Created 28 April 1967 by merger of Douglas and McDonnell. Continued development and production of F-4 at St Louis (until 1979). On December 23,1969 received contract for F-15 Eagle air-superiority fighter, first flown July 27,1972; still in production by Boeing, with latest dual-role F-15E two-seater (first production F- 15E flown December 1986) suited to both air superiority and long-range interdiction. Evolved F/A-18 Hornet multimission carrierbome and land-based combat aircraft suited to fighter and attack missions (first flown November 1978, with the latest F/A-18E and F Super Hornet variants, first flown November 1995, recently placed into production by Boeing), STOVL AV-8B Harrier II and II Plus with British Aerospace for U.S. Marine Corps (first flights November 1981 and September 1992
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
F-4 "Phantom II"
respectively; see British Aerospace and Boeing), and T-45 Goshawk naval jet trainer (first flown April 1988; see Boeing) from British Hawk.

Long Beach and Palmdale factories continued production of A-4 Skyhawk attack aircraft until 1979, DC-8 fourjet airliner (until the early 1970s, and in the 1980s instituted a reengine program) and DC-9 twin-jet airliner (first tlown February 1965 and produced until the end of the 1970s, when the new designation MD-80 was adopted for developed models), and developed wide-body triple-engined DC-10 (first flown August 29,1970 and the last delivered in 1989, when replaced by the MD-11; see Boeing). Purchased Hughes Helicopters January 1984, taking over that company's range that included small helicopters and the AH-64 Apache, plus the NOTAR (no tail rotor) anti-torque system. Merger of McDonnell Douglas with Boeing announced in December 1996, and from August 1997 the combined company began operating as a single unit under the collective name The Boeing Company.

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All the World's Rotorcraft

Virtual Aircraft Museum

F2H "Banshee"
XF-85 "Goblin"
F3H "Demon"
F-101 "Voodoo"
A-4 "Skyhawk"
F-4 "Phantom II"
F-15 "Eagle"
F-18 "Hornet"
C-17 "Globemaster III"
F/A-18E "Super Hornet"