The CF-18 is a supersonic
tactical fighter that is used to gain air superiority. The
aircraft was developed to provide superior speed and height.
Two General Electric F404 low bypass turbofans produce 14,580
kilograms of thrust allowing the CF-18 to reach speeds up to
Using twin engines, the CF-18 Hornet has an operational
ceiling of 15,000 metres. The Hornet has a range of 3,704
kilometres, but it can go much further with air-to-air
The two engines make the F-18 safer to fly than aircraft with
just one engine.