|The crews flying the F/A-18 Hornet have large shoes to fill; excelling in the ground attack and air superiority roles. In the past each of these important roles were filled be different aircraft to meet each of the two missions specific and unique requirements. The sophisticated avionics and state of the art design allows the F/A-18 to meet these challenging roles.
In "delivering the Hornet's Sting" Hank Caruso elected to show the F/A-18 in the ground attack role. He wanted to show the relationship between the aircraft and the ground during an attack mission. This relationship makes for a more dynamic image.