McDonnell Douglas CF-188B Hornet (CF-18B) Aircraft Data
Photo ID 72056 by John Higgins. 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 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 76682 by Arie van Groen. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188B Hornet CF 18B, 188912
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Photo ID 168288 by Johannes Berger. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188B Hornet CF 18B, 188937
Photo ID 54248 by Nathan Havercroft. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188B Hornet CF 18B, 188923
Photo ID 256306 by Milos Ruza. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188B Hornet CF 18B, 188932
Photo ID 41918 by Mark Munzel. Canada Air Force McDonnell Douglas CF 188B Hornet CF 18B, 188906
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