The business end of a F/A-18 Hornet. Designed and built by McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri. This aircraft serves both on land and aircraft carrier. If you drive near Lambert Field (Lambert International Airport) you might see the Hornet’s doing test flights.
A friend was a manger for the development of F/A-18. When asked what that meant, he indicated that he was in charge of the left wingtip….. There must have been a huge team required to develop the aircraft.