|Primary user|| United States Navy|
U.S. Marine Corps
|Length||56 ft (17.1 m)|
|Wingspan||40 ft (12.3 m)|
|Height||15.4 ft (4.7 m)|
|Loaded weight||51,900 lb (23,500 kg)|
|Maximum speed||1,190 mph (1,915 km/h)|
|Range||1,250 miles (2,000 km)|
|Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. |
|Appearances||H.A.W.X. (Main, Mobile) |
H.A.W.X. 2 (Main, Wii)
The McDonnell Douglas FA-18 RC Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation). Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations and, since 1986, by the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.
It is the recommended plane for Operation: Iron Arrow.