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Watch F/A-18 Fighter Jet Zoom By Crowd and Pull Water Vapor At High Speed

The uploader of the video may have incorrectly imagined that the visual of the water vapor signaled a sonic boom. It's a common mistake.

An F/A-18 Fighter Jet zooms by a crowd at an air show at very high speed. There is a debate about whether a sonic boom can be heard. Most likely it's simply the loud sound of the jet's engines catapulting the plane forward. Posted by @doobeyy, check out the video below and see what you think.


"The F/A-18 is a twin engine, mid-wing, multi-mission tactical aircraft," explains "The F/A-18A and C are single seat aircraft. The F/A-18B and D are dual-seaters. The B model is used primarily for training, while the D model is the current Navy aircraft for attack, tactical air control, forward air control and reconnaissance squadrons. The newest models, the E and F were rolled out at McDonnell Douglas Sept. 17, 1995. The E is a single seat while the F is a two-seater."

"All F/A-18s can be configured quickly to perform either fighter or attack roles or both, through selected use of external equipment to accomplish specific missions," continues. "This 'force multiplier' capability gives the operational commander more flexibility in employing tactical aircraft in a rapidly changing battle scenario. The fighter missions are primarily fighter escort and fleet air defense; while the attack missions are force projection, interdiction, and close and deep air support."

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