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Comparison of Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000)


Direct side-by-side comparison of two aircraft.


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SUBJECTS
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
Carrier-based Strike Fighter Aircraft
Eurofighter Typhoon F1
4th Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft
BASICS
CREW
1 or 2
CREW
1
PRODUCTION
615 units [Diff.+50]
PRODUCTION
565 units [Diff.-50]
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
60.07 ft (18.31 m) [Diff.+7.71 ft]
LENGTH
52.36 ft (15.96 m) [Diff.-7.71 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
44.69 ft (13.62 m) [Diff.+8.76 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
35.93 ft (10.95 m) [Diff.-8.76 ft]
HEIGHT
16.01 ft (4.88 m) [Diff.-1.31 ft]
HEIGHT
17.32 ft (5.28 m) [Diff.+1.31 ft]
SIZE COMPARISON
NOTES: Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of the screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in the database then the presented shapes may appear skewed.
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Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
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Eurofighter Typhoon F1
WEIGHTS
EMPTY WT
30,565 lb (13,864 kg) [Diff.+6,314 lb]
EMPTY WT
24,251 lb (11,000 kg) [Diff.-6,314 lb]
MTOW
47,003 lb (21,320 kg) [Diff.-4,806 lb]
MTOW
51,809 lb (23,500 kg) [Diff.+4,806 lb]
INSTALLED POWER
2 x General Electric F414-GE-400 turbofan engines developing 22,000 lb of thrust with afterburner.
2 x Eurojet EJ200 afterburning turbofans developing 20,250 lb of thrust each.
PERFORMANCE
SPEED
1,187 mph (1,911 kph) [Diff.-363 mph]
SPEED
1,550 mph (2,495 kph) [Diff.+363 mph]
RANGE
680 miles (1,095 km) [Diff.-1,122 miles]
RANGE
1,802 miles (2,900 km) [Diff.+1,122 miles]
CEILING
49,213 ft (15,000 m) [Diff.-15,781 feet]
CEILING
64,993 ft (19,810 m) [Diff.+15,781 feet]
ARMAMENT
STANDARD:
1 x 20mm M61A1 "Vulcan" Gatling-style internal automatic cannon.
2 x AIM-9 "Sidewinder" short-ranged air-to-air missiles on wingtip launchers.

OPTIONAL:
Mission-specific ordnance limited up to 17,750lb may include any of the following:

AIM-9 "Sidewinder" air-to-air missiles.
AIM-120 AMRAAM - air-to-air missiles.
AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles.
AGM-84E SLAM.
AGM-88 HARM anti-radiation missiles.
SLAM-ER missiles.
AGM-65 "Maverick" air-to-surface missiles.
LAU Multiple Rocket Pods.
AGM-154 JSW (Joint Standoff Weapon) bombs.
Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) bombs.
B61 Nuclear Dumb Bomb.
Paveway Laser-Guided Bombs (LGB).
Mk 80 General Purpose Bombs.
Mk-20 "Rockeye II" Cluster Bombs.
Mk 20 CBU Cluster Bombs.
STANDARD:
1 x 27mm Mauser BK-27 internal cannon.

OPTIONAL:
Mission specific armament across thirteen external hardpoints includes (up to 16,500 lb):

AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles.
ASRAAM short-range air-to-air missiles.
BAe/Saab S225X missiles.
IRIS-T short-range air-to-air missiles.
AIM-120 AMRAAM medium-range air-to-air missiles.
MDBA "Meteor" Beyond Visual Range (BVR) medium-range air-to-air missiles.
"Storm Shadow" stand-off missiles.
Taurus KEPD350 Stand-off missiles.
GBU-10 laser-guided bombs.
GBU-12 laser-guided bombs.
BAe/MATRA "Brimstone" anti-armor weapon.
AGM-88 HARM anti-radiation missiles.
AGM "Armiger" anto-radiation missiles.
ALARM anti-radiation missiles.
AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles.
Pengiun anti-ship missiles.
Paveway II laser-guided bombs.
Paveway III laser-guided bombs.
Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM).
Conventional Drop Ordnance / Drop Bombs.
Jettisonable External Fuel Tanks.
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