BOEING F-18 Hornet

Aircraft
Name: 
F-18 Hornet
Manufacturer: 
Body: 
Narrow
Wing: 
Fixed Wing
Position: 
High wing
Tail: 
Double fin, low set
WTC
M
APC
C
Type Code: 
L2J
Engine: 
Jet
Engine Count: 
Multi
Position: 
In fuselage
Landing gear: 
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
BOEING EA-18 Growler
BOEING FA-18 Hornet
BOEING FA-18 Super Hornet
BOEING Growler
BOEING Hornet
BOEING Super Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS AF-18 Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ATF-18 Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CF-18 Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CF-188 Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS EF-18 Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS FA-18 Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS FA-18 Super Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Hornet
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Super Hornet
ASTA AF-18 Hornet
ASTA ATF-18 Hornet
ASTA Hornet
FINAVITEC FA-18 Hornet
FINAVITEC Hornet

F18

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 29,950kg. Max Mach 1.80

Technical Data
Wing span: 
12.30 m
Length: 
17.10 m
Height: 
4.70 m
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
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2: 
145 kts
Distance: 
450 m
MTOW: 
25400 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS: 
175 kts
ROC: 
30000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS: 
300 kts
ROC: 
30000
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS: 
300 kts
ROC: 
30000 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH: 
0.80
ROC: 
30000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS: 
495 kts
MACH: 
0.86
Ceiling: 
500
Range: 
1700 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH: 
n/a
ROD: 
10000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS: 
350 kts
ROD: 
10000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS: 
n/a
MCS: 
n/a
ROD: 
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS): 
125 kts
Distance: 
400 m

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