McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet Aircraft Data
Photo ID 12714 by Darren Mottram. Australia Air Force McDonnell Douglas F A 18A Hornet, A21 4
The F/A-18 Hornet is an all-weather carrier-capable multirole fighter jet, designed to attack both ground and aerial targets.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 1978
  • Initial Service Date: 1983
  • No. Built: 1,458
  • No. In Service: 1,400 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 9
  • Crew: 1

Power:

2x General Electric F404-400 afterburning turbofans at 32,000 lbf

Weapons:

One 20-mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon (570 rds)
AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-120 AMRAAM, AIM-132 ASRAAM
AGM-45 Shrike, AGM-62 Walleye, AGM-65 Maverick, AGM-84 Harpoon, AGM-84 SLAM, AGM-84 SLAM-ER, AGM-88 HARM, AGM-123 Skipper, AGM-154 JSOW
GBU-10/12/24/51 Paveway laser-guided, GBU-15 EO-guided, GBU-29/30/31/32/35 JDAM, B-57/61 nuclear, Mk 82/83/84 GP, Mk 20 Rockeye, BLU-107 Durandal, CBU-59 cluster

Dimensions:

Length: 56 in.
Wing Span: 37.50 in.
Wing Area: 400 sq.ft
Height: 15.25 in.
Empty Weight: 37.50 lbs
Max. Weight: 56,000 lbs
Max. Ordnance Load: 15,500 lbs
Internal Fuel: 10,860 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 1,190 mph
Normal Range: 800 nm
Max. Range: 1,800 nm

Operators:

Australia (Royal Australian Air Force)
Canada (Canadian Armed Forces, Air Command)
Finland, Suomen Ilmavoimat (Finnish Air Force)
Kuwait, al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya (Kuwaiti Air Force)
Malaysia, Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (Royal Malaysian Air Force)
Spain, Ejército del Aire Española (Spanish Air Force)
Switzerland, Schweizer Luftwaffe (Swiss Air Force)
United States (US Marine Corps)
United States (US Navy)
United States (NASA)

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