January 2005
Sea Power;Jan2005, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p105
The article presents information on several U.S. Marine Corps aircrafts. The aircraft AV-8B Harrier II's primary tasks are to conduct close air support, armed reconnaissance and interdiction operations, armed escort of assault support operations and airdefense operations. The short-takeoff/vertical-landing capability of the Harrier provides greater basing flexibility and sortie generation rates than those of any other tactical jet aircraft. The article also informs that the aitcraft F/A-18 Hornet replaced the F-4 Phantom II in all of the Marine Corps' fighter-attack squadrons.


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