Footage of F-18 Hornet dummy bomb hitting A-4 Skyhawk chase plane during bombing test

Footage of F-18 Hornet dummy bomb hitting A-4 Skyhawk chase plane during bombing test

In the below video, you can see a  bomb dropped by this F-18 Hornet hit the A-4 Skyhawk which was flying next to the F18.

F-18 Hornet and A-4 Skyhawk were flying in a close formation. A-4 Skyhawk was chase plane with a cameraman filming the operation

During the Test Deployment of a Dummy Projectile, a Bomb from F-18 Hornet Hit A-4 Skyhawk

 

The A-4 burst into flame after the impact.

Fortunately, the pilot managed to eject from his fighter. This incident occurred over the waters of Chesapeake Bay in 1984

A dummy bomb full of concrete, which hit a section of the right wing of the Skyhawk and causing an explosion and fire

A fully armed bomb would probably have destroyed both aircraft.

The A-4 Skyhawk went into a spin before the 2 crewmen

pilot and cameraman were able to eject before the plane hit the surface of Chesapeake Bay.

Footage of F-18 Hornet dummy bomb hitting A-4 Skyhawk chase plane during bombing test

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