F\A-18 Super Hornet full specification

F\A-18 Super Hornet is twin-engine multirole air superiority fighter aircraft which is manufactured by Boeing corporation which is based on  McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. In F\A-18 Super Hornet 'Super Hornet' redirects to ultralight aircraft.



F/A-18 Super Hornet



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region- United States


manufacturer- McDonald Douglas (1974-97) with Northrop (1974-94), Boeing (1997-now)


first flight- 29 November 1995


rolled out- In United Stats Airforce


Primary users-  United States Navy, United States Marine crops, Royal Australian Air Force, Spanish Air Force.


Number builts- 650+ as of 2019


Price per unit- $78 million US dollar as per 2019

crew-1 or 2

empty weight- 32,100lb (14,522 kg)

loaded weight- 66,000lb (29,937 kg)

power source- Two F404-GE-402 afterburning engines, each in the 18,000-pound thrust class

Hardpoint- 14


F/A-18 Super Hornet


Weapon carry capabilities- AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-7F Sparrow, AIM-120 AMRAAM, AGM-65E Maverick,  AGM-84 Harpoon, AGM-88A HARM, MK82, 10 CBU-87, 10 CBU-89,  GBU-12, GBU-24, JDAM, B-57 or B-61 Nuclear bomb


gun- M61 Vulcan 6-barrel rotary cannon with 520 rounds of 20mm ammunition nose-mounted.

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