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McDonnell CF-18 Hornet in Detail

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The sun shone, the band played, military men snapped rigid salutes, and there were many speeches, but the real star of the event was the airplane - the CF-18. A few minutes past noon on Wednesday, July 28, 1982, the McDonnell Aircraft Co. rolled out the first of 138 CF-18 fighters for the Canadian Armed Forces at its St. Louis, Mo. factory.

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