F 18 Super Hornet Year 1983
The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a supersonic carrier-capable fighter/attack aircraft. The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a combat-proven strike fighter with built-in versatility. The Super Hornet's suite of integrated and networked systems provides enhanced interoperability, total force support for the combatant commander and for the troops on the ground. The Super Hornet has the ability to carry approximately 17,750 pounds (8,032 kg) of external load on eleven stations. It has all-weather air-to-air radar and a control system for accurate delivery of conventional or guided weapons. An internal 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon is mounted in the nose. The versatility of the F-18 Super Hornet has led the aircraft to be used in such missions including; day/night strikes with precision-guided weapons, anti-air warfare, fighter escort, close air support, suppression of enemy air defense, maritime strikes, reconnaissance, forward air control (Airborne) (FAC(A)), air-to-air refueling as well as leaflet drops with payload delivery unit 5 (PDU-5) containers. Its agility an versatility are unparalleled in today's day and age.