Jump to content

F-18E capable of using AN/AAQ 28 Litening pod?


Recommended Posts

Was curious if the F-18E Super Hornet capable of using the AN/AAQ 28 Litening pod? I know the Marine Corp uses them, at least on the Legacy Hornets, not sure of the Super Hornets though. Will be built as a Navy aircraft from VA 25 Fists of the Fleet. I would think pod would be an upgrade from the one they currently use but not sure

Thanks

Jeff

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is that article referring to the AN/AAQ-28, or a newer lightening? They keep saying Lightening ATP. 
 

For the AN/AAQ-28, to my knowledge you see them on USMC birds and not USN birds because the pod is not rated for carrier traps. I’m not in the business, so I’m open to be corrected. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ESzczesniak said:

Is that article referring to the AN/AAQ-28, or a newer lightening? They keep saying Lightening ATP. 
 

For the AN/AAQ-28, to my knowledge you see them on USMC birds and not USN birds because the pod is not rated for carrier traps. I’m not in the business, so I’m open to be corrected. 

They are in the testing process. They might even be active. Article said testing was done in 2022. Modelers perogative, Im going to use one on the center line, 2 AMRAAM 120 on cheek stations, fuel tanks on inboard pylons, JSOW 154 C1 on middle pylons and maybe a couple GBU 38 on outboard pylons. Not sure if it is a loafout they wouldve carried but it will look good

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...