F-18 Hornet

The Swiss air force’s main fighter is the F-18C Hornet. The F-18 grew out of the YF-17 project which lost the competition to become the US air force’s light fighter aircraft to the F-16.

Development on the YF-17 continued and it became the F-18 with the US Navy. Aboard the carriers, it was mainly used as a strike aircraft but its power and agility meant it was also a remarkable fighter. Several nations acquired the aircraft as a multi-role combat aircraft from their landbases, a function it can perform with ease thanks to its adaptability.
In Europe, the F-18 is used by Finland, Spain and Switzerland, the latter operating it from bases, Meiringen and Payerne. The demonstration pilot comes from the base at Payerne.
Moreover, an advanced version of the F-18C, the F-18E Superhornet, is also a candidate to replace the Belgian air force’s F-16s. The Superhornet is more powerful, larger with the ability to carry enormous amounts of advanced munitions and equipped with the latest avionics to execute its missions effectively and safely.

F-18 Hornet
Manufacturer: Boeing
Country: Zwitserland


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