Continued From Previous Page General Characteristics, Super Hornet, E and F models Primary Function: Multi-role attack and fighter aircraft. Contractor: McDonnell Douglas. Date Deployed: First flight in November 1995. Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in September 2001 with VFA-115, NAS Lemoore, Calif. First cruise for VFA-115 is onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. Unit Cost: $57 million Propulsion: Two F414-GE-400 turbofan engines. 22,000 pounds (9,977 kg) static thrust per engine. Length: 60.3 feet (18.5 meters). Height: 16 feet (4.87 meters). Wingspan: 44.9 feet (13.68 meters). Weight: Maximum Take Off Gross Weight is 66,000 pounds (29,932 kg). Airspeed: Mach 1.8+. Ceiling: 50,000+ feet. Range: Combat: 1,275 nautical miles (2,346 kilometers), clean plus two AIM-9s Ferry: 1,660 nautical miles (3,054 kilometers), two AIM-9s, three 480 gallon tanks retained. Crew: A, C and E models: One B, D and F models: Two. Armament: One M61A1/A2 Vulcan 20mm cannon; AIM 9 Sidewinder, AIM-9X (projected), AIM 7 Sparrow, AIM-120 AMRAAM, Harpoon, Harm, SLAM, SLAM-ER (projected), Maverick missiles; Joint Stand-Off Weapon (JSOW); Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM); Data Link Pod; Paveway Laser Guided Bomb; various general purpose bombs, mines and rockets. Continued on Next Page