The Royal Australian Air Force’s long-serving F-111s were retired late last year, but some veteran aircrews are turning their strike experience to creating the first two squadrons of the 24-aircraft F/A-18F Super Hornet force. The F-model Super Hornet has a two-person crew, like the F-111, and a portion of the latter’s navigator-bombardiers are being retrained as weapons systems officer (WSO) cadres and aircrews for the Boeing F/A-18F. WSOs will a sub-specialty within the larger RAAF ...

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