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F/A-18F Super Hornet V2.6

47.1k ReinMcDeer  5 months ago
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McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet
For SimplePlanes

Country of Origin: United States
Role: Multirole Fighter
Crew: 2
Livery: Special US Navy VFA-2 “Bounty Hunters” (High-Vis)

While it shares the same designation as its predecessor, the F/A-18C/D, the F/A-18F Super Hornet is practically a new aircraft. Affectionately nicknamed the “Rhino,” it has a larger airframe, active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, increased payload, improved avionics, and a reduced radar cross section. The F/A-18F is a versatile aircraft, being able to not only effectively engage air and ground targets, but also act as an aerial refueling tanker and conduct reconaissance operations. Another variant of the F/A-18F, the EA-18G Growler, is also capable of electronic warfare.

The United States Navy is the primary operator of the F/A-18F, but it is also in use by Australia and Kuwait and Germany, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland, and India are considering purchasing the F/A-18F as a replacement for older airframes. Read more...


Weaponry
Armament: 1x 20mm M61A2 Vulcan
[Def.Config] 2x AIM-9M Sidewinder, 4x AIM-120C AMRAAM, 2x Mk83 LDGP, 3x Drop Tank
[Alt.Config.1] 2x AIM-9X Sidewinder, 6x AIM-120C AMRAAM, 1x Drop Tank
[Alt.Config.2] 2x AIM-9M Sidewinder, 3x AIM-120C AMRAAM, 2x AGM-88 HARM, 2x ADM-141A TALD, 2x GBU-38 JDAM, 1x AN/ASQ-228 ATFLIR, 1x Drop Tank
[Alt.Config.3] 2x AIM-9M Sidewinder, 4x AGM-84E SLAM, 2x AIM-120C AMRAAM, 1x Drop Tank
[Alt.Config.4] 2x AIM-9M Sidewinder, 3x AIM-120C AMRAAM, 2x AGM-65D Maverick, 2x Mk82 LDGP, 2x GBU-38 JDAM, 1x AN/ASQ-228 ATFLIR, 1x Drop Tank
[Alt.Config.5] 2x AIM-9M Sidewinder, 10x GBU-38 JDAM, 1x AN/ASQ-228 ATFLIR, 1x Drop Tank
[Alt.Config.6] 2x AIM-9M Sidewinder, 4x AIM-120C, 4x Mk83 LDGP, 1x Drop Tank


Controls
Normal [Throttle]/[Pitch]/[Roll]/[Yaw]/[LandingGear]
- [Throttle = 85% to 90%] Military Power
- [Throttle = 90% to 100%] Afterburner
[VTOL] Elevator Trim (Inverted)
- [VTOL = -100%] Overpitch
**[Trim = -100% to 0%]
Flaps (Inverted)
- [Trim = 0%] Auto Flaps
- [Trim = 0% to +100%] Flaps Up Override
[FireGuns] Fire 1x 20mm M61A2
[AG1] Lights
[AG2] Arrestor Hook
[AG8] Master Arm
Hardpoint Activation Groups
[AG3] Wingtip Hardpoint AIM-9M Manual Release
[AG4] Wing Hardpoint 1 Mk83 Manual Release
[AG5] Wing Hardpoint 2 Mk83 Manual Release
[AG6] Wing Hardpoint 3/Fuselage Center Hardpoint Drop Tank Release
[AG7] Fuselage Hardpoint 1 AIM-120C Manual Release
Cameras
[Cam1] Left Wing View
[Cam2] Right Wing View
[Cam3] Targeting Pod View (Alt.Config.2/4/5)


Author's Notes
- Fuel and gun ammo is unlimited.
- On takeoff from runways, I recommend 50% flaps with 50% trim. Get to around 300 km/h and give slight taps for the pitch to avoid tail striking. (For keyboard users) From the carrier, use 100% flaps.
- On landing, use the trim to achieve your glide slope and adjust using pitch. (For keyboard users)
- Overpitch allows for cobra maneuver, and with some practice, kulbit maneuvers(ish). This is easier if you release the munitions.


Weapons Changelog
Uses [RD] Weapons Balancing Database Version 1.3.

New Weapons
- AIM-9X Sidewinder: Advanced heat-seeking missile with high off-boresight capabilities.
- ADM-141A TALD: Decoy craft designed to distract enemy radars (Mostly non-functional).
- AN/ASQ-228 ATFLIR: Targeting pod.
- AGM-84E SLAM: Cruise missile developed from the AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile.


