F18: A Hornet’s sting

The F/A-18 Super Hornet is a carrier-based aircraft that can carry every aerial weapon in the U.S. Navy’s arsenal. The Boeing-built fighter-bomber uses its external weaponry to attack targets on the ground in air support missions, day or night. As a fighter, it can also engage in air-to-air combat with other warplanes. A look at some sample payloads:

Air-to-Air Combat

Close Air Support


Sources: Source: Boeing Co. F/A-18 Hornet program