F18 Avionics Sound Cockpit View – SFX
The F18 Avionics Sound Cockpit View from the F-18 Hornet SFX sound library.
The library includes 33 audio files and the detailed PDF-instruction for developers on how to use it. Total duration: 16 min.
The General Electric developed the F404 for the F/A-18 Hornet, shortly after losing the competition for the F-15 Eagle’s engine to Pratt & Whitney, and losing the Lightweight Fighter competition to the Pratt & Whitney F100 powered YF-16. For the F/A-18, GE based the F404 on the YJ101 engine they had developed for the Northrop YF-17, enlarging the bypass ratio from .20 to .34 to enable higher fuel economy. The engine was designed with a higher priority on reliability than performance. Cost was the main goal in the design of the engine.
The General Electric F404 engine connects to the airframe at only 10 points and can be replaced without special equipment. A four-person team can remove the engine within 20 minutes.
Some Interesting Facts About The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet:
- The F/A-18 Hornet replaced the F-4 Phantom II fighter and A-7 Corsair II light attack jet, and also replaced the A-6 Intruder during the 1990s.
- The shoulder-mounted tanks can carry 3,500 pounds of fuel and reduce drag. Therefore the aircraft can operate longer, go faster and/or carry more weight.
- The F/A-18 played an important role in the 1986 strikes against Libya.