Country of Origin USA.
Similar Aircraft F-16 Fighting Falcon, MiG-29 Fulcrum, Su-27 Flanker, F-15 Eagle.
Crew One; TF/A-18–two.
Role US Marine Corps fighter, strike.
Armament Cannon, bombs, missiles, rockets.
Dimensions Length: 56 ft (17.08 m). Span: 37 ft, 6 in (11.44 m).

F/A-18 Hornet WEFT Description

Wings Mid-mounted, semidelta with prominent leading edge root extension on sides of fuselage from the wing to the front of the cockpit. Missiles are usually on square tips.
Engine(s) Two turbofans mounted in the aircraft rear section. Oval air intakes under the wings.
Fuselage Barrel-shaped with solid, pointed nose. Aircraft widens at the air intakes and tapers to the rear. Bubble canopy.
Tail Swept-back and tapered tail flats mid-mounted on the body. Twin, swept-back, and tapered tail fins mounted forward on the fuselage. Fins have an outward tilt.

Countries which Fly the F/A-18 Hornet

Australia, Canada, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Spain, United States of America.

F/A-18 Hornet Manufacturer Web Site

The F/A-18 Hornet was originally manufactured by McDonnell Douglas.

In 1997, McDonnell Douglas became part of Boeing.

Boeing

Books on the F/A-18 Hornet

Lock On No. 15: F/A-18 A/C & CF-18C Hornet
Lock On No. 15: F/A-18 A/C & CF-18C Hornet

This fifteenth edition of the popular LOCK ON series focuses on the details of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 A/C and CF-18C Hornet. Stunning full color photography captures the graceful lines and sophisticated details of this highly capable combat aircraft. Details highlighted include the cockpit, ejection seat, engines, landing gear, radar, avionics, armament, external stores, wing folds, in-flight refuelling receptacle, and more. Each highly detailed color photograph is accompanied by a highly informative caption to guide the reader through the details. This beautiful book of this awesome aircraft belongs in the collection of every scale aircraft modeler, as well as aviation enthusiasts, and USN veterans.

The Pentagon Paradox: The Development of the F-18 Hornet
The Pentagon Paradox: The Development of the F-18 Hornet

F/A-18 Hornet: How to Fly and Fight
F/A-18 Hornet: How to Fly and Fight

Janes At the Controls is a new series providing a ‘hands-on’ briefing of what it is like to fly and fight in modern combat aircraft.By following a hypothetical mission set sometime in the near future, the full capabilities of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 will be revealed.With its APG-65 multimode radar and infra-red search and tracking sensor, the Hornet can operate by day or by night over the harshest environment of all: the ocean.It can carry a formidable ordinance load including Harpoon anti-ship missiles and SLAM, it’s equivalent for land targets.In this scenario the Hornets will use lasar guided bombs for pinpoint precision against enemy missile craft lurking among neutral shipping.

F-18 Hornet
F-18 Hornet

Dramatic color photos give in-the-cockpit, air-to-air, and on-ground views of the F-18 Hornet and its weapons systems. The F-18 played an integral role in the Gulf War, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy as well as the air forces of Canada, Australia, and Spain.

McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet: A Photo Chronicle
McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet: A Photo Chronicle

The McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is presented here showing its development, production and use by the United States Navy, Marine Corps and by various foreign air forces. Use by the Blue Angels, and the very latest model updates are included. , over 120 color and b/w photographs.

F/A-18 Hornet: A Navy Success Story
F/A-18 Hornet: A Navy Success Story

From Air Force lightweight to Navy champion–the F/A-18 Hornet is a versatile fighting force to be reckoned with!Responsible for the Navy’s only two air-to-air kills during Desert Storm and the much-feared stinger in the Navy’s aircraft carrier strike force, the F/A-18 Hornet has an ugly duckling history. Born as Northrop’s YF-17, the design went head to head with General Dynamics’ F-16 for the Air Force’s lightweight fighter contract — and lost. This intriguing, fact- and photo-packed book, written by veteran aviation author and engineer Dennis R. Jenkins, brings readers a stop-action look at the F/A-18 Hornet’s metamorphosis from an also-ran into a military, technical, and economic triumph. Boeing F/A-18 Hornet takes you inside the cockpit for never-to-be-forgotten takeoffs, landings, and missions on the great floating airfields that are naval aircraft carriers. But even more revealingly, it places you beside the engineers, pilots, and Navy brass who turned an awkward orphan into a combat winner. Replete with never-before-revealed technical details and performance appraisals, this in-depth history of the F/A-18 Hornet closely examines the sophisticated electronic countermeasures and weapons-delivery avionics that have made this versatile warplane a hit, not just with the Navy but with foreign purchasers from Canada to Malaysia.

Boeing F/A-18 Hornet
Boeing F/A-18 Hornet

The Boeing F/A-18 Hornet is a truly unique airplane because the pilot has both fighting and bombing capabilities. This book covers its origins, and takes a detailed look at the A/B, C/D, and E/F versions. Significant dates and production by lot and block are included along with U.S. Navy and Marine Corp squadrons and foreign users. Coverage of the Hornet weaponry and the Super Hornet OpEval are provided, along with the YF-17/F-18 prototypes and F/A-18E/F systems details.

Boeing F/A-18 A/B/C/D Hornet
Boeing F/A-18 A/B/C/D Hornet

The McDonnell Douglas – Boeing F/A-18 A / B / C / D “Legacy” Hornet has been around for over 20 years, serving as the backbone of the US Navy and Marine Corps, and as the premier fighter jet for the air forces of Canada, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, Australia, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Thailand. With more than 700 full color pictures, this new publication uncovers every detail of the F/A-18 A/B/C/D Hornet, which was never published in such detail ever before; fuselage details, cockpit variants, maintenance and armament. Scale drawings and cockpit diagrams conclude this publication too.

The F/A-18 Hornet
The F/A-18 Hornet

Discusses the history of the F/A-18C Hornet jet fighter plane and its use in various missions in battle, from the Vietnamese Conflict to the war against terrorism in Afghanistan.

US Navy Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom
US Navy Hornet Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom

The F/A-18 Hornet in its various guises was the ‘universal soldier’ of OIF, with around 250 seeing combat. Flown by various squadrons and groups, the Hornet attacked a range of targets including tanks of the various Iraqi Republican Guard units and government buildings housing elements of the Baath party regime. Apart from its ability to drop precision munitions such as laser-guided bombs, the Hornet was also capable of launching anti-radar missiles and acting as an aerial tanker and reconnaissance platform for other strike types. This book explores the Hornet’s versatility which has enhanced its reputation as one of the world’s leading strike-fighter aircraft.

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