'' F/A-18F Super Hornet - VFA-154 Black Knights CAG ''
The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet was developed from -- and as succesor to-- the F/A-18 Hornet. The extend he aircraft`s range, its interior fuel tank was enlarged. This modification required a 86cm lengthening of the fuselage. Onboard fuel storage capacity was extended even to the vertical stabilizer. The resulting increase in aircraft weight extra fuel loading neccessitated more power than the engine used on the standard Hornet could provide, and the engine change is evidend by the larger, more rectangular air intake on the Super Hornet. The wings were lengthened and wing surface area enlarged to increase lift. Outside of these extensive airframe modifications and minor tweaks of onboard electrical system and avionics systems on the Super Hornet have been kept as interchangeable with the orginal F/A-18C/D.