Petition For The Consideration Of F/A-18F

The poll to decide the variant of reworked F/A-18 is currently underway.

The variants to choose from are the F/A-18C Hornet and F/A-18E Super Hornet, with no twin seat options available. This further limits the already small number of operators if Super Hornet is selected.

The F/A-18E has only two operators worldwide at present: the US Navy and the Kuwait Air Force. Not much variety.

This issue could be minimised if the F/A-18F were to be added instead. This would give one more current operator (RAAF). If/when the German Air Force acquires Super Hornets I expect they’ll also be just the F model.

By selecting the F version you can potentially double the number of Super Hornet operators represented.

Secondly, the F/A-18F isnt just used for training. The second seat can also be occupied by a WSO (Weapon Systems Officer), who can reduce the workload for the pilot during missions.

Lastly, just imagine how great it would be if this came to fruition.

Least delusional Rhino supporter

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The feature category, or the forum in general, is not a place for petitions. We offered an opportunity to vote for 1 of 2 variants, also providing reasoning for the ones presented. You’re welcome to vote on an existing #features request for the /F, but the poll choices offered isn’t up for debate at this time. Thanks!

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