McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet


The F-18 by McDonnell Douglas is a twin-engine multi-role combat aircraft. It was developed in the 1970s and since 1983 it is in use. The F-18C of the Swiss Army is single-seated, as F-18D it exists also as two seated version. The two turbines give enormous performance of the machine. Thus, climbs of up to 50000 ft/min and a maximum speed at optimum altitude of Mach 1.8 are possible. The machine is controlled electronically by a fly by wire system. In order to increase the maneuverability, the machine was designed in a way that a control without this electronic support is not possible.


Key Features

Physics Simulation

  • Full multibody aircraft that bends under load
  • Natural gear compression and damping
  • Center of mass shift when gear retracts
  • Fly by wire flight controls with auto flap/slat, approach angle of attack target, g-limiter and rudder toe-in
  • Fully simulated stabilizer motion which naturally causes slight movements of the entire airplane
  • Realistic ground effect and high angle of attack lift/drag
  • Airbrake

Aircraft Systems & Instrumentation

  • Interactive cockpit
  • Basic autopilot with attitude, heading and altitude hold mode as well as radar altitude hold (terrain follow)
  • Up front controller (UFC) with working data entry for IFF, ILS, TCN, COM and ADF
  • Digital display indicator (DDI) with working menus, several working system pages and moving map
  • Head up display (HUD) with flight path vector (FPV), E-bracket, VOR/ILS display, etc.
  • Approach angle of attack indicator

3D Model & Animations

  • High quality mesh and high resolution textures
  • Formation lights, dynamic exterior lights and realistic internal lighting
  • Full interior model
  • Canopy can be opened
  • Wings can be folded
  • Arresting hook
  • Launch bar


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