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Spanish Air Force EF-18AM Hornet

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Spanish Air Force EF-18AM Hornet

An original 72 examples of the then McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet were purchased by the Spanish Air Force, deliveries of the EF-18 (E for 'España') commencing in late 1985. These have since been augmented by 24 ex-US Navy aircraft. Major upgrade work has significantly modernised the Spanish Hornets and Spain uses the aircraft, which was also given the local designation C.15, for both the air-to-air and air-to-ground roles. Ala 15, the wing providing the EF-18 for the Air Tattoo static display, is stationed at Zaragoza; it has three component squadrons.

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