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CF-18 ASW
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Nation NATO Insignia BLUFOR
Class Multirole Combat Aircraft
Cost 160 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 40%
Icon WRD Air Detection Very Good
Speed 1000 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 4000 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 75 s
Icon WALB Year 1985
Icon WALB Type Marines, Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Weapons
Gatling Gun M61A1 Vulcan (20mm)
ASM AGM-84 Harpoon (Radar)
AAM AIM-9M Sidewinder (IR)

The CF-18 ASW is a Naval multi-role fighter available to Canadian and BLUFOR decks, first introduced in Wargame: Red Dragon.

HistoryEdit

The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 (official designation 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.

OverviewEdit

The CF-18 ASW is a 160-point Naval anti-ship variant of the CF-18/CF-188 available to Canadian and BLUFOR decks. It carries two AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, two AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles, and an internal 20mm Vulcan cannon. The CF-18 ASW features improved ECM compared to the CF-18/CF-188 (40%), making the type slightly more survivable against the tough surface to air threat brought on by enemy ships. The CF-18's AGM-84 compliment is powerful and accurate, and the type can also effectively attack enemy helicopters operating in its vicinity, or defend against enemy fighters at close range thanks to its AIM-9M's.

The drawbacks of the CF-18 ASW primarily revolve around its small weapons compliment. A single CF-18 with two AGM-84's is unlikely to damage REDFOR destroyers with superior CIWS, and will have to be sent in pairs to have a chance to saturate the target's defensive systems. The CF-18 also lacks a long range missile to deal with enemy threat fighters, leaving the type vulnerable to attack en-route to target. A fighter escort, then, is recommended when sending the CF-18 out on anti-shipping operations.

WeaponsEdit

Weapons WRD Icon M61A1 Vulcan WRD AGM-84 Harpoon WRD Icon AIM-9M
Type Gatling Gun ASM AAM
Name M61A1 Vulcan AGM-84 Harpoon AIM-9M Sidewinder
Caliber 20mm HEAT, F&F, SHIP IR, F&F
Ammo x 940 x 2 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Ground = 5600 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 1750 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3500 m
Accuracy 40% 65% 60%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 40% 65% 60%
AP Power 0 80 0
HE Power 1 4 5
Icon WALB Suppression 92 0 200
Rate of fire 4028 r/min 60 r/min 30 r/min

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