Switzerland Air Force McDonnell Douglas FA/18C Hornet (J-5014)

Switzerland Air Force FA/18C - J-5014

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.

Aircraft Stats

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)
Airspeed Mach 1.7+
Ceiling: 50,000+ feet
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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Thanks for reading, feel free to drop a vote. 🇨🇭

that looks beautiful
unfortunately i’m out of votes
i’ll support this :)

Im also out of votes but i will definatley support this! It looks very nice

@Pingu remind me to vote once this update gets closer. I love Switzerland! This would be a great addition, you definitely have my support.