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SUBJECTS
PAC JF-17 Thunder
Lightweight Multirole Fighter Aircraft
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
Carrier-based Strike Fighter Aircraft
BASICS
ORIGIN
Pakistan
ORIGIN
United States
YEAR
2007 [Diff.+8 yrs]
YEAR
1999 [Diff.-8 yrs]
CREW
1
CREW
1 or 2
PRODUCTION
132 units [Diff.-483]
PRODUCTION
615 units [Diff.+483]
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
49.0 ft (14.9 m) [Diff.-11.1 ft]
LENGTH
60.1 ft (18.3 m) [Diff.+11.1 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
31.0 ft (9.5 m) [Diff.-13.7 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
44.7 ft (13.6 m) [Diff.+13.7 ft]
HEIGHT
15.5 ft (4.7 m) [Diff.-0.5 ft]
HEIGHT
16.0 ft (4.9 m) [Diff.+0.5 ft]
RELATIVE 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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PAC JF-17 Thunder
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Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
WEIGHTS
EMPTY WT.
14,517 lb (6,585 kg) [Diff.-16,047 lb]
EMPTY WT.
30,565 lb (13,864 kg) [Diff.+16,047 lb]
M.T.O.W.
27,304 lb (12,385 kg) [Diff.-19,698 lb]
M.T.O.W.
47,003 lb (21,320 kg) [Diff.+19,698 lb]
INSTALLED POWER
1 x Klimov RD-93 afterburning turbofan engine developing 19,000lb of thrust (11,510lb dry).
2 x General Electric F414-GE-400 turbofan engines developing 22,000 lb of thrust with afterburner.
PERFORMANCE
SPEED
1,218 mph (1,960 kph) [Diff.+30 mph]
SPEED
1,187 mph (1,911 kph) [Diff.-30 mph]
RANGE
2,164 miles (3,482 km) [Diff.+1,483 miles]
RANGE
680 miles (1,095 km) [Diff.-1,483 miles]
CEILING
55,512 ft (16,920 m) [Diff.+6,299 feet]
CEILING
49,213 ft (15,000 m) [Diff.-6,299 feet]
ARMAMENT
STANDARD:
1 x 23mm GSh-23-2 twin-barreled internal automatic cannons OR 1 x 30mm GSh-30-2 internal automatic cannon.
2 x Shot-Ranged Air-to Air Missiles (AAMs) on wingtip rail launchers.

OPTIONAL:
Up to 8,000lb of externally-held ordnance across seven total hardpoints. Can include a combination of the following munitions:

AIM-9L "Sidewinder" short-ranged, air-to-air missiles (AAMs), PL-5E, PL-9C and PL-12 missiles, SD-10 missiles, Anti-Radiation missiles, AM-39 "Exocet" anti-ship missiles, Ra'ad ALCM cruise missiles, Mk 82 and Mk 84 general purpose drop bombs, Matra "Durandal" anti-runway / runaway-denial drop bombs, Mk 20/CBU-100 "Rockeye" anti-armor / cluster bombs, GBU-10, GBU-12, and LT-2 laser-guided bombs. H-2 precision-guided munitions, H-4 electro-optically guided bombs, LS-6 satellite-guided glide bombs, and (optional) 3 x Jettisonable fuel tanks.
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.
GOING FURTHER
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(PAC JF-17 Thunder)
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(Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet)
SIMILAR / RELATED TO...
HAL Tejas
HAL Tejas AF MWF
Boeing F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet
Boeing EA-18G Growler
F/A-18 Hornet

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