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EA-18G Growler

The EA-18G Growler is the fourth major variant of the F/A-18 family of aircraft that combines the proven F/A-18F Super Hornet platform with a sophisticated electronic warfare suite. The aircraft retains all of the F/A-18E/F’s multi-mission capabilities with its validated design and the capability to perform a wide range of enemy defense suppression missions.
EA-18G Growler Copyright © Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner Jr., U.S. Navy

Status

In active service

Contractor

Primary contractor: Boeing

Crew

1 Pilot
1 Weapon Systems Officer

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 18.5 meters 60.2 feet
Wingