were taken out of service with a delay of about three years, having served a total of a third of a century.

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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U April 5 2021 04: 08
    +5
    Will we wait for the supply of the old man to Ukraine? Inexpensive ...
    1. Eugene-Eugene
      April 5 2021 04: 10
      +12
      Immediately after receiving Trumanlaughing
      1. xorek
        xorek April 5 2021 09: 30
        +2
        Quote: Eugene-Eugene
        Immediately after receiving Trumanlaughing

        laughing good Podkol class !!!!
    2. NIKN
      NIKN April 5 2021 11: 35
      +2
      From the news: "Kiev announced an almost hour-long conversation between Biden and Zelensky."
      That's right, grandfather is old, you have to repeat it 10 times to get it.
  2. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee April 5 2021 04: 18
    +2
    Flew off, bird ...
  3. MrFYGY
    MrFYGY April 5 2021 04: 47
    +5
    Thanks to the excellent storage and maintenance system, these aircraft will be mothballed and will fly again after maintenance. It’s very enviable, no matter how many planes we’re talking about.
    1. Free wind
      Free wind April 5 2021 04: 56
      +12
      They have a unique natural conservatory laughing ... We do not have such conditions anywhere, alas.
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather April 5 2021 05: 51
        -9
        Quote: Free Wind
        They have a unique natural conservatory laughing ... We do not have such conditions anywhere, alas.

        MiG 25 "on conservation" in egypt ... lol
        1. Toucan
          Toucan April 5 2021 06: 03
          +14
          MiG 25 "on conservation" in egypt ... l

          Actually, this picture was taken in Iraq.
          1. Grandfather
            Grandfather April 5 2021 06: 17
            -1
            Quote: Tucan
            MiG 25 "on conservation" in egypt ... l

            Actually, this picture was taken in Iraq.

            exactly ... did not consider ... yes
            1. yehat2
              yehat2 April 6 2021 10: 16
              0
              why did you decide that it was in Iraq? Our new building looks exactly the same 50 meters from the house.
    2. Kaman
      Kaman April 5 2021 06: 31
      -15%
      And I envy their system of medicine and social security, roads, uncorrupted courts and much more.
      1. El Chuvachino
        El Chuvachino April 5 2021 09: 29
        +13
        We saw what their medicine was worth during the heyday of the pandemic. Which Texas has done well with social security and protection. And about the "unregulated courts" thanks, laughed heartily! laughing
      2. sevryuk
        sevryuk April 5 2021 10: 21
        +2
        it would be better if they gave it out to pensioners ... crying
      3. Roma 1977
        Roma 1977 April 5 2021 10: 30
        +2
        Have you fallen from the moon? Publicly available materials on the web are simply teeming with examples of the unsatisfactory performance of the American health care system and outrageous corruption, including in the courts.
        1. Kaman
          Kaman April 6 2021 07: 38
          -1
          Have you ever been to the poorest public clinic for the poor in America? I was, I sincerely wish Russia the same level, so far it is incomparable.
          1. Roma 1977
            Roma 1977 April 6 2021 08: 23
            +3
            I have not been to a poor clinic. The very division of health care into categories "for the poor" and "for the rich" is already an indicator of systemic disorder.
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 5 2021 05: 03
    +1
    Yankees will sell them, making good money on it!
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 5 2021 06: 15
    +7
    Served - retired.
    abandoned the Superhornet, deciding to wait for the F-35 fighter. However, deliveries of the "invisible" were postponed several times, behind schedule ... decommissioned with a delay of about three years
    Something is not visible in the comments of the criticism on this matter. Oh, yes, it's not in Russia that they are behind schedule, but they. But on the other hand, they managed to grumble about the conservation with us, as if they were doing it.
  6. GEOID
    GEOID April 5 2021 06: 45
    +24
    Pancake. Three generations of fighters watched it change.
    And I photographed all this. How ancient I am (((




    1. Stormtrooper
      Stormtrooper April 5 2021 07: 08
      +3
      I would not call it a minus wink
    2. El Chuvachino
      El Chuvachino April 5 2021 09: 33
      +2
      The pictures are cool, I take off my hat! hi
      1. GEOID
        GEOID April 5 2021 10: 46
        +3
        There is a piece of F-18 here.
        https://valcat-8.livejournal.com/22649.html
    3. Anzhey V.
      Anzhey V. April 5 2021 11: 02
      +3
      Excellent shots!

      I bow my head to your experience. You've seen a hell of a lot, comrade)
      1. GEOID
        GEOID April 5 2021 11: 07
        +5
        Use it ... While I'm alive ... Soon I'll blurt out something ... banned, I don't remember what time)))

        1. sedoj
          sedoj April 5 2021 13: 29
          +2
          Yes, you are a repeat offender, father. belay
          1. GEOID
            GEOID April 5 2021 14: 55
            0
            I got used to say what I think ... well, and tease ... Here 99% of positioning themselves as "specialists" are liars. Question-screen VUS from the warrior. Or for "flyers" - a scan of the first page of the flight book.
            And that's all .... ends with cons and a ban. As an example:

            1. sedoj
              sedoj April 5 2021 18: 56
              0
              Well, Duc, by the way, there are about ten percent specialists here, the rest are in pursuit of titles. Aby - to. Himself in nothing special. He served in the 77th. He came home as a terrible sergeant of motorized riflemen. If I remember anything else, but here they write I get on, harness. And so - a pastime. I read, penetrate, draw conclusions.
              1. GEOID
                GEOID April 5 2021 20: 24
                +1
                Yes ... All out of boredom.
                For example, the MA site.
                All are familiar, most have served, many have common acquaintances.
                It will not work to deceive and bend your fingers.
                Here ... well, alles kaput !!! Left-wing accounts, left-wing specialists, bullshit and show-off.

                1. bnm.99
                  bnm.99 April 5 2021 22: 07
                  +2
                  And if you will propagandize Bandera-Shukhera and your own Ukrainian brain in a new way, they will be minded and banned again.
  7. Bradley
    Bradley April 5 2021 18: 54
    +1
    The old man retired on a well-deserved pension.