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F-18-Hornet

Type: Multirole fighter
Manufacturer:McDonnell Douglas,Boeing
Maiden flight:1978-11-18
Introduced:1983-01-07
Primary users:United States Navy
United States Marine Corps
Unit cosT:US$35 million in 2003
Variants:F/A-18E/F Super Hornet,CF-18 Hornet,F-18 Hornet

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Crew: 1
Unit Cost: $39.5 Million (1998)
Length: 56 ft 0 in (17.1 m)
Wingspan: 40 ft 0 in with wingtip missiles (12.3 m)
Height: 15 ft 4 in (4.7 m)
Wing area: 400 ft (37.16 m)
Airfoil: NACA 65A005 mod root, 65A003.5 mod tip
Empty weight: 24,700 lb (11,200 kg)
Loaded weight: 37,150 lb (16,850 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 51,550 lb (23,400 kg)
Powerplant: 2 General Electric F404-GE-402 turbofans, 17,751 lbf (79 kN) each

PERFORMANCE

Maximum speed: Mach 1.7, 1,127 mph at 36,100 ft (1,814 km/h at 11,000 m)
Range: 330 mi combat on a hi-lo-lo-hi mission; 2,070 mi ferry (535 km / 3,330 km)
Service ceiling: 50,000 ft (15,000 m)
Rate of climb: 50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)
Thrust/weight: >1

ARMAMENT
Nine pylons – 2 wingtip, 4 underwing, and 3 fusalage, carrying up to 13,700 lb (6,215 kg) of missiles, rockets, bombs, fuel tanks, and pods
1x 20 mm M61 Vulcan internal gatling gun
Missiles:
Air-to-air: AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-7 Sparrow, IRIS-T
Air-to-ground: AGM-45 Shrike, AGM-65 Maverick,

F-18 HORNET
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