F/A 18 Rework

The wing structure of the hornet, in relation to its weight, is not suitable for flight, but he does not know this and flies anyway. - Albert Einstein


The F/A 18 Hornet is not only one of the most recognizable Fighter Jets in the world, it is also one of the most used ones.

The aircraft comes in different variants.

F/A 18 A/B
This is the Basic model. The A version has one seat and the B version has two seats.

F/A 18 C/D
This is an improved version of the F/A 18 A/B. It has improved avionics, new radar systems, …

F/A 18 E/F Super Hornet
This version is an improved version of the original hornet. Almost the whole airframe has been redesigned.

Other Versions
There are some other versions of this aircraft, lake the X-53 or the F-18 HARV.

Let’s take a look at the operators (and potential liveries):

  • Royal Australian Airforce
  • Royal Canadian Airforce
  • Finnish Air Force
  • Kuwait Air Force
  • Spain Air Force “Ejercito del Aire”
  • Swiss Air Force
  • US Navy
  • USMC
  • NASA

Here are some specs of the NASA F-18:

Speed: 1190mph
Max Alt.: 50’000ft
Range: 700mi

To be honest, I don’t know a lot about the exact differences of the single versions. What I know though is, that this aircraft is so special and so recognizable, that it deserves more attention. And it definitely deserves more than what it is today in IF.

Let’s take a look at the current airplane library. We have a lot of airliners, long haul and short haul. We have some GA aircrafts as well, like the SR-22 or the C152. We also have some fighters. The F-14, the F-16, the F-18 and the F-22. The quality of those fighters is not comparable with the quality of the newer airliners. However, the F-18 is currently the worst of all fighters. In my opinion, this plane deserves more than that. And that’s why I would love to see a rework of that gorgeous machine.

We need a high quality fighter in IF. Especially now, when we’re able to do air refueling. And since the last updates on planes were mostly on airliners, I think it’s time to take a look at the hornet.

The time that it must have taken you to make this… God Bless You!


You Got My Vote

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Coooooooool. I think you meant the C172.


Nice request, although you should still ask MODS to close the old topic before a new one is made.

Don’t worry, I already flagged it.

See you in the virtual skies,
Avex_91190

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Nice feature request! The F/A 18 is a great aircraft… it deserves more love in IF.

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Next time I will! Thank you

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Nice request! We definitely need a better F18!

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The old topic has been closed. :)

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Finnish air force🤘🤘🤘🤘🇫🇮🇫🇮🇫🇮

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Don’t forget the Blue Angels :D

Voted

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Phillipe has voted for this. Could this be… A SIGN?

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I want Spanish Air Force F-18

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You have my vote! 100%

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That’s kinda what military community is waiting for…

Voted!

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How did I not realize the truth until now? 😱

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Yes please, look forward to this

This would be great!
I don’t have any votes left though… sorry.

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better remove some then XD

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Well, the problem is, if I remove one, I’ll lose a bunch.
Or, I’ll have to remove a bunch just for this one.

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@Marc. MaxSez: I poached a vote for this one, the VMFA-212 Lancer Platform pic got my attention. Excellant Sketch! Know the Lancers well, served with them back in the day when they where warping with F-4’s.

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Original Virtual airlines such as aerosync and IFAF would benefit massively from this. I haven’t seen a worthy feature request in a while… This gets my final vote!!!

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