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F/A-18E/F Super Hornet



The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a supersonic carrier-capable fighter/attack aircraft. The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a


larger and more advanced derivative of the F/A-18C/D Hornet. The Super Hornet entered service with the United States Navy in


1999, replacing the F-14 Tomcat since 2006 and will serve alongside the original Hornet. The Super Hornet was ordered in 2007


by the Royal Australian Air Force to replace its aging F-111 fleet.



Airframe changes.The forward fuselage is unchanged while the wing, center and aft fuselage, tail surfaces and power plants


are new. The wing area of the Super Hornet is 25% larger.The fuselage was stretched to carry more fuel and room for future


avionics upgrades. An engine with 35% more power, the General Electric F414, was developed from the Hornet's F404 to power


this larger, heavier aircraft.The Super Hornet can return to an aircraft carrier with a larger load of unspent fuel and


munitions than the original Hornet. The term for this ability is known as "bringback". Bringback for the Super Hornet is in


excess of 9,000 pounds (4,000 kg).


Other differences include rectangular intakes for the engines, a reduced radar cross section (RCS), two extra wing hard


points for payload, and other aerodynamic changes.One of the most significant of which is the inclusion of significantly


enlarged leading edge extensions (LEX) which provide improved vortex lifting characteristics in high angle of attack


maneuver, and reduce the static stability margin to enhance pitching characteristics. This results in pitch rates in excess


of 40 degrees per second.[ In the end, the Super Hornet shared little with earlier F/A-18s aft of the forward fuselage. The


Super Hornet has 42% fewer structural parts than the original Hornet design.Flight characteristics include being highly


departure resistant through its flight envelope, and having high angle-of-attack with care free flying qualities for combat


and ease of training.



Radar signature reduction measures


Survivability is an important feature of the Super Hornet design. The US Navy says that a "balanced approach" to


survivability was built in to the design.This means that it does not rely on low-observable technology such as stealth


systems-to the exclusion of other survivability factors. Instead, its design incorporates a combination of stealth, advanced


electronic-warfare capabilities, reduced ballistic vulnerability, the use of standoff weapons, and innovative tactics that


cumulatively and collectively enhance the safety of the fighter and crew.


The F/A-18E/F's radar cross section was reduced greatly from some aspects, mainly front and rear.The design of the engine


inlets reduce the aircraft's forward sector radar cross section. The alignment of the leading edges of the engine inlets is


designed to scatter radiation to the sides. Fixed fanlike reflecting structures in the inlet tunnel divert radar energy away


from the rotating fan blades.


The Super Hornet also makes considerable use of panel join serration and edge alignment. Considerable attention has been paid


to the removal or filling of unnecessary surface join gaps and resonant cavities. Where the F/A-18A-D used grilles to cover


various accessory exhaust and inlet ducts, the F/A-18E/F uses perforated panels that appear opaque to radar waves at the


frequencies used. Careful attention has been paid to the alignment of many panel boundaries and edges, to scatter traveling


waves away from the aircraft.


It is claimed that the Super Hornet employs the most extensive radar cross section reduction measures of any contemporary


fighter, other than the F-22 and planned F-35. While the F/A-18E/F is not a true stealth fighter like the F-22, it will have


a frontal RCS an order of magnitude smaller than prior generation fighters.





While there are some similar cockpit items of the original Hornet, the Super Hornet features a touch-sensitive, up-front


control display; a larger, liquid crystal multipurpose color display; and a new engine fuel display.The Super Hornet has a


quadruplex digital fly-by-wire system, as well as a digital flight-control system that detects and corrects for battle


damage.Super Hornet production started with the APG-73 radar. The APG-79 AESA radar was introduced later (see the upgrade


section below).


The AN/ASQ-228 ATFLIR (Advanced Targeting Forward Looking InfraRed), is the main electro-optical sensor and laser designator


pod for the Super Hornet. Defensive systems are coordinated through the Integrated Defensive Countermeasures system (IDECM).


The IDECM system includes the ALE-47 countermeasures dispenser, the ALE-50 towed decoy, the AN/ALR-67(V)3 radar warning


receiver, and the ALQ-165 Airborne Self-Protect Jammer (ASPJ). Aircrew have the ability to use night vision goggles (NVG) for


Super Hornet operations which means the aircraft interior and exterior lighting are NVG compatible.







F/A-18F Super Hornet


Skins by 101tfs and Erwin_hans


3D Model by 101tfs


Flight Model by Erwin_hans


INI work by 101tfs and Erwin_hans


Effects by 101tfs and Erwin_hans


Original F/A-18A/B Cockpit by TMF modified to an F-18E/F by Erwin_hans.








For Cockpit:


Based at TMF's F/A-18A,and littlesmoke's FA-18a panel repaint v1.1




For avionics:


I used some TGAs from Moonjumper aka Crusader's F-15C MISP, and HUD I used C-15 Spanish EF-18 HORNET by sordo


RWR Symbology from Fubar512



I didn't change much the F/A-18A's FM because of F and A are not too different.




Some infors come from CAers:


AmokFloo,littlesmoke,76.IAPBlackbird,Vampyre,Silverbolt,ArturR,rovert97,Dave,Hrntfixr,ace888..........and others


Really hanks you a lot ! :-) :ok::biggrin:





1, unzip the FA-18F.rar






2,Copy ALL FA-18F folder and to ALL files from pilot folder to :


Strike Fighters\Objects\aircraft directory






3,Copy ALL effect folder and to ALL files from pilot folder to :


Strike Fighters\effect directory






4,Copy ALL weapon folder and to ALL files from pilot folder to :


Strike Fighters\Objects\weapon directory


Open included 'AddToWeaponData INI.txt' files. copy text and paste into WEAPONDATA.INI file. and change numbers to your


current list. Run WeaponEditor and resave it.







5,then............enjoy it :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:




******** EVERYONE CAN USE THESE MODELS for all Third Wire projects, as you want.************************



Erwin_Hans and 101tfs

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bueno, el modelo funciona bien, da gusto hacer unos vuelos con el !!!!


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