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CF-18 Hornet
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Info
Nation Flag of Canada Canada
Class Multirole Combat Aircraft
Cost 125 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 30%
Icon WRD Air Detection Very Good
Speed 1000 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 4500 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 135 s
Icon WRD Turn radius 400
Icon WALB Year 1985
Icon WALB Type Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Icon WALB Prototype No
Weapons
Gatling Gun M61A1 Vulcan (20mm)
Cluster Bomb Mk 20 Rockeye (245kg)
AAM AIM-9M (Infrared)

The CF-18 Hornet is a multirole fighter available to Canada that first appeared in the Magna Carta DLC for Wargame: AirLand Battle.

HistoryEdit

The McDonnell Douglas CF-18 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

AirLand BattleEdit

The CF-18 Hornet is a 155-point Air Superiority Fighter, carrying four AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles, two AIM-7M Sparrow missiles, and a 20mm Vulcan cannon. The type is ideal for helicopter hunting, but can still engage enemy fighters at long ranges with its accurate AIM-7M. Its combination of arms and good speed allow the type to be used effectively to attack enemy strike platforms, as well. The CF-18 has a few drawbacks: its ECM is moderately powered, providing some protection from long-range radar guided missiles, but not particularly good protection for its 155 point cost. Also, the AIM-7M is a semi-active missile, which requires the CF-18 to continue to close with its target until the missile hits, leaving the CF-18 more vulnerable to return fire.

Red DragonEdit

The CF-18 Hornet in Wargame: Red Dragon is a 150-point multirole combat aircraft carrying eight High-Explosive Anti-Tank cluster bombs, two AIM-9M Sidewinder AAMs, and a 20mm Vulcan cannon. In effect, the CF-18 and CF-188 have reversed roles, the latter having been the strike platform in AirLand Battle. The CF-18 has slightly improved ECM (30%) to improve survivability against long range SAMs and AAMs, and the type features Very Good air detection. The CF-18's combination of arms allows the type to attack enemy armored columns as well as enemy helicopters operating in its vicinity.

The CF-18's drawbacks are largely that it lacks a long range missile to defend itself, and a fighter escort should be considered for the CF-18 when sending it to attack enemy armor.

WeaponsEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons WAB Icon M61A1 Vulcan WAB Icon AIM-9M WAB Icon AIM-7M Sparrow
Type Gatling Gun AAM AAM
Name M61A1 Vulcan AIM-9M Sidewinder AIM-7M Sparrow
Caliber 20mm IR, F&F AoE, SA
Ammo x 564 x 4 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 1750 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3500 m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 6300 m
Accuracy 8 12 10
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A N/A
AP Power 0 0 0
HE Power 1 5 6
Icon WALB Suppression 92 200 240
Rate of fire 4028 r/min 30 r/min 30 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon M61A1 Vulcan WRD Icon Mk 20 Rockeye II WRD Icon AIM-9M
Type Gatling Gun Cluster Bombs AAM
Name M61A1 Vulcan Mk 20 Rockeye II AIM-9M
Caliber 20mm 245kg Infrared
Ammo x 564 x 8 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2600 m
Ground = 3500 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 2100 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 4200 m
Accuracy 40% 15% 60%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 40% N/A 60%
AP Power 0 6 0
HE Power 1 0 5
Icon WALB Suppression 92 300 200
Rate of fire 4028 r/min 75 r/min 2 s r/min

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

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