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Did they really fly F414 EPE engines (26,500lbs thrust) in an F/A-18 Hornet?

TomS

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Not in time to fly alongside an F-14 (edit: or a Convair UC-880. That's a rare old bird indeed).

There was an F404 EPE as well, the -402. That's what this is from. Context puts it in the early 1990s (between 1991 when the -402 first flew and 1995 when the Convair was destroyed in an explosive decompression test)

 
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Yeah, that is also a Legacy Hornet (F/A-18A or a F/A-18C) with the Sparrow missile testing the GE F404 EPE.
 
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