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McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet (CF-18A)

Photo ID 200907 by Rod Dermo. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188788
The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet (CF-188) is a Canadian Forces aircraft, based on the American F/A-18 Hornet.
The most visible difference between a CF-18 and a US F-18 is the 600,000 candela night identification light. This spotlight is mounted in the gun loading door on the port side of the aircraft. Some CF-18s have the light temporarily removed, but the window is always in place. Also, the underside of the CF-18 features a painted "dummy canopy".
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 18 Nov 1978
  • Initial Service Date: 1982
  • No. Built: 98
  • No. In Service: 72
  • No. of Hardpoints: 9
  • Crew: 1

Power:

2x General Electric F404-400 afterburning turbofans at 17,750 lbf

Weapons:

One 20-mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon (570 rds)
AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-120 AMRAAM,
AGM-65 Maverick, CVR7 Rockets
GBU-10/12/24/51 Paveway laser-guided, GBU-15 EO-guided, GBU-29/30/31/32/35 JDAM, , Mk 82/83/84 GP,

Dimensions:

Length:56 ft. 0 in.
Wing Span:37.50 in.
Wing Area:400 sq.ft
Height:15 ft. 4 in.
Empty Weight:24,700 lbs
Max. Weight:51,550 lbs
Max. Ordnance Load:13,700 lbs
Max. Payload:13,700 lbs
Internal Fuel:10,860 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed:1,190 mph
Service Ceiling:50,000 ft.
Normal Range:800 nm
Max. Range:1,800 nm

Operators:

Canadian Forces Air Command (4 Wing Cold Lake, 3 Wing Bagotville)

Random great photos of the McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet (CF-18A):

Photo ID 199105 by Radim Koblizka. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188783
Photo ID 127113 by Brandon Thetford. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188786
Photo ID 184650 by Colin Moeser. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188750
Photo ID 182841 by Rainer Mueller. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188765
Photo ID 41671 by Mark Munzel. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188796
Photo ID 78284 by Richard Sanchez Gibelin. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188763
Photo ID 156477 by Arie van Groen. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188757
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