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McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet
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Nation Flag United States United States
Class Multirole Combat Aircraft
Variant(s) F/A-18C Hornet
Cost 135 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 5000 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 150 s
Icon WRD Turn radius 400
Icon WALB Year 1983
Icon WALB Type Marines, Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Weapons
Autocannon M61A1 Vulcan (20mm)
AGM AGM-65E Maverick (SALH, HEAT, SA)
AAM AIM-9L Sidewinder (IR)

The F/A-18A Hornet is a multirole combat aircraft for the United States that first appeared in Wargame: AirLand Battle.

History Edit

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole combat jet, designed to dogfight and attack ground targets (F/A designation for Fighter/Attack). Designed by McDonnell Douglas and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

Overview Edit

AirLand BattleEdit

The F/A-18A Hornet represents one of the best multi role Aircraft that the United States and multi-national decks. It is a plane that is highly capable of fighting one on one fighters with most planes, unlike the F/A-18C it had Medium ECM which means that the plane can't go up against enemy Interceptors and Air Superiority Fighters that are equal or greeater than it in cost. It packs a punch with it's AGM-65E against even the most formidable PACT armoured force. It's best used defensively early on before the Enemies Integrated Air Defense Network has been suppressed and destroyed then switching to a more aggressive stance once it has been disabled.

Over all the F/A-18A is a decent and cost effective Aircraft if used intelligently, it is not a super plane and must be respected and cared for which, if done right will cause your opponents to fear the sight of a plane cruising towards their armoured columns.

Red DragonEdit

The F/A-18A Hornet in Wargame: Red Dragon is a 135-point multi-role combat aircraft available to American and NATO decks. It carries the same loadout as in AirLand Battle, however, its AGM-65E Maverick missile is now a Semi-Active Laser-Homing missile, not fire-and-forget as in ALB. It carries slightly improved ECM (30%), and its strengths and weaknesses are largely the same in Red Dragon as they are in AirLand Battle.

WeaponsEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons WAB Icon M61A1 Vulcan WAB Icon AGM-65E Maverick WAB Icon AIM-9L
Type Autocannon AGM AAM
Name M61A1 Vulcan AGM-65E Maverick AIM-9L Sidewinder
Caliber 20mm HEAT, SA IR
Ammo x 564 x 4 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Ground = 3325 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 1750 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3150 m
Accuracy 8 10 12
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A N/A
AP Power 0 30 0
HE Power 1 0 5
Icon WALB Suppression 92 150 160
Rate of fire 4028 r/min 60 r/min 30 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon M61A1 Vulcan WAB Icon AGM-65E Maverick WRD Icon AIM-9L
Type Autocannon AGM AAM
Name M61A1 Vulcan AGM-65E Maverick AIM-9L Sidewinder
Caliber 20mm HEAT, SA AoE, F&F
Ammo x 564 x 2 x 4
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2800 m
Ground = 3325 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 2100 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3850 m
Accuracy 40% 50% 50%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 40% 50% 50%
AP Power N/A 30 N/A
HE Power 1 N/A 4
Icon WALB Suppression 92 150 160
Rate of fire 4028 r/min 60 r/min 30 r/min

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