How well do you know the F/A-18?

There are many combat aircraft in the US military's arsenal, but none as unique as the F/A-18. What is the F/A-18? It is a carrier-based multi-role combat aircraft used by the US Navy and the Marine Corps.

How much do YOU know about the F/A-18? Are you a nugget just out of training, or an exceptional ace? Take this quiz and fine out if you have what it takes to earn your wings!

Created by: Robert Castellanos
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1. What is the prototype that the F/A-18 is based on?
YF-17
XB-70
YF-22
X-32
2. How many variants (versions) of the F/A-18 exist?
2
4
6
7
3. What are the F/A-18's nicknames?
Hornet, Super Hornet, Growler
Wolf, Vampire, Squid
Buzzsaw, Nailer, Hammerhead
Destroyer, Warfighter, Mauler
4. What is the F/A-18's role?
Air combat
Reconnaissance
Air-to-ground attacks
SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses)
All of the above
5. What is the F/A-18's service ceiling? (The highest an aircraft can go)
50,000ft
60,000ft
40,000ft
70,000ft
6. How many crew members does the F/A-18F Super Hornet have?
1
2
7. How many weapons stations are on the Super Hornet's wings(total)?
8
6
4
10
8. What are the Super Hornet's primary air-to-air weapons?
AIM-9X Sidewinder short-range heat-seeking missile
AIM-120C AMRAAM (Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile)
M61A2 Vulcan 20mm rotary cannon
All of the above
9. What is the most precise weapon in the F/A-18's air-to-ground arsenal?
GBU-31/-32 JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition)
AGM-154 JSOW (Joint Stand-Off Weapon)
Paveway III laser-guided bombs
None of the above
10. What type of engines are used on the F/A-18E and -F Super Hornet?
F414-400
F404-400
F119
F135

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