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CF-18 Hornet
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Info
Nation Flag of Canada Canada
Class Multirole Combat Aircraft
Cost 150 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 4000 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 90 s
Icon WALB Year 1983
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 (IR)

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 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 40% 20% 60%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 40% N/A 60%
AP Power 0 5 0
HE Power 1 0 5
Icon WALB Suppression 92 100 200
Rate of fire 4028 r/min 75 r/min 30 r/min

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

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