Hornets are fast-attack aerial gunships used for combat reconnaissance and lightning strikes against high-priority targets. They are armed with rotary autocannons that are effective against all targets and can be upgraded with Marine Wingmen carrying rocket launchers.
Air operation directors from the Spirit of Fire are fond of the AV-14B Hornet's firepower, but they are also very much aware of the vehicle's relative fragility. Marine pilots often mitigate this issue by operating in Hornet "wolfpack" kill teams to overwhelm air defenses and destroy their targets before retaliatory fire can do much damage. Commanders are advised to wait for the SPNKR-armed wingmen and personally direct the assault when using Hornet swarms against heavily defended facilities.