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CF-188 Hornet
WRD CF-188 Hornet
Nation Flag of Canada Canada
Class Air Superiority Fighter
Cost 130 Supply
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 30%
Icon WRD Air Detection Exceptional
Speed 1000 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 4000 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 135 s
Icon WRD Turn radius 400
Icon WALB Year 1983
Icon WALB Type Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Icon WALB Prototype No
Gatling Gun M61A1 Vulcan (20mm)
AAM AIM-9M (Infrared)
AAM AIM-7M (SemAct Radar)

The CF-188 Hornet is an exported variant of the F/A-18 Hornet for Canada that was introduced in Wargame: AirLand Battle.


The McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornet is a twin-engine, two-tail, single-seat, supersonic multi-role fighter used by the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the need to replace the CF-104 Starfighter was identified in 1977, Canada assessed several NATO aircraft to fill the role. In 1980, the F/A-18 Hornet was announced as the winner, and 98 single-seat models, along with 40 dual-seat models were ordered. The Canadian CF-18 is largely identical to US Navy variants of the F/A-18 Hornet.


AirLand BattleEdit

In Wargame: AirLand Battle, the CF-188 is a 165-point Multi-Role Combat Aircraft, carrying eight High-Explosive Anti-Tank cluster bombs, four AIM-9M Sidewinder AAMs, and a 20mm Vulcan cannon. The aircraft has good top speed, and Medium ECM. The combination of arms found on the CF-188 makes the type particularly good for attacking either armored columns, or enemy helicopters. The four highly-accurate AIM-9M's combined with the Vulcan cannon give the CF-188 several shots to deal with multiple enemy helicopters.

The chief drawbacks of the CF-188 are is ECM and the lack of a long-range air to air missile. At 165 points per aircraft with Medium ECM, making forward attacks with the CF-188 through enemy Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS) is not the best choice, and leaves the aircraft vulnerable to long-range SAMs and AAMs. Its lack of a long-range missile also makes the aircraft more vulnerable to enemy fighters, though the large compliment of AIM-9's allows the bird to defend itself well if enemy aircraft get close.

Red DragonEdit

In Wargame: Red Dragon, the CF-188 is a 150-point Air Superiority Fighter, carrying six AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles, two AIM-7M Sparrow missiles, and a 20mm Vulcan cannon. The aircraft has good ECM (30%), Very Good air detection, and a top speed of 1000km/h. With its six AIM-9M's, the CF-118 is an ideal helicopter hunter, and the AIM-7M armament also allows the aircraft to engage enemy fighters at longer ranges. The same Sidewinder compliment makes the aircraft deadly to enemy fighters if they get in close.

The main drawbacks of the CF-188 in Red Dragon are its lack of a long-range fire-and-forget missile, and that its ECM, while good, is not as good as that found on higher-cost threat fighters, which leaves the aircraft more vulnerable to return fire at longer range.


AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons WAB Icon M61A1 Vulcan WAB Icon Mk 20 Rockeye II WAB Icon AIM-9M
Type Gatling Gun Cluster Bombs AAM
Name M61A1 Vulcan Mk 20 Rockeye II AIM-9M
Caliber 20mm 245kg IR
Ammo x 564 x 8 x 4
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Ground = 3500 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 1750 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3500 m
Accuracy 8 4 12
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A N/A
AP Power 0 4 0
HE Power 1 0 5
Icon WALB Suppression 92 100 200
Rate of fire 4028 r/min 75 r/min 30 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon M61A1 Vulcan WRD Icon AIM-9M WRD Icon AIM-7M
Type Gatling Gun AAM AAM
Name M61A1 Vulcan AIM-9M Sidewinder AIM-7M Sparrow
Caliber 20mm Infrared, F&F SemiAct Radar AoE
Ammo x 564 x 6 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 2100 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 4200 m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 7700 m
Accuracy 40% 60% 50%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 40% 60% 50%
AP Power 0 0 0
HE Power 1 5 6
Icon WALB Suppression 92 200 240
Rate of fire 4028 r/min 2 s r/min 0 s r/min

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