the F-18 HARV is an experimental - High Angle-of-Attack (Alpha) Research Vehicle that holds one seat for the pilot. It has two General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofan engines, each producing 16,000 pounds of thrust in afterburner only limiting it to around 170 mph. The length comes in at 56 ft. The wingspan is 37 ft, 5 in and the height being 10 ft, 6 in at canopy.
F-18 HARV Achievement The F-18 HARV demonstrated stabilized flight at angles of attack between 65 and 70 degrees using thrust vectoring vanes.
Class: Air Superiority Air to Air: 4 Star 80% Air to Ground: 1 Star 20% Speed: 50% Armor: 60% Handling: 80% Low Payload - Carries a reduced amount of ammunition
Thrust Vectoring – The ability of an aircraft to direct the thrust from its main engine(s) in a direction other than parallel to the vehicle's longitudinal axis.
This aircraft uses:
- Single standard cannon
- Joint Strike Missiles
- Multi Target AA Missiles
- All Aspect missile