Hornet

Hornet CF118 (CF-18), B Model

McDonnell-Douglas (Boeing)

Tail #:  188911

Dimensions:  12.31m (with missiles), Length: 17.07m, Height: 4.66m

Max Weight:  22,387 kg

Max Speed:  Mach 1.8 (2,200 km/h at sea level)

Crew:  2 pilots

Role:  Fighter/Trainer

In service:  since 1983

The Hornet at the National Air Force Museum of Canada entered service in 1982. It was used as a training aircraft, and thus carries two pilots, by 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron in Cold Lake, Alberta, which is the home of all F-18 training in Canada. The aircraft was presented to the Museum in 2009, in commemeration of the 100 Years of Flight anniversary.