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

Photo ID 209054 by Lieuwe Hofstra. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188783
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 20596 by Tom Gibbons. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188781
Photo ID 27623 by George Oakey, Jr.. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188703
Photo ID 27237 by George Oakey, Jr.. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188703
Photo ID 33591 by Tom Gibbons. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188709
Photo ID 146481 by Chris Albutt. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188788
Photo ID 199225 by Milos Ruza. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188783
Photo ID 129512 by David F. Brown. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188768
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