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BOEING F-18 Hornet

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F18
Aircraft
Name F-18 Hornet
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Double fin, low set
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position In fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

ASTA ATF-18 Hornet
ASTA Hornet
ASTA AF-18 Hornet
BOEING Growler
BOEING Hornet
BOEING FA-18 Super Hornet
BOEING FA-18 Hornet
BOEING EA-18 Growler
BOEING Super Hornet
FINAVITEC FA-18 Hornet
FINAVITEC Hornet
GAF AF-18 Hornet
GAF ATF-18 Hornet
GAF Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Super Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CF-18 Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ATF-18 Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS AF-18 Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS FA-18 Super Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS FA-18 Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CF-188 Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS EF-18 Hornet
SF Hornet
SF FA-18 Hornet
VALMET Hornet
VALMET FA-18 Hornet


BOEING F-18 Hornet

BOEING F-18 Hornet BOEING F-18 Hornet 3D

Description

Multi role fighter. In service since 1979 (F/A-18C since 1986, F/A-18E since 1996). Combined development of F-18 fighter and A-18 ground attack aircraft.

  • FA-18A/C single seat,
  • FA-18B/D tandem seat versions.
  • FA-18C/D improved development with new avionics and central computer (first flight in 1986).
  • New development (about 25% larger) FA-18E/F Super Hornet.
  • EF-18 reconnaissance version to replace the EA-6B Prowler.

Used extensively by many European Air Forces and the US Navy. FA-18E/F: Wing span 13,62 m Length 18,31 m MTOW 29,950kg66,028.447 lbs
29.95 tonnes
. Max Mach 1.80

Technical Data

Wing span 12.3 m40.354 ft
Length 17.1 m56.102 ft
Height 4.7 m15.42 ft
Powerplant C: 2 x GE F404-GE-400 (71.2 kN) or
2 x GE F404-GE-402 (78.7 kN) afterburning turbofans.
E: 2 x GE F414-GE-400 (98,0 kN) afterburning turbofans.
Engine model General Electric F404

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 145 kts IAS 175 kts IAS 300 kts IAS 300 kts MACH 0.8 TAS 495 kts MACH IAS 350 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 125 kts
Distance 450 m ROC 30000 ft/min ROC 30000 ft/min ROC 30000 ft/min ROC 30000 ft/min MACH 0.86 ROD 10000 ft/min ROD 10000 ft/min MCS kts Distance 400 m
MTOW 2540025,400 kg
25.4 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL500 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 17001,700 nm
3,148,400 m
3,148.4 km
10,329,396.333 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving F18

None on SKYbrary