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by Orr Kelley

Free eBook Hornet Inside Story of the F/A-18 download ISBN: 1853102261
Author: Orr Kelley
Publisher: Airlife Publishing Ltd; First Edition edition (January 1, 1991)
Language: English
Pages: 231
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
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Hornet: The Inside Story of the F/A-18.

Hornet: The Inside Story of the F/A-18. Orr Kelly, the acclaimed military author who has notably chronicled the remarkable histories of the US Navy SEALs and other branches of America’s Special Forces, tells the fascinating true story of the F/A-18 Hornet-how it came to be, how it almost wasn’t, and how it forever altered the way our nation’s wars are fought.

The Hornet thus with its three MFDs and much less dials and gauges could be said as one of the main trendsetters in the use of the . The book starts by going back many decades to give the background on a multi-mission aircraft.

The Hornet thus with its three MFDs and much less dials and gauges could be said as one of the main trendsetters in the use of the "Glass Cockpit", much of which we still see in the newer aircraft nowadays. It ends with (too much) speculation about what will happen in the 90's and beyond. In between there is a good write up on the development, testing and deployment of the F-18. The book is more political than technical but does tell some good stories.

Hornet Inside Story of t. .has been added to your Cart. It's a fairly short book, I managed to finish it in only a couple of days. It's also a bit dated, covering only up to the F/A-18A/B's first combat deployment over Libya. Not much about the F/A-18C/D, much more the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

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Orr Kelly, the acclaimed military author who has notably chronicled the remarkable histories of the US Navy SEALs and other branches of America’s Special Forces, tells the fascinating true story of the F/A-18 Hornet-how i.

Orr Kelly, the acclaimed military author who has notably chronicled the remarkable histories of the US Navy SEALs and other branches of America’s Special Forces, tells the fascinating true story of the F/A-18 Hornet-how it came to be, how it almost wasn’t, and how it forever altered the way our nation’s wars are fought. Orr Kelly is a veteran journalist and author. He covered the Pentagon, the Justice Department, and the intelligence beat, and served as a war correspondent in Vietnam during his time with . News & World Report and the Washington Star. He has written four works of military history, two of which deal with the Navy SEALs.

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This story was a history of the Navy Seals. I have been reading many contemporary stories about our SEAL teams and this was a great history that goes back to the beginning. I now have a clear understanding and understand the evolution and purpose better of the SEALs today! Читать весь отзыв. Brave men, dark waters: the untold story of the Navy SEALS.

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Minimal damage to the book cover eg. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages.

Coauthors & Alternates.

King of the Killing Zone. ISBN 9780393026481 (978-0-393-02648-1) Hardcover, W W Norton & Co Inc, 1989. Coauthors & Alternates. Learn More at LibraryThing. ORR KELLY at LibraryThing.

The Inside Story of the F/A-18
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Bedy
It's a fairly short book, I managed to finish it in only a couple of days. It's also a bit dated, covering only up to the F/A-18A/B's first combat deployment over Libya. Not much about the F/A-18C/D, much more the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.

But it does give a very good account of the political and bureacratic maneuverings related to the development of the aircraft, and there are a number of historical and technical gems as well all throughout the book like:
- The origin of the "Strike-Fighter" concept, which goes all the way to World War 2;
- The Hornet's excellent handling characteristics, enabling it to maintain high angles of attack even at low speeds;
- The development of the Multi-Mode Radar, Glass Cockpit, etc;
- The development of it's "dogfighting" F404 engines

It also delved into the issues that plagued the Hornet during its development, namely:
- The Landing Gear issue;
- The Slow Roll Rate issue at low altitude which stemmed from the excessive flexing of the wings;
- The accelerated life cycle of the vertical tail surfaces, later found to be related to the vortexes generated by the LEX;

Most of these problems were eventually fixed, and I feel reading these are now also significant in light of the problems plaguing the F-35. It is a clear example that aircraft in development will always have problems associated with it, but a good one will always be able to eventually overcome it.

Although the F-15A and F-16A used Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) in the cockpit, they only used a couple and retained most of the dials and gauges. The Hornet thus with its three MFDs and much less dials and gauges could be said as one of the main trendsetters in the use of the "Glass Cockpit", much of which we still see in the newer aircraft nowadays.

Overall a very good book, highly recommended if you are a fan of military aircraft technology ...
Cyregaehus
Writer goes into great depth on the first version of the hornet. Even if the The book is dated the book is superb. It does gives you the reader the insight on the promise, the pitfalls, and the proof of concept of any new military aircraft.
A give this a must read if one decides to either start reading into the subject of military aviation or if one would like render a judgement with any new military plane like F-35.

I would like to see a newer version of this book so it can cover the super hornet.
Nirn
Good history of this versatile carrier aircraft. Covers not just technical details and operational history, but the internal (Navy Department) and external politics surrounding the development of the system. Of interest to the aviation buff, Navy buff, aerospace engineer and anyone interested in the complex politics of the military-industrial complex.
Isha
The book was best in offering insights to the procurement process whereby Congress votes for "military welfare" that benefits their districts, not what is best for the country. Too bad those approving the F-35 didn't read this. Amazon should not show the publication date as 2014 when the book was written in 1990.

The book starts by going back many decades to give the background on a multi-mission aircraft. It ends with (too much) speculation about what will happen in the 90's and beyond. In between there is a good write up on the development, testing and deployment of the F-18. The book is more political than technical but does tell some good stories. For example talked about an early experience of the F-14 and F-18 on a mission and the F-14 burning more fuel trying to keep up, but never uses the term "transonic cruise" to explain why.
Agantrius
Glad to find this for my son, if i run across one he doesn't have, he will love it, One's on fighter planes are never cheap even used so i was happy to grab it up
Bloodhammer
I throughly enjoyed reading this book, it goes into superb detail the difficulties in designing & purchasing this great airframe. I perhaps enjoyed most reading about how idiotic politicians played such a pivotal role in delaying & almost destroying the f-18 program. This a must read for aviation enthusiasts and those who have served in our military like myself.
Ice_One_Guys
The research is brilliant, the story is fascinating, no stone is left unturned. Even the bibliography is an exercise in precision, and makes a tale of it's own.
This book does a great job of detailing so much of the Bug's history and development. Very informative, and yet readable and entertaining.