(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.