XML Changelog
[V2.1 05/30/2022] Reworked flight model. Rudder control surfaces now react to angle of attack. Auto flaps have been added. Variable integration allows for easier fine-tuning of flight model. AGM-65D model updated.
[V2.2 06/08/2022] Rudder control surfaces now react more to angle of attack. (Same behavior as slats.) Weapons updated to WBD V1.0.
[V2.3 07/14/2022] New energy retention system.
[V2.4 08/06/2022] Updated energy retention and pitch values.
[V2.5 08/09/2022] Improved targeting pod tracking. FCS now has stabilized yaw. Slat FT changed. Slight changes to handling. Overpitch is now disabled above 680 km/h.
[V2.6 08/18/2022] Slight changes to flight model.


In-Game Name: [RD] FA-18F

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 4 airplane(s) +28 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 43.9ft (13.4m)
  • Length 60.1ft (18.3m)
  • Height 16.1ft (4.9m)
  • Empty Weight 32,604lbs (14,789kg)
  • Loaded Weight 49,841lbs (22,607kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.881
  • Wing Loading 90.7lbs/ft2 (442.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 549.6ft2 (51.1m2)
  • Drag Points 1726

Parts

  • Number of Parts 348
  • Control Surfaces 8
  • Performance Cost 1,736
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    @ReinMcDeer I did that correctly but still can't landing on the carrier. But when i did landing on a regular runway it works.
    Only landing it on the carrier just something like almost impossible.

    4 months ago
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    47.1k ReinMcDeer

    @WolfHunter9111 You're probably descending too quickly. Use the VTOL slider to get your glide slope and adjust with taps of pitch.

    +1 4 months ago
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    The plane cannot landing in the carrier. The landing gear always exploded

    4 months ago
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    Hey ReinMcDeer, I'm up for commission or help if you need help with anything!

    4 months ago
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    47.1k ReinMcDeer

    @DeveloperKorzalerke goin for the DCS vibe :v

    +2 4 months ago
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    10.7k JesusChrist

    For SimplePlanes

    I'm glad you clarified this, i was seconds away from requesting one of these for my air force, thanks for the disclaimer!

    +1 4 months ago
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    2,040 Krikkit42

    @ReinMcDeer Yeah, I heard about the energy issues with both the legacy Hornet and the „Rhino“. Apparently, maneuvering (bfm, acm) loses the Hornet a lot of energy which it has a hard time regaining in comparison with other fighters. Thanks for being open to discussion, though!

    +1 5 months ago
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    @ReinMcDeer
    then again the f is a 2 seater, and who doesn't love 2 seat fighters?

    +3 5 months ago
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    47.1k ReinMcDeer

    @ZeroWithSlashedO I feel like its 50/50. Personally, I like the F, but that's only because that's the one I grew up seeing more of. COUGH COUGH BATTLEFIELD 3 COUGH COUGH

    +2 5 months ago
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    16.9k JessaLeih

    This is really neat

    +1 5 months ago
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    29.3k SyntheticL

    o-O Fascinating.

    +1 5 months ago
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    @ReinMcDeer
    I haven't downloaded it but I think I will when I make a super hornet :)
    also is it just me or does the f feels like it's more popular than the e?

    +1 5 months ago
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    47.1k ReinMcDeer

    @ZeroWithSlashedO Hope you found the inlet technique useful :)

    5 months ago
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    47.1k ReinMcDeer

    @Krikkit42 The engine power is correct and the drag points is already quite low.
    It should take a while to get to mach because the hornet isn't the best in terms of energy addition.
    I'll take a look though.

    +1 5 months ago
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    2,040 Krikkit42

    Deer Sir, I adore your builds! This is yet another example of a near-perfect simple plane. I’m also a great fan of the numerous alternate loadouts.

    One little thing had me wondering while maneuvering: It seems like the main engines might be a wee bit underpowered. I realize that a fully loaded Foxtrott Super Hornet is not gonna go supersonic at sea level with three drop tanks. However, even when the entire combat load (default version) is jettisoned, it takes the plane a significant while to get to, and then above Mach 1 at, say, 20,000 ft. Is this intentional or would you care to revise the thrust in order to give it a little more oomph?

    Again: not a major point of criticism, just nitpicking. ;-)

    Cheers

    +2 5 months ago
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    Hooray!!!

    5 months ago
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    603 hRmm

    how do you make simple but good looking stuff everytime

    5 months ago
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    this is cool
    updoot

    +2 5 months ago
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    nice super hornet

    maybe a f35c next?

    @ReinMcDeer

    +4 5 months ago
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    Monke

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    5,911 G2

    hot
    i see this in mp.

    +3 5 months ago
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    10.7k JesusChrist

    YES I WIN!!! No jetstream, just tags!

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    47.1k ReinMcDeer

    👇 Please use your jeTsTream. 👇
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