The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin engine supersonic multirole combat aircraft, which is now owned by Boeing. The F/A stands for Fighter/Attack aircraft. In 1973 Congress ordered the US Navy to find a lower cost replacement to the F-14 Tomcat. The first production F/A-18 took flight on November 18, 1978 and it has been the US Navy's primary fighter jet ever since. The F-35C is suppose to replace it, but it will be awhile before that happens. The F-18 is also the same aircraft that is used for the US Navy Blue Angel demonstration team. The Royal Australian Air Force(RAAF) also selected the F-18 to be it's primary Fighter in October 1981. Although there are other countries that later took up contracts with the F-18, the US Navy and the RAAF have been using them almost since the beginning of production. This is why I decided to design this aircraft diecast coin with the Seal of the US Navy and RAAF patch on the bottom. It is is 3 inches in length with a polished nickel finish.
This diecast challenge coin is 3 inches in size with a polished nickel finish.
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