This new work brings Detail & Scale’s original book forward sixteen years, with nearly all-new content, more photographs (all in color), and the addition of new artwork. The photographic content includes work by some of the best aviation photographers along with material from U. S. Navy and Boeing archives. These are complemented by 180 photographs taken specifically for this book which are available nowhere else. It includes an overview of the developmental history of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, a comprehensive synopsis of the aircraft’s structure and systems including avionics, radars and sensors, powerplant, armament, and other stores. This is followed by an all-new chapter on the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare (EW) variant, covering its development and the key features of its unique EW systems. The next chapter provides an up-to-date operational history of the Super Hornet and Growler and features an account of the Super Hornet’s first air-to-air kill in 2017 with several photographs of the aircraft that scored the kill. Australian F/A-18Fs and EA-18Gs are also covered in this chapter. A comprehensive chapter on Super Hornet and Growler details the cockpit, including ejection seats and aircrew flight gear, windscreen and canopy, fuselage, landing gear, wings, tails, engines, ordnance, sensors, fuel tanks, refueling pods, the EA-18G’s electronic warfare equipment with more than 200 high resolution photographs and illustrations. The final chapter covers the standard modeling scales of 1/144th, 1/72nd, 1/48th, and 1/32nd and the available kits are reviewed.
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