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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #75 on: February 08, 2011, 06:59:19 pm »
I just couldn't help to feel erked by the fact that so far the Silent Eagle could carry only four AMRAAMs in low-observable mode......

F-22 is the same
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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #76 on: February 15, 2011, 01:27:40 pm »
That AVWeek article had some curious info that contradicts what I've seen elsewhere - according to the article, you can stuff four AMRAAMs or a mixed load in the pod, but from what I remember of other articles and the presentation video, it's two AMRAAMS or up to 2000 lb worth of bombs, the mixed load being one 1000 lb bomb and one AMRAAM. On the other hand, the pod will also fit on the inboard stores station under each wing, bringing the total to six, or 6000 lb of bombs.

If the Japanese do get the Super Hornet, I hope they'll call it Suzumebachi - hard to pick another name for a giant Japanese Hornet... (Three-way decal swap idea: F-16C, F-2A, and F/A-18E. Super Hornet with Hinomaru on blues; F-2A done up as Super Falcon; and F-16C in Navy grays. ;D)

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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #77 on: February 15, 2011, 02:55:02 pm »
<...> Super Hornet with Hinomaru on blues <...>

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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #78 on: March 23, 2011, 01:17:17 am »
Screw the F-35. Canada shoulda bought Superbugs in the first place.
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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #79 on: March 23, 2011, 01:44:01 am »
Screw the F-35. Canada shoulda bought Superbugs in the first place.
I second that too, though it is almost impossible now(unless the Liberals somehow win the upcoming election) to change that since the government is focused on buying the F-35. It will definitely become a true "what-if".
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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #80 on: August 27, 2011, 07:34:30 pm »
If the Japanese do get the Super Hornet, I hope they'll call it Suzumebachi - hard to pick another name for a giant Japanese Hornet... (Three-way decal swap idea: F-16C, F-2A, and F/A-18E. Super Hornet with Hinomaru on blues; F-2A done up as Super Falcon; and F-16C in Navy grays. ;D)

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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #81 on: September 14, 2011, 01:47:33 pm »
I just couldn't help to feel erked by the fact that so far the Silent Eagle could carry only four AMRAAMs in low-observable mode......

F-22 is the same

It carries 6 staggered AMRAAMs and 2 Aim-9s in LO mode, the F-35 currently can carry 4 AMRAAMs in LO (stealth) and later blocks (4+) will be able to carry 6 (Block 1,2,3 can be upgraded as well)

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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #82 on: September 14, 2011, 01:51:19 pm »
I just couldn't help to feel erked by the fact that so far the Silent Eagle could carry only four AMRAAMs in low-observable mode......

F-22 is the same

It carries 6 staggered AMRAAMs and 2 Aim-9s in LO mode, the F-35 currently can carry 4 AMRAAMs in LO (stealth) and later blocks (4+) will be able to carry 6 (Block 1,2,3 can be upgraded as well)

Yeah I was actually corrected on that shortly after I said it, but the post was deleted after the thread veered off topic.  :thumbsup: You are correct on all counts
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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #83 on: October 22, 2011, 04:51:41 pm »
I know it is just the wing folding, but doesn't the SH look cool with the wing bent like this?

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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #84 on: October 22, 2011, 05:30:50 pm »
Is the wing significantly larger on the Super-Hornet?  Must be the angle but looks that way.
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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #85 on: October 22, 2011, 05:33:22 pm »
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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #86 on: October 22, 2011, 05:35:51 pm »
I know it is just the wing folding, but doesn't the SH look cool with the wing bent like this?


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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #87 on: October 22, 2011, 05:40:46 pm »
Wonder what's going to happen about the RAAF's 18 new SH option?

Wait until 2012 and you will find out.
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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #88 on: October 27, 2011, 02:07:36 am »
And has anyone thought what If F35 program crashes and burns F18E/F could be in pole position to replace many western aircraft. Be interesting seeing the E with the Royal Navy and the F replacing the Tornado in RAF

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Re: F-18 and F-17 Hornet
« Reply #89 on: October 27, 2011, 02:09:34 am »
And has anyone thought what If F35 program crashes and burns F18E/F could be in pole position to replace many western aircraft. Be interesting seeing the E with the Royal Navy and the F replacing the Tornado in RAF

Perish the thought.........  :banghead:
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