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Legacy Hornet? Classic Hornet? Yet, a considerable fleet of USMC Cs and Ds will see some upgrades...and rather substantial ones (AESA radar)!

 

I‘m so happy my favorite fighter for the last 30 years will get even more love :thumbup:

 

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/36435/the-plan-for-making-aging-marine-corps-hornets-deadlier-than-ever-for-a-final-decade-of-service

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The USMC F/A-18C+ has been announced for over 3 years, they already have a few converted.

 

They are getting the E/F Block I Cockpits similar to some of the newer Legacy Hornet Export Blocks.

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I thought the C+ units that were converted had large single-touchscreen panels like the F-35 display?

 

No, those are the Block III Super Hornets

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No, those are the Block III Super Hornets

 

Nope, i'm very specifically saw that about 20 or 30 old Hornet C's got refurbished, and at least one got Block III or F-35 style dash, for training aviators to new cockpit, to help transition to F-35's later.

 

 

 

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2017/3/29/marine-corps-boeing-resurrect-fa18-fighters

 

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https://www.boeing.com/features/2016/10/C-plus-Scores-A-plus-with-Marines_10_16.page

 

 

I know a few months ago I saw this, with the full display dash like a Lighting... can't find the video of it anymore. Maybe they only made one with that display? I dunno. But I know what they were saying, C hornets with totally new full dash color display, just like a Block 3 Superbug. Maybe the Marines didn't want that option due to cost?

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