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MILAVIA Aircraft - McDonnell Douglas / Boeing F/A-18 Hornet

Specifications F/A-18 Hornet

F/A-18A Hornet

Powerplant: two General Electric F404-GE400 turbofans each rated 71.17 kN (16,000 lb st) with afterburning; or models constructed from early 1992, F404-GE-402 turbofans each rated at 78.73 kN (17,700 lb st) with afterburning.

Dimensions: length 17.07m (56 ft 0 in); height 4.66m (15 ft 3 in); wing span 11.43m (37ft 6 in)

Weights: take-off ('clean') 10.455 kg (23,050 lb); Max Take-Off Weight 25.401 kg (56,000 lb)

Performance: max level speed at high altitude more than Mach 1.8 or 1.915 km/h (1,190 mph); combat ceiling about 15,240m (50,000 ft)

Armament: one 20mm M61A1 Vulcan six-barrel cannon with 570 rounds; 7031 kg (15,500 lb) of disposable stores, including nuclear weapons, ASMs, AAMs, anti-radar missiles, anti-ship missiles, free-fall or guided bombs, cluster bombs, dispenser weapons, rocket launchers, napalm tanks, drop tanks and ECM pods, carried on nine external hardpoints

F/A-18 3view

F/A-18 internal fuel
Internal fuel capacity

F/A-18E 3view

F/A-18E cockpit
Cockpit of F/A-18E Super Hornet

First Published: 10 October 2002
Last Revised: 24 October 2006
Last Modified: 1 February 2016

Update log:
01 Feb 2016 Layout upgrade
24 Oct 2006 Revised