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FA-18 Super Hornet VS Sukhoi Su-33

FA-18 Super Hornet VS Sukhoi Su-33

F/A-18F Super Hornet

The Boeing F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet are twin-engine carrier-capable multirole fighter aircraft variants based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.

The F/A-18E single-seat and F/A-18F tandem-seat variants are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18C and D Hornet.

The Super Hornet has an internal 20 mm M61 rotary cannon and can carry air-to-air missiles and air-to-surface weapons. Additional fuel can be carried in up to five external fuel tanks and the aircraft can be configured as an airborne tanker by adding an external air refueling system.

Sukhoi Su-33

The Sukhoi Su-33  is an all-weather carrier-based twin-engine air superiority fighter

It designed by Sukhoi and manufactured by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association

Su-33 is derived from the Su-27 and initially known as the Su-27K.

Compared with the Su-27, the Su-33 has a strengthened undercarriage and structure, folding wings and stabilators, all for carrier operations. The Su-33 has canards and its wings are larger than the Su-27 for increased lift.

The Su-33 has upgraded engines and a twin nose wheel, and is air refuelable.

SU-33 crashed in sea while landing on Admiral Kuznetsov

 

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