Highly detailed FA18E Superhornet of the United States Navy. Complete with weapons load, under-carriage, cockpit and pilot. Also available as a VRay Max2009 version, ready to render as illustrated.
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The Bo-eing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a twin-engine 4.5 generation carrier based multirole fighter aircraft. The F/A-18E single-seat variant and F/A-18F tandem-seat variant are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18C and D Hornet. The Super Hornet has an internal 20 mm gun and can carry air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface weapons. Additional fuel can be carried with up to five external fuel tanks and the aircraft can be configured as an airborne tanker by adding an external air refueling system.
Designed and initially produced by McDonnell Douglas, the Super Hornet first flew in 1995. Full-rate production began in September 1997, after the merger of McDonnell Douglas and Bo-eing the previous month. The Super Hornet entered service with the United States Navy in 1999, replacing the F-14 Tomcat since 2006, and serves alongside the original Hornet. The Royal Australian Air Force ordered F/A-18F Super Hornets in 2007 to replace its aging F-111 fleet and began receiving aircraft in March 2010.
* Crew: F/A-18E: 1, F/A-18F: 2 * Length: 60 ft 1¼ in (18.31 m) * Wingspan: 44 ft 8½ in (13.62 m) * Height: 16 ft (4.88 m) * Wing area: 500 ft² (46.45 m²) * Empty weight: 30,600 lb (13,900 kg) * Loaded weight: 47,000 lb (21,320 kg) (in fighter configuration) * Max takeoff weight: 66,000 lb (29,900 kg) * Powerplant: 2× General Electric F414-GE-400 turbofans o Dry thrust: 14,000 lbf (62.3 kN) each o Thrust with afterburner: 22,000 lbf (97.9 kN) each * Internal fuel capacity: F/A-18E: 14,400 lb (6,530 kg), F/A-18F: 13,550 lb (6,145 kg) * External fuel capacity: 5 × 480 gal tanks, totaling 16,380 lb (7,430 kg)