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Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

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The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a fighter and attack aircraft in service with the United States Navy. The Super Hornet is essentially an entirely new plane, looking like some legacy systems and F/A-18C/D Hornet. The wrestler is colloquially known as "Rhino" (for his prodigious nose). The Super Hornet was ordered from McDonnell Douglas in 1992, first flew in November 1995, made its first landing company in 1997 and entered service in 1999. Current versions include the F/A-18E single-seater and F/A-18F two-seater. These are replacing the older F/A-18 models in the inventory of the Navy and the F-14 Tomcat.

The Super Hornet holds the "F/A-18" designation for political reasons only (to ensure the development of a fundamentally new fighter aircraft at a time when Congress was not willing to sponsor new military systems), if the plane had been appointed in the very sequence, his appointment would have been "F-24A." (The "F-24" The appointment seems politically undesirable for some reason, is also recommended for the operational version of the X-35, which was adopted as the F-35 Lightning II)