Super Hornet Takes Flight

Just Flight has announced the DC Designs F/A-18 E, F & G Super Hornet for FSX and Prepar3D is out now.

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This detailed simulation of the F/A-18E, F & G Super Hornets includes the 'E' Hornet strike attack and fleet defence fighter, the twin-seat 'F' version and the EA-18G 'Growler' which performs an airborne electronic countermeasure role while retaining full combat capability.

It features nine high-definition paint schemes, realistic user-defined payloads (including guided missiles, rockets, bombs, external fuel tanks and reconnaissance pods) and detailed animations. Both the front and rear pilot positions are modelled and the aircraft features a 3D virtual cockpit with smoothly animated 3D instruments and custom-coded systems and avionics.

Among the other features are control surfaces, modelled to mimic the Super Hornet’s 'active' fly-by-wire systems, moving map displays, fully coded Up Front Control Panel for navigation and radio, custom-coded radar for live target intercepts, MFDs and HUD with an authentic layout based on the real F/A-18.

Full radio-navigation compatibility with SimWorks Studio’s CEX aircraft carriers. Tune the relevant frequency, get a range and bearing, and navigate to a SWS aircraft carrier in any weather, day or night!

The Real Super Hornet

The Super Hornet first flew in 1995, with full production beginning two years later. It entered service with the US Navy in 2001, replacing the Grumman F-14 Tomcat in the fleet defence and strike roles. Featuring high commonality between all three airframe types, the 'E' Hornet is a strike attack and fleet defence fighter, supported in both roles by the twin-seat 'F' version, while the EA-18G 'Growler' performs an airborne electronic countermeasure role, while retaining full combat capability. All three types have seen active service with the United States Navy in theatres across the world. The Super Hornet also serves with the Royal Australian Air Force.

DC Designs F/A-18 E, F & G Super Hornet is available on the Just Flight website for £26.99 (appro. €33.75/$40.99).