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F/A-18F Super Hornet

17.2k ReinMcDeer  3 months ago
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McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet
Country of Origin: United States of America
Role: Multirole Fighter
Crew: 2
Armament: 1x 20mm M61A2 Vulcan
Payload: 2x AIM-9 Sidewinder, 4x AIM-120 AMRAAM, 2x GBU-32 JDAM
Alt.Config.1: 2x AIM-9 Sidewinder, 6x AIM-120 AMRAAM
Alt.Config.2: 2x AIM-9 Sidewinder, 2x AIM-120 AMRAAM, 4x AGM-88 HARM
Alt.Config.3: 2x AIM-9 Sidewinder, 10x GBU-32 JDAM
(Alternate configurations are unlisted.)
Livery: Special US Navy VFA-2 "Bounty Hunters" (Low-Vis)

Controls
Normal Throttle/Pitch/Roll/Yaw/Landing Gear
Fire Guns: Fire 1x 20mm M61A2 Vulcan
AG1: Lights
AG2: Arrestor Hook
Hardpoint activation groups are numbered from the wingtip to fuselage.
AG3: Wingtip Hardpoint AIM-9 Manual Release
AG4: Wing Hardpoint 1 AIM-120 Manual Release
AG5: Wing Hardpoint 2 GBU-32 Manual Release
AG6: Wing Hardpoint 3+Fuselage Center Hardpoint Drop Tank Release
AG7: Fuselage Hardpoint 1 AIM-120 Manual Release
VTOL: Elevator Adjustment (Inverted)
Trim: Flaps (Inverted)
Cam1: Left Wing Cam
Cam2: Right Wing Cam

Author's Notes
- This plane is capable of doing Pugachev's cobra when slower than 350 km/h and with max upwards VTOL and max flaps (Not as well or as reliably as my Su-27)
- This uses the AIM-9X, so have fun launching missiles sideways :)
- The fuel on this plane is unlimited
- The ammo on the gun is unlimited

In-Game Name (For Reference): [RD] FA-18F

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 43.9ft (13.4m)
  • Length 60.1ft (18.3m)
  • Height 16.5ft (5.0m)
  • Empty Weight 28,704lbs (13,020kg)
  • Loaded Weight 33,957lbs (15,403kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.985
  • Wing Loading 13.5lbs/ft2 (66.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,513.5ft2 (233.5m2)
  • Drag Points 5158

Parts

  • Number of Parts 279
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    622 Otter0308

    Love this thing

    3 months ago
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    Now I'm waiting for your F-15E to come out. Noticed the extra shoulder stations of an F-15 in one of your teaser pics

    3 months ago
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    1,415 Levihugs

    @ReinMcDeer ah yes I think there is a way to do it WIZARD2017 did it with his McDonnell Douglas A-12 I know nothin bout ft so yeah.

    3 months ago
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    17.2k ReinMcDeer

    @GeneralGeneraltheKenobi It doesnt go down sadly, I dont know if there is a way to do that. The FT you're seeing is the script that makes the landing gear wait for the doors to fold out before extending

    3 months ago
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    1,415 Levihugs

    With the thing that connects to the catapult, how do you bring it down coz I see that it uses funky trees.

    3 months ago
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    1,415 Levihugs

    @MrEarth ‘ you could learn to make custom airfoils(the irl shapes of wings, instead of boxy rectangles) to make your builds look more realistic, good job nonetheless tho.’
    But that is what makes reinmcdeers build so simple but so unique.

    3 months ago
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    11.7k MrEarth

    Hey rein, this is a surprisingly fun to fly F18, its pretty accurate compared to what other people end up making.
    I would suggest making flaps extend more whilst reducing their lift as well as using the VTOL slider for flaps, and the Trim slider(the one on the right) for trim.
    oh and last thing,
    you could learn to make custom airfoils(the irl shapes of wings, instead of boxy rectangles) to make your builds look more realistic, good job nonetheless tho.

    3 months ago
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    6,010 One2

    An actually decent F/A-18F with detailing and modelling true to its' part count. If you are gonna remaster this anytime, please do pay more close attention to the Rear Landing Gear operation and suspension reactions. Excellent otherwise!

    +1 3 months ago
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    438 hRmm

    This guy joined 3.8 years ago and I find him now?

    bruh

    3 months ago
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    22.0k ALRX

    good plane

    3 months ago
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    24.8k Planes000

    Always a good day when ReinMcDeer uploads

    +1 3 months ago
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    56.6k Souka

    Not bad, the only thing that lost is canopy frame, but thats okay

    +1 3 months ago
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    14.4k AzureCorp

    @ReinMcDeer Ah, WW2 Stuff! if you're still into that later on, I'd recommend checking out the Wundewaffe vehicles, and the experimental american planes. They both had some very interesting stuff.

    3 months ago
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    8,272 WolfSpark

    @ReinMcDeer Yeah you might as well just do a VFC (any would do) livery for the tiger. That’s very plentiful

    +1 3 months ago
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    17.2k ReinMcDeer

    @AzureCorp Yeah, that's probably gonna be the next project. Been distracted by WW2 stuff and War Thunder recently. As for the skin, aggressor is probably the way to go since most of the ones I find on Google are aggressors.

    3 months ago
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    17.2k ReinMcDeer

    @WolfSpark I just made it able to cobra because of this. Also, I don't recall my F-15 being able to cobra? Granted, that was when I made my planes turn and accelerate WAY too fast.

    3 months ago
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    30.0k tsampoy

    This is just awesome

    3 months ago
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    14.4k AzureCorp

    Also, i would love a F-5 remake (perhaps an aggressor skin)

    3 months ago
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    14.4k AzureCorp

    Good stuff!

    3 months ago
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    8,272 WolfSpark

    Do I notice VFA-2 DCAG livery?
    Also the superhornet is not capable of Cobra’s. I’d like that to be fixed in the future. F-15’s are also incapable of said maneuver

    3 months ago
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    21.4k UltraLight

    Nice!

    3 months ago