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F-18 Hornet #511933

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 01, 1980
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(Studio) Attributes of new Navy plane, F-18 Hornet, outlined; negative aspects of program noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Pros and cons of F-18 program outlined; films shown. [Representative Bruce VENTO - calls for inquiry.] Vento's criticism of plane, built by McDonnell Douglas and being tested at Petoxin River Air Station, detailed. [Representative James LLOYD - comments.] Navy's procurement of F-18 said to be shared with Marine Corps; Marines reported not wanting the plane, but favoring British craft; details given, films shown. Defense Department said satisfied with plane.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

Brown, Hilary;
Chancellor, John

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