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NASA - F-18 Performance / Specifications
September 17, 2008
 

Dimensions:



Length: 56 ft long (17.06 m)
Wingspan: 40 ft, 4 in (12.29 m)
Gross weight: 40,000 lb

Primary Mission / Capabilities:


  • Research support
  • Photo/video chase
  • Pilot proficiency

Performance



Speed: Mach 1.7 (1190 mph)
Operating altitude: 50,000 ft, max
Range/duration: 1 hr, 10 min, 700 mi (w/o tank)
1000 mi, 2 hr (w/centerline tank)
Engine: Two GE F404 turbofan engines
Engine thrust: 17,700 lb (8028.58 kg) per engine
Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas (Boeing)



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