WATCH: U.S. Navy Jet Breaks the Sound Barrier While Flying Over an Aircraft Carrier

Amazing footage catches the sonic boom from a U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet.

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A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet is caught on film flying over an aircraft carrier out at sea. The clip shows the Hornet accelerating at supersonic speed or Mach 1, at the moment it breaks the sound barrier.

The aircraft, manufactured today by Boeing, can reach up to 1,190mph (Mach 1.8). When the Hornet breaks the sound barrier, it creates a sonic boom as sound waves from the jet compress around it. The sound barrier was first broken in October of 1947.

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