McDonnell Douglas CF-188A Hornet (CF-18A) Aircraft Data
Photo ID 46706 by John Higgins. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188703
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 79.2 kN

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: 17.1 m.
Wing Span: 12.3 m.
Wing Area: 37.16 m²
Height: 4.66 m.
Empty Weight: 11,200 kg.
Max. Weight: 23,400 kg.
Max. Ordnance Load: 7,030 kg.
Max. Payload: 7,030 kg.
Internal Fuel: 4,925 kg.

Performance:

Max. Speed: 1,915 kph
Service Ceiling: 15,000 m.
Normal Range: 1,480 km
Max. Range: 3,335 km

Operators:

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

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Photo ID 184650 by Colin Moeser. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188A Hornet CF 18A, 188750
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