Aviation Photo #1527883 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet - Australia - Air Force

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'Purple Cobra Lead' waits at the holding point for F-16 'Wild 1' to backtrack after landing ex display at the Australian International Airshow. This aircraft was built as a Block 15 Hornet and delivered to the RAAF on 20 June 1986. Served initially with 2 OCU and later 77 Squadron, whose 'Grumpy Monkey' unit marks it wears. Deployed to Diego Garcia in 2002 and shared with 3 Squadron. Returned to Australia in May 2002 and currently in service with 77 Squadron.
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    Phil Vabre
    Australia - Air Force
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas
    0263/AF004
    A21-4
    Avalon (Geelong)
    Victoria
    Australia
    March 15, 2009
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