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RAAF F-18 Super Hornet squadrons
« on: June 15, 2009, 01:42:23 AM »
In Australia four squadrons are to be equiped with the F-18 Hornet.

These are.
Our front line fighter group.
     * No 75 Squadron, RAAF Base Tindal, near Katherine Northern Territory
  
 Plus

    * No 3 Squadron, RAAF Base Williamtown, near Newcastle New South Wales
    * No 77 Squadron, RAAF Base Williamtown New South Wales.
    * No 2 Operational Conversion Unit, RAAF Base Williamtown, who train pilots transferring to Hornet squadrons.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2009, 03:36:53 AM by AVIATOR »

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Re: RAAF F-18 Super Hornet squadrons
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 02:06:05 AM »
Thanks AVIATOR
When do you guys get your Super Hornets?  Who do you might a third customer USN, Australia, ?

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Re: RAAF F-18 Super Hornet squadrons
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 03:51:11 AM »
They are on offer to a few countries like Brazil, Greece and Denmark.
We get ours next year in 2010

« Last Edit: June 15, 2009, 04:09:35 AM by AVIATOR »

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Re: RAAF F-18 Super Hornet squadrons
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 08:35:51 AM »
what is the difference between hornet and Super hornet?
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Re: RAAF F-18 Super Hornet squadrons
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 08:40:08 AM »

The single seat F/A-18E and two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornets carry over the name and design concept of the original F/A-18, but have been extensively redesigned. The Super Hornet has a new, 25% larger airframe, larger rectangular air intakes, more powerful GE F414 engines based on F/A-18's F404, and upgraded avionics suite. The aircraft is currently in production and will eventually equip 22 squadrons. The EA-18G Growler is an electronic warfare version of the two-seat F/A-18F, which entered production in 2007. The Growler will replace the Navy's EA-6B Prowler.

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Re: RAAF F-18 Super Hornet squadrons
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 08:45:44 AM »
thanks for the update. is there a trace of IAI over there?
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Re: RAAF F-18 Super Hornet squadrons
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 08:48:52 AM »
Say that again El?

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Re: RAAF F-18 Super Hornet squadrons
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009, 01:31:10 AM »
India as well... 126x for the MMRCA requirement... my bet is on the F-16 though.

Say that again El?

I guess he means a subsidiary or division of IAI in Australia?
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Re: RAAF F-18 Super Hornet squadrons
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2009, 10:55:21 AM »
If the IAI is in business here El, I don't know about it and a search bought up nothing.

Thanks for the explaination Niels.

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Re: RAAF F-18 Super Hornet squadrons
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2009, 11:10:34 AM »
IAI?

international aircraft industry??


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Re: RAAF F-18 Super Hornet squadrons
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2009, 11:14:34 AM »
Isn't it Israeli Aircraft Industries? Buggered if I know!

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Re: RAAF F-18 Super Hornet squadrons
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2009, 11:47:19 AM »
Israel Aerospace Industries

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