FA-18HornetHeaderRecently released by the US Navy, these photos document an FA-18 Hornet as it shatters the sound barrier. The event took place on July 7, 1999 off the coast of Pusan, South Korea. The vapor cone around the craft is due to the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity, which occurs when an aircraft travels at transonic speed.FA-18Hornet#1 FA-18Hornet#2 FA-18Hornet#3 FA-18Hornet#4 FA-18Hornet#5 Miramar Air ShowLCDR Thomas H. Cotton thomas.h.cotton@navy.mil 619.545.1222 FA-18Hornet#7 FA-18Hornet#8 FA-18Hornet#9 FA-18Hornet#10

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