FA-18 Super Hornet

FA-18 Super Hornet

FA-18 Super Hornet

Strap into the next generation multi-role strike fighter!

SIZE (Mb) 380
Price: $40.95
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This realistic simulation of the F/A-18E, F, and G Super Hornets for FSX, FSX: Steam Edition, and Prepar3D was created after a lot of research.

The Super Hornet first flew in 1995, with full production starting two years later and the aircraft entering US Navy service in 2001. After the Grumman F-14 Tomcat retired in 2006, the Super Hornet took over in the fleet defense and strike roles. The 'E' Hornet is a strike attack and fleet defense fighter with high commonality between all three airframe types, supported in both roles by the twin-seat 'F' version, while the EA-18G 'Growler' performs an airborne electronic countermeasure role while retaining full combat capability. All three types have seen active service with the US Navy in various theaters around the world. The Royal Australian Air Force also uses the Super Hornet.

The DC Designs F/A-18 Super Hornets have been meticulously detailed, with a wide range of high-definition paint schemes, realistic user-defined payloads (including guided missiles, rockets, bombs, external fuel tanks, and reconnaissance pods), and detailed animations. The plane has both front and back pilot seats and a real 3D virtual cockpit with smoothly moving 3D instruments and custom-coded avionics and systems.


SimWorks Studios' CEX aircraft carriers have full radio navigation compatibility. Tune into the appropriate frequency, obtain a range and bearing, and navigate to a SWS aircraft carrier in any weather, day or night. No more wasting time looking for a place to land in the middle of the ocean!


  • Accurately modelled F/A-18E, F and E/A-18G Super Hornets, built using extensive research materials
  • Numerous external animations including canopy, crew ladder, launch bar, wing-fold, tail hook and control surfaces modelled to mimic the Super Hornet’s 'active' fly-by-wire systems. Custom animated afterburner flames and sonic shockwave effects
  • Animated, configurable front and rear pilots in the virtual cockpit, access steps and carrier deck tie-down chains
  • Bump and specular mapping used throughout the aircraft to produce a truly 3D feel
  • Authentic night lighting, including user operated 'slime lights' for darkened-deck and combat operations
  • Designed for competitive frame rates on all systems


  • A truly 3D virtual cockpit featuring accurately modelled ejector seats, controls and detailed texturing
  • Instruments constructed in 3D with smooth animations
  • Working rear-view mirrors (Prepar3D only)
  • 'Scratched canopy' glass effect
  • Optional pilot figures in virtual cockpit with knee-pads
  • Front and rear cockpit positions included

Aircraft Systems

  • 3D modelled dials, ADI, 'whiskey' compass and other high-detail instruments
  • Fully coded Up Front Control Panel for navigation and radio, designed to emulate the appearance of the real F/A-18
  • Custom-coded radar for live intercepts of both air and ground targets
  • Custom 'moving map' displays in front and rear cockpit
  • Multi-Function MFDs based on the real aircraft’s systems
  • Collimated Head Up Display with authentic layout based on the real F/A-18
  • Custom-coded, user-controlled ordnance via virtual cockpit controls, allowing for live mounting of weapons on hard points, visible both on external model and virtual cockpit


A full operations manual is included.

Nine Liveries

  • F/A-18E
    • VFA-143 'Pukin’ Dogs' Line
    • VFA-27 'Royal Maces' CAG
    • VFA-31 'Tomcatters' Line
  • F/A-18F
    • VFA-103 'Jolly Rogers' CAG
    • VFA-41 'Black Aces' line
    • VFA-213 'Black Lions' CAG
  • E/A-18G
    • VAQ-132 'Scorpions'
    • VAQ-140 'Patriots' CAG
    • 6 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force


  • Paint Kit is also included.
  • Compatible with SimWorks aircraft carries (see below for links)

System Requirements

  • Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, Gold or Steam Edition required) or Prepar3D v1/v2/v3/v4
  • 2.0GHz or any Dual Core
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1GB graphics card
  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • 600MB hard drive space