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F/A-18 Super Hornet


Super Hornet Technical Specifications

Empty WeightF/A-18E: 32,100 lb (14,552 kg)Max Takeoff Weight66,000 lb (29,937 kg)
ThrustEach engine up to 17,000 lbsCarrier Bringback PayloadF/A-18E: 9,900 lb (4,491 kg)
F/A-18F: 9,000 lb (4,082 kg)
Field Landing WeightField Landing WeightSpeedMach 1.6
Armament


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F/A-18 Super Hornet Operators


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External Dimensions
F/A-18C/D
F/A-18E/F

Wing span11.43 m
Wing span over missiles12.31 m
Wing chord (at root)4.04 m
Wing chord (at tip)1.68 m
Wing aspect ratio3.52
Width, wings folded8.38 m
Length overall17.07 m
Height overall4.66 m
Tailplane span6.58 m
Distance between fin tips3.60 m
Wheel track3.11 m
Wheelbase5.42 m
Wing span over missiles13.62 meters
Wing aspect ratio4.00
Width wings folded9.32 m
Length overall18.31 m
Height overall4.88 m
Areas

F/A-18C/D
F/A-18E/F

Wings, gross37.16 m2
Ailerons (total)2.27 m2
Leading-edge flaps (total)4.50 m2
Trailing-edge flaps (total)5.75 m2
Fins (total)9.68 m2
Rudders (total)1.45 m2
Tailerons (total)8.18 m2
Wings, gross46.45 sq. meters
Weights and Loadings

F/A-18C/D
F/A-18E/F

Weight empty10,810 kg
Maximum fuel weight:
Internal (JP5)
4,926 kg
External: F/A-18 (JP5)
3,053 kg
CF-18 (JP4)
4,245 kg
Maximum external stores load7,031 kg
Take off weight:
Fighter mission
16,651 kg
Attack mission
Approx 23,541 kg
Approx 25,401 kg
Maximum wing loading (attack mission)156,80 kg/kN
Weight, empty
Design target13.387 kg
Specification limit13.865 kg
Maximum fuel weight:
6.531 kg
External (JP5)
4.436 kg
Maximum external stores load (JP5)
8.051 kg
T-O weight, attack mission29.937 kg
Maximum wing loading620.0 kg/m2
Maximum power loading147.1 kg /kN
Performance (At Maximum Takeoff Weight)

F/A-18C/D
F/A-18E/F

Max level speedMore than Mach 1.8
Max speed, intermediate powerMore than Mach 1.0
Approach speed134 knots
Acceleration from 460 knots to 920 knots at 10,670 munder 2 min
Combat ceilingapprox 15,240 m
T-O runLess than 427 m
Minimum wind over deck:
Launching
35 knots
19 knots
Combat radius, interdiction, hi-lo-lo-hi290 nm
Combat endurance, CAP 150 nm from aircraft carrier1 h 45 min
Ferry range, unrefueledMore than 1,800 nm
Maximum level speed at altitudemore than Mach 1.8
Combat ceiling13,865 m
Minimum wind over deck:
Launching30 knots
Recovery15 knots
Combat radius specification:
Interdiction with four 1,000 lb bombs, two Sidewinders,
and two 1,818 liter (480 U.S. gallon: 400 Imp gallon) external tanks,
navigation FLIR and targeting FLIR: Forward Looking Infra-Red
hi-lo-lo-hi
390 nm
Fighter escort with two Sidewinders and two AMRAAMs
410 nm
Combat endurance: maritime air superiority, six AAMs,
three 1,818 liter external tanks, 150 nm from aircraft carrier.
2h 15 min
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