January 13, 1975

 

1975: Dr. John L. McLucas, Secretary of the Air Force, selects the General Dynamics’ YF-16 Fight­ing Falcon over Northrop’s YF-17 as the USAF’s lightweight air combat fighter. The U. S. Navy later develops the YF-17 into the F/A-18 Hornet.

 

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