Captured in flight formation, they are the Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18B Hornets. They are multi-role fighter aircraft and capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. This photo was uploaded by John Torcasio and published on unsplash.com. I use this picture as one of the collection of fighter jet wallpapers and free to download. As a picture with high resolution, this photo is perfect for customizing your desktop background. So, just download and share this photo to your friends.
About Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18A/B Hornets
There are two types of Hornets F/A: The F/A-18A (single seat) and F/A-18B (twin seat) Hornets. The Hornet was developed for the US Navy and Marine Corps, and has been a very successful aircraft. The F/A-18A and F/A-18B Hornets can undertake: air interception, air combat, close air support of ground troops and interception of enemy supply lines including shipping.
F/A-18A/B Hornets Specifications
Manufacturer: Boeing (originally McDonnell-Douglas)
Role: Multi-role fighter
Engines: Two low-bypass F404-GE-400 turbofans (7,258kg thrust each)
Airframe: Length: 17.1 m, height: 4.7 m
Wingspan: 12.4 m
Weight: 10,660 kg basic, 20,412 kg maximum
Speed: Mach 1.8 (2,200km/h)
Range: Ferrying 2,700 km (without refueling), Interdiction over 1,000 km, Combat radius 740 km
Ceiling: Above 45,000 feet
Weapons: AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), M61 Nose-Mounted 20mm Cannon, AIM-132 Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM), AGM-158 Joint Air-To-Surface Stand-Off Missile (JASSM), Practice, Conventional and Laser-Guided Bombs and Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) and Laser JDAM
Avionics: Mission computers, Helmet Mounted Cueing System, Heads-up Displays, Radar and Infrared Sensing and Targeting Systems, Electronic Warfare and Infra-Red Self Protection Systems
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