F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

Operator: Kuwait
Status: Impending deal
Number: 28-40
Cost: $3 billion
Acquired: Unknown
General Specs
Country of origin: United States
Role: Multirole fighter
Manufacturer: Boeing (originally McDonnell Douglas)
Introduced: November 1995
Power plant: 2 x General Electric F414-GE-400
Thrust: 44,000 lbs (9,977 kg)
Wingspan: 44.9 ft (13.7 m)
Length: 60.3 ft (18.5 m)
Height: 16 ft (4.9 m)
Weight (empty): E model: 32,100 lbs (14,552 kg)
Maximum takeoff weight: 66,000 lbs (29,937 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 14,700 lbs (6,668.8 kg)
Speed: 1,227.6-1,381.1 mph (Mach 1.6-1.8 / 1,960 km/h)
Ceiling: 50,000+ ft (15,240+ m)
Range: Combat: 1,467.2 miles (1,275 nm/2,346 km)
Ferry: 1,910.3 miles (1,660 nm/3,054 km) w/ 3 x 480 gal external tanks
Crew: E variant: 1 / F variant: 2
Armament: 11 x hardpoints
Guns: 1 x M61A1/A2 Vulcan 20mm
Air-to-air: AIM-9 Sidewinder
AIM-7 Sparrow
Air-to-ground: AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile
AGM-88 HARM anti-radiation missile
AGM-65 Maverick missile
AGM-84E Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM)
AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER air launched cruise missile
AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW)
AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)
GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) 2,000 lb bomb
GBU-32 JDAM 1,000 lb bomb
GBU-38 JDAM 500 lb bomb
GBU-54 Laser JDAM 500 lb bomb
GBU-10 Paveway II 2,000 lb bomb
GBU-12 Paveway II 500 lb bomb
GBU-16 Paveway II 1,000 lb bomb
GBU-24 Paveway III 2,000 lb bomb
Mk 84 2,000 unguided bomb
Mk 83 1,000 unguided bomb
Mk 82 500 unguided bomb
CBU-97 Sensor Fused Weapon
CBU-87 cluster bomb
CBU-78 GATOR air-dropped mines
Radar/Sensors: AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar
AN/ASQ-228 advanced targeting forward looking infrared (ATFLIR) targeting pod
Infrared search and track (IRST) system
Countermeasures/Defenses: AN/ALR-67(V)3 digital radar warning receiver (RWR)
AN/ALQ-214 Integrated Defensive Countermeasures (IDECM)
AN/ALE-47 countermeasures dispenser
AN/ALE-50 towed decoy
Misc Systems: Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS)
Low radar cross section (RCS)
AN/ARC-210 VHF/UHF airborne communications system



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