Ask A Fighter Pilot: Hornet vs Super Hornet!

Military aircraft - Post cold war aircraft, including for example B-2, Gripen, F-18E/F Super Hornet, Rafale, and Typhoon.
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basher54321

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Unread post04 Aug 2019, 14:04

Ask A Fighter Pilot: Hornet vs Super Hornet!

Awesome question! This is a question I used to ask a lot while going through flight school. I am truly fortunate to have experience flying both jets. They are both awesome machines with tremendous capability, but you’ll see why I prefer the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet by the time you finish reading.

Keep in mind that these thoughts are just my opinions and dozens of others have had the chance to fly both jets (although I’d say that most of those people would agree with most of these points).


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Unread post08 Aug 2019, 02:02

Great read, thanks for sharing!!
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Unread post08 Aug 2019, 02:58



Makes me wonder what an F-18L might have been like.

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Unread post08 Aug 2019, 14:22

Honestly, I think the F-18L would have followed in the F-16s footsteps: It would have gained considerable weight as new missions/capabilities were demanded of it.

That was a terrific demo though. Wonder what the Flanker did (taxiing in the background as Hornet lands) to Trump that?!
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Unread post08 Aug 2019, 14:31

Congrats, that was a great show.
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Unread post09 Aug 2019, 00:39

Check out the Swiss demo at the same airshow (Finland then Switzerland):

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