McDonnell Douglas CF-188B Hornet (CF-18B) Aircraft Data
Photo ID 214270 by Paul Varner. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188B Hornet CF 18B, 188923
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: 2

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)

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Photo ID 185864 by Jan Eenling. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188B Hornet CF 18B, 188928
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Photo ID 108342 by Lieuwe Hofstra. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188B Hornet CF 18B, 188923
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