Thursday, February 19, 2015

F-18 Hornet F404 Engine Brochure

Scan2344 A brochure put out by General Electric on the F404 Turbofan engine used in the F-18 aircraft.

A bit of background: “In may 1975 the United States Navy selected the McDonnell Douglas / Northrop corporation to develop its F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft, which was powered by two F404-GE-400 engines. The first F404 engine test took place merely 1.5 years later in December 1976. Preliminary flight rating tests took place in May 1978 and the first flight of a F/A-18 powered by the F404 commenced in November 1978. Then, another year later the first production delivery took place in December 1979.” As detailed at DutchOps.com.

 Click here to access the brochure

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