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CF-18 Hornet Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft

Crew

Two (pilot and co-pilot)

Maiden Flight

November 1978

Entry into Service

January 1983

Numbers Built

128

Length

17.07m

Wingspan

12.31m

Height

4.66m

Wing Area

37.16m²

Empty Weight

10,455kg

Loaded Weight

16,850kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

23,400kg

Type

General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofan engines

Number of Engines

Two

Thrust

71.2kN each

Maximum Speed

1,814km/h

Combat Radius

537km

Ferry Range

3,330km

Service Ceiling

15,000m

Rate of Climb

254m/s

Number of Hardpoints

Nine

Guns

1 × 20mm M61A1 Vulcan internal gatling gun

Bombs

Paveway, Mk 82, Mk 83, Mk 84, GBU-10, -12, -16 and -24 laser guided bombs

Manufacturer

Boeing Integrated and Defence Systems

Operator

Canadian Forces

Engines

General Electric

AN/AYQ-9 Stores Management System

Smiths Aerospace

High Pressure Pure Air Generators

Ultra Electronics

Avionics Systems

Harris Corporation

Air to Air Missiles (AAM)

AIM-9 Sidewinder, AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-7 Sparrow

Air to Ground Missiles (AGM)

AGM-65 Maverick and CRV7 rockets
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