FANDOM


USN FA-18

Summary

The F/A-18 Hornet is a twin engine all-weather carrier capable multirole fighter developed and designed by McDonnell Douglas (Now Boeing) and Northrop. It was derived from the earlier YF-17 design designed by the latter in the 1970s for use by the US Navy and Marine Corps. It has also seen service in use by several other nations, and first flew in 1978, entering service for the first time in 1983.

Powers and Stats

Tier: Varies from at least 9-B to 8-C with conventional payload, up to High 7-C with B61 Nuclear Bomb

Name: F/A-18 Hornet

Origin: Real World

Classification: Carrier-capable Multirole Fighter

Height: 4.7 meters | 4.88 meters

Length: 17.1 meters | 18.31 meters

Weight: Empty weight is 10.4 metric tons, loaded is usually 16.77 metric tons, maximum takeoff weight is 23.5 metric tons | Empty weight is 14.552 metric tons, loaded is usually 21.32 metric tons (In fighter configuration), maximum takeoff weight is 29.937 metric tons

Pilot(s): 1-2 depending on variant

Needed Prerequisite for Use: 1 pilot, some variants require 2 crew members

In use by: U.S Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, Canadian Air Force, and various others | U.S Navy, Royal Australian Air Force

Powered by: Jet Fuel powering either 2 General Electric F404-GE-402 turbofans (F/A-18C/D) or 2 General Electric F414-GE-400 turbofans (F/A-18E/F Super Hornet)

Operational Timeframe: Several hours, higher with mid-air refueling

Attack Potency: Varies from at least Wall level with Air to Air missiles and M61 cannon (Able to destroy aircraft this large in as little as one to two hits, missiles such as the AGM-65 can destroy targets such as tanks) to Building level with payload (A bomb such as the Mark 84 is packed with around 428.6 kg of Tritonal high explosive, and the Harpoon missiles can carry enough explosives to be in the Small Building+ to Building level), up to Large Town level with B61 Nuclear Bomb (The B61 Nuclear Bomb has yields of 0.3-340 kilotons)

Range: Up to a km with M61 Vulcan, up to dozens of kilometers with missiles, AIM-120 can reach up to 105 km and much further with the AIM-120D

Speed: Supersonic flight speed (Maximum speed is Mach 1.8 at 12,190 meters)

Terrain: Air

Material: Aluminum, steel, titanium, and various other materials

Durability: Wall level (Is this large)

Weaknesses: None notable

Weaponry: F/A-18C/D| F/A-18E/F

Key: F/A-18C/D Hornet | F/A-18E/F Super Hornet