F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter Weapon Systems // Aircraft // Fighter


Country of Origin: USA

The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is the U.S. Navy's primary strike aircraft. It supplements aging F/A-18C/D aircraft in the air superiority/attack role and replaced the A-6E Intruder in the strike and interdiction role. The original design of the Super Hornet arose from a 1987 study for potential upgrades for the F/A-18 series of aircraft. The Super Hornet design was selected in 1991 for further development after a slew of aircraft program cancellations, including the A-12 program, a naval...

 

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