F-18 Super Hornet. High speed pass, Miramar 2012.
You know, seeing the F/A-18 airframe without an armament load and fuel tanks makes it possible to see that it might have a bit more of the Ol' Tomcat look in its design that I thought.
Still a huge compromise and no one will ever convince it is not a considerable step backwards, less speed, range, and pay load.IMHO we were robbed by the powers that be.
Very odd...light. It's reflecting something from below. A light area on the runway, perhaps?
If I remember the day there were clouds to the left and bright sunshine and blue sky to the right, and yes I think the runway was reflecting the light.
Man, that is such a pretty plane. To be honest, there's just something missing without the armaments and external tanks attached.