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Hornet at Mach

18 November 2018

An F/A-18F Super Hornet breaking the sound barrier on a fly past—U.S. Navy/ Mass Comm Spec Seaman Michael A. Colemanberry

The magic of a fast mover just at Mach 1 with the rapid and continuing condensation of water vapor behind the compression of the shock wave where the pressure rapidly drops. At times there are multiples—just aft of the cockpit canopy for example.

An F/A-18F Super Hornet breaking the sound barrier during a fly past—U.S. Navy/ Mass Comm Specialist 3rd Class Spencer Roberts

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  1. 18 November 2018 10:03

    Two F-15 Eagles lead a squadron of FA-18 Super Hornets through the Mach Loop in Wales. 500-600 kts, and pull as many as six or seven G in some of the tight turns. Not a time for distractions and inattention.

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