F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a twin-engine carrier-based multirole fighter, a larger redesign variant of the F/A-18 Hornet.

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F/A-18E/F Super Hornet - General Data and Specifications:
Type Carrier-based multirole fighter
Place of Origin United States of America
Service Period and Status 2001 (IOC) - present (in service)
Designer McDonnell Douglas
Manufacturer and Builders McDonnell Douglas
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Program & Unit Cost Program cost:
US$48.09 billion (through FY2011) - Total procurement

Unit cost:
US$70.5 million (2017 flyaway cost)
Production Period 1995–present
Number Built 600 as of October 2018
Variants Boeing EA-18G Growler
Related Projects McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Mass / Weight Empty weight:
32,081 lb / 14,552 kg

Loaded weight:
47,000 lb / 21,320 kg (in air-to-air configuration)

Max. takeoff weight:
66,000 lb / 29,937 kg
Length 60 ft 1¼ in / 18.31 m
Height 16 ft / 4.88 m
crew F/A-18E: 1 (pilot)
F/A-18F: 2 (pilot and weapon systems officer)
Wingspan 44 ft 8½ in / 13.62 m
Wing Area 500 ft² / 46.5 m²
Wing Loading 94.0 lb/ft² / 459 kg/m²
Powerplant 2 × General Electric F414-GE-400 turbofans
Thrust Dry thrust:
13,000 lbf / 62.3 kN each

Thrust with afterburner:
22,000 lbf / 97.9 kN each
Fuel Capacity Internal:
F/A-18E: 14,700 lb / 6,667 kg
F/A-18F: 13,760 lb / 6,241 kg

External:
Up to 4 × 480 gal tanks, totaling 13,040 lb / 5,914 kg
Speed At high altitude (40,000 ft / 12,190 m):
Mach 1.8 / 1,190 mph / 1,915 km/h
Operational Range Range:
1,275 nmi / 2,346 km clean plus two AIM-9s

Combat radius:
390 nmi / 449 mi / 722 km for interdiction mission

Ferry range:
1,800 nmi / 2,070 mi / 3,330 km
Service Ceiling 50,000+ ft / 15,000+ m
Rate of Climb 44,882 ft/min / 228 m/s
Thrust-to-Weight Ratio 0.93 (1.1 with loaded weight & 50% internal fuel)
G-Load Factor 7.6 g