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  • Manufacturer: Meng Models
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Step By Step Level: Intermediate
  • Presented By: Bobby waldron
  • Number of Episodes: On Going
  • Camera Angels: 3
  • Camera Definition: Full HD & 4K
  • PE Parts Used: Yes
  • painting Mask Used: Yes
  • Resin Parts Used: No
  • Kit Used No: MMLS-012

The end of the Cold War led to a period of military budget cuts and considerable restructuring. At the same time, U.S. Naval Aviation faced a number of problems. The McDonnell Douglas A-12 Avenger II Advanced Tactical Aircraft (ATA) was canceled in 1991 after the program ran into serious problems; it was intended to replace the obsolete Grumman A-6 Intruder.[9] The Navy then embarked on another clean-sheet attack aircraft program called the Advanced-Attack (A-X), but also considered updating an existing design for an interim capability until A-X could be fielded.[10] As an alternative to the A-12, McDonnell Douglas had proposed the “Super Hornet” (initially “Hornet II” in the 1980s), an improvement of the successful previous F/A-18 models,[8] which could serve as an alternate replacement for the A-6 Intruder. In addition, the Hornet itself lacked sufficient bringback capability, or the ability to recover unused weapons aboard aircraft carriers.[11] The next-generation Hornet design proved more attractive than Grumman‘s Quick Strike upgrade to the F-14 Tomcat, which was regarded as an insufficient technological leap over existing F-14s. Furthermore, the A-X, which had evolved into the A/F-X (Advanced Attack/Fighter) due to added fighter capabilities, was canceled in the 1993 Bottom-Up Review as the Super Hornet was viewed as a more attractive approach to a clean-sheet design due to post-Cold War budget reductions.[12]

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