Why Should This Be Added?
The Swiss Air Force (German: Schweizer Luftwaffe) is currently in possession of 30 of the F/A18C type, scheduled for retirement in the 2020s. Though the aircraft may be retired soon, the beauty of the aircraft is truly appreciated by many. Providing around-the clock, 24-hour protection of the Swiss airspace, the F/A18C has been a crucial asset to Switzerland’s national security.
The upcoming rework of the F/A-18 will provide the perfect opportunity for this livery to be added. There is currently only one livery offered for the aircraft in Infinite Flight, with hopefully more to come in the upcoming rework.
|Primary Function||Multi-role attack and fighter aircraft|
|Contractor||Prime: McDonnell Douglas; Major Subcontractor: Northrop.|
|Date Deployed||November 1978. Operational - October 1983 (A/B models); September 1987 (C/D models).|
|Unit Cost||$29 million|
|Propulsion||Two F404-GE-402 enhanced performance turbofan engines. 17,700 pounds static thrust per engine.|
|Length||56 feet (16.8 meters)|
|Height||15 feet 4 inches (4.6 meters)|
|Wingspan||40 feet 5 inches (13.5 meters)|
|Weight||Maximum Take Off Gross Weight is 51,900 pounds (23,537 kg)|
|Range:||Combat: 1,089 nautical miles (1252.4 miles/2,003 km), clean plus two AIM-9s|
|Ferry:||1,546 nautical miles (1777.9 miles/2,844 km), two AIM-9s plus three 330 gallon tanks.|
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