Infographic: CF-18 Hornet


CF-18 Hornet
Fighter Aircraft



Armed CF-18 Hornets are deployed across Canada as part of our ongoing commitment to NORAD and to ensure the security of Canadians. This supersonic jet can engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat missions, either in defence of North America or in support of global allied operations.

  • Length 17.07 m
  • Wingspan 12.31 m
  • Height 4.66 m
  • Empty Weight 10,455 kg
  • Maximum Thrust Engine (Afterburner) 7,290 kg
  • Speed Mach 1.8
  • Service ceiling 15,000 m
  • Range 3,700 km