January 2005
Sea Power;Jan2005, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p65
The article presents information on several aircrafts used by the U.S. Navy. The multimission F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter is an evolutionary upgrade of the F/A-18C/D Hornet currently in service. The F/A-18E/F is able to conduct unescorted strikes against highly defended targets early in a conflict. The single-seat F/A-18E and the two-seat F/A-18F are 4.2 feet longer than earlier Hornets, have a 25 percent larger wing area, a wing span 4.7 feet longer, and a 33 percent higher internal fuel carry that effectively increases endurance by 50 percent and mission range by 41 percent.


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