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Boeing FA-18H Advanced Super Hornet - EWP Assault

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Concept technical 6 view profile drawing of the Carrier Based Multi-role Two Seats Strike Fighter version.
This version showing its full Enclosed Weapon Pods Assault operation, with sets of Air to Air missiles for self defences.

The Boeing F/A-18H/I Advanced Super Hornet was created as a stop-gap to fill a void created due to deficiencies in the F-35 Lightning II program,

utilizing existing off the shelf technologies and adapting elements from the Joint Strike Fighter program along with input from current pilots the Advanced Super Hornet now possesses abilities that allow it to rightfully be called a 5th generation fighter, the airframe allows countries already using Hornet aircraft and even those who do not to seamlessly upgrade their arsenals allowing them to posses cutting edge features such as:

Redesigned Pratt and Whitney F119 thrust vectoring engines which allow to aircraft to perform at a level similar to the F-22 with a sustained turn rate of 28 degrees per second giving the aircraft the ability to utilize it's high-alpha nature beyond what it is normally capable of allowing for super-cruise, longer range and loiter time, and a lower infrared signature. A small redesign tailerons for compensate the thrust vectored nozzles performance.

Next generation RAM coating giving the aircraft a “LO” ability protecting it in contested airspace, coupled with a Special Low observable conformal fuel tanks (CFT), and an enclosed weapons pod from Boeing, allow the aircraft to conduct strike mission with increased pilot safety.

Sensor fusion featuring modified AN/APG-81 AESA radar and Electro-Optical Targeting System from the F-35 giving the aircraft unprecedented long range sensing ability, targeting, tracking, this package allows the aircraft to simultaneously use the AIM-120D at ranges over 100 miles on radar against multiple targets and the SDB unit visually against targets over 50 miles, it also allows the pilot to communicate information to other aircraft, troops, and drones via data-link, the pilot also has the JHMCS linked with AIM-9X to give high off-bore sight air-to-air combat ability to the pilot. Improved ground-attack capability through synthetic aperture radar mapping and radio emitter direction finding, electronic attack and the GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB).

General Specification:

Crew: F/A-18I: 1 F/A-18H: 2

Length: 60 ft 1¼ in (18.31 m)
Wingspan: 44 ft 8½ in (13.62 m)
Height: 16 ft (4.88 m)
Wing Area: 500 ft² (46.5 m²)
Empty weight: 33,536 lbs
Loaded Weight :47,000 lb (21,320 kg) (in fighter configuration))
Max. takeoff weight: 66,000 lb (29,937 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-200 incorporate 2D pitch-axis thrust vectoring nozzles with a range of ±20 degrees (with round type nozzles).

Maximum speed: Mach 2.5+
Supercruise Speed : 1.5
Range: >1800nmi
Service ceiling: >65,000ft
Thrust Weight: 1.08
Maxiumum designed g-load: >9g

Harpoints: 11 total: 2x wingtips, 6x under-wing, and 3x under-fuselage with a capacity of over 20,000lbs external fuel and ordnance 
Enclosed Weapon Pod: each housing 4 hardpoints 

Guns: 1x 20mm M61A2 Vulcan Cannon under the nose with 412 rounds 

Air-to-air missiles: AIM-9X Sidewinder, AIM-120D AMRAAM. 
Air-to-surface missiles: AGM-65 Maverick, AGM-84H/K Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Range (SLAM-ER), AGM-88 HARM Anti-radiation missile (ARM), AGM-154 Joint Standoff Glide Bombs (SGB), AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)
Anti-ship missile: AGM-84 Harpoon Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) 
Bombs: JDAM precision-guided munition (PGMs) Paveway series of laser-guided bombs, GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs , Mk 80 series of unguided iron bombs, CBU-78 Gator CBU-87 Combined Effects Munition, CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon, Mk 20 Rockeye II 

Conformal Fuel Tanks, Electro-Optical Targeting System, SUU-42A/A Flares/Infrared decoys dispenser pod and chaff pod Electronic countermeasures (ECM) pod AN/ASQ-228 ATFLIR Targeting pods Up to 3× 330 U.S. gallon (1,200 L) Sargent Fletcher drop tanks for ferry flight or extended range/loitering time or 1× 330 U.S. gal (1,200 L) tank and 4× 480 U.S. gal (1,800 L) tanks for aerial refueling system (ARS). 

All missiles, rockets, and gun pods are courtesy of bagera3005
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DevinArtKing's avatar

Can I use this in a fan fiction that I am proposing on writing?

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Hello there, yes you can...just add credit on your writing

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Consider it sold.  Congress will be appropriating the funds shortly.  The Commander-In-Chief thinks it's fabulous!

DevinArtKing's avatar
Very cool futuristic design!
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This is a very good rendition of an Advanced Hornet. It would go nicely with the F-15X in real life.
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My kind of hornet!
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Oh Haryo............

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I see a standard F-18F, with F414 engines nothing else
Rauch-IV's avatar
what program do you use to design these jets? i want to start doing my own. thanks!
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Keren. Ngomong2 ada niat untuk desain (Re-design) pesawat F-16?
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Great job on the Advanced Super Hornet! My nation on nationstates currently has the Advanced Super Hornet on order to replace our older Hornets.
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This is magnificent
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Thank you
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You should be proud.
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Doesn't the super hornet not have the sidewinders drooping downwards as opposed to the previous models?
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It does...the sidewinders were slight dropping downwards.
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Great job! Not bad at all as picture.
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Thanks, I do some updates.
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Thank You!
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Oh! BTW I Left You Some New Stuff For Your Version Of ThunderBirds Are Go! Vehicles.
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