(WIP)

**Specifications**

**Crew:** 1 (F/A-18E) or 2 (F/A-18F)

**Length:** 60.3 ft (18.38 m)

**Height:** 16 ft (4.88 m)

**Wingspan:** 44.9 ft (13.68 m) w/ missiles

**Wing area:** 500 sq ft (46.45 m²)

**Weights (F/A-18E):**

- 31,500 lb (14,288 kg) empty
- 66,000 lb (29,938 kg) maximum takeoff
- 42,900 lb (19,459 kg) maximum carrier landing

**Fuel (JP-8):**

**Internal::**

F/A-18E:14,480 lb (6,568 kg)F/A-18F:13,560 lb (6,150 kg)

**External:**9,590 lb (4,349 kg) with 3× FPU-12/A fuel tanks

**Powerplant:** 2× F414-GE-400

**Uninstalled intermediate thrust:**11,000 lbf (61.8 kN)**Uninstalled maximum thrust:**20,700 lbf (92.1 kN)**Installed maximum thrust at sea level:**

@ Mach 0.8:22,299 lbf (99.1 kN)@ Mach 0.9:23,249 lbf (103.4 kN)@ Mach 1.0:23,158 lbf (103 kN)@ Mach 1.2:19,226 lbf (85.5 kN)

**Installed maximum thrust at 5,000 ft (1.5 km):**

@ Mach 0.8:20,112 lbf (89.5 kN)@ Mach 0.9:20,622 lbf (91.7 kN)@ Mach 1.0:21,208 lbf (94.3 kN)@ Mach 1.2:20,576 lbf (91.5 kN)

**Installed maximum thrust at 20,000 ft (6.1 km):**

@ Mach 0.8:13,475 lbf (59.9 kN)@ Mach 0.9:14,402 lbf (64.1 kN)@ Mach 1.0:15,339 lbf (68.2 kN)@ Mach 1.2:16,756 lbf (74.5 kN)@ Mach 1.4:17,426 lbf (77.5 kN)

**Installed maximum thrust at 40,000 ft (12.2 km):**

@ Mach 0.8:5,681 lbf (26.1 kN)@ Mach 0.9:6,301 lbf (28 kN)@ Mach 1.0:6,983 lbf (31.1 kN)@ Mach 1.2:8,481 lbf (37.7 kN)@ Mach 1.4:10,048 lbf (44.7 kN)@ Mach 1.6:10,920 lbf (48.6 kN)

**Performances:**

(Note: ‘fighter escort configuration’ is 60% internal fuel, 2× AIM-9 Sidewinder, 2× AIM-120 AMRAAM)

**Maximum speed:**Mach 1.6 @ 36,089 ft (10,999 m)**Altitude:**53,000 ft (16,154 m)**Sustained turn rate (F/A-18E, fighter escort configuration):**

@ Sea level:18°/s@ 15,000 ft (4.5 km):11.6°/s

**Instantaneous bleed rate in a turn (F/A-18E, fighter escort configuration):**

@ Sea level:65 kt (120 km/h) per second@ 15,000 ft (4.5 km):76 kt (140 km/h) per second

**Acceleration time (F/A-18E, fighter escort configuration):**

@ 5,000 ft (1.5 km), from Mach 0.8-1.08:52.8 seconds@ 20,000 ft (6.1 km), from Mach 0.8-1.2:50.3 seconds@ 35,000 ft (10.6 km), from Mach 0.8-1.2:64.85 seconds

**Thrust-to-weight (F/A-18E, fighter escort configuration):**

@ Sea level, static:0.845@ 5,000 ft (1.5 km), Mach 0.9:0.981@ 20,000 ft (6.1 km), Mach 0.9:0.685@ 35,000 ft (10.6 km), Mach 0.9:0.385

**Specific excess power (F/A-18E, 1 g level flight, Mach 0.9, fighter escort configuration):**

@ 10,000 ft (3 km):663 ft/s (202 m/s)@ 20,000 ft (6.1 km):480 ft/s (146 m/s)@ 35,000 ft (10.6 km:234 ft/s (71 m/s)

**Maximum allowable load factor:**-3.0 ~ +7.5 g (+10 g with g-limiter override)**Angle-of-attack limitations:**None (in any symmetric configurations)**Pitch rate:**in exceed of 50°/s**Takeoff distance at 48,942 lb (22,200 kg) gross weight:**1,443 ft (440 m)**Landing distance at 34,943 lb (15,850 kg) gross weight:**2,559 ft (780 m)**Approach speed:**125 kt (231 km/h)

**Armaments:**

**Hardpoints:**11 total (2× wingtip, 6× under wing, 3× fuselage) for 17,747 lb (8,050 kg) of ordnances**Gun:**1× M61A2 20 mm gun (412 rounds)**Air-to-air missiles:**

- AIM-7M/P Sparrow
- AIM-9L/M/X Sidewinder
- AIM-120A/B/C/D AMRAAM

**Air-to-surface missiles:**

- AGM-65E/F Maverick
- AGM-84D Harpoon
- AGM-84E SLAM
- AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER
- AGM-88A/B/C HARM
- AGM-88E AARGM
- AGM-158C LRASM

**Guided bombs:**

- AGM-154C JSOW
- GBU-10/12/16 Paveway II
- GBU-24B/B Paveway III
- GBU-31/32/38 JDAM
- GBU-53/B Stormbreaker
- GBU-54/B LJDAM
- GBU-56(V)4/B LJDAM

**Unguided bombs:**

- Mk 20 Rockeye cluster bombs
- Mk 82/83/84 general-purpose bombs
- Mk 82 Snakeye high-drag bombs
- Mk 83 AIR high-drag bombs

**Unguided rockets:**

- Hydra 70 2.75-inch rockets
- Zuni 5-inch rockets

**Avionics:**

**Radar:**

- Hughes AN/APG-73 RUG II
- Raytheon AN/APG-79 (since Lot 26)

**RWR:**AN/ALR-67(V)3**EO sensors:**

- AN/AAQ-28(V)4 LITENING AT (test only)
- AN/AAQ-33(V) Sniper (operational in Kuwait, test only in USN)
- AN/ASQ-228 ATFLIR
- AN/ASD-12 SHARP
- AN/ASG-34A(V)1 IRST (since 2022)

**HMD:**JHMCS**Night vision device:**Vision Systems NVCD

**Countermeasures:**

**Internal:**

- 4× AN/ALE-47 (120 total)
- 3× AN/ALE-50 AAED or AN/ALE-55 FOTD

**External:**TADIRCM (test only)

Most of the data is ripped from Haynes Owners’ Workshop Manual (ISBN 978-1-78521-054-9), NSIAD 96-98, and official document from Boeing.