F/A-18 Hornet Crew Station,
MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO
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The FA-18 Hornet Crew Station represents a considerable step forward in the application of integration controls and computer controlled displays to the reduction of pilot workload and enhancement of mission success. The Hornet crew station design requirements was to essentially provide the capability contained in both the F-4 and A-7 weapon systems so as to perform both the fighter and attack roles, make it operable by one pilot, and increase mission reliability by a combination of improved hardware reliability and functional redundancy. This paper describes the rationale leading up to the configuration and presents a few examples of the one-man-operability of the Hornet and how they would be used by the pilot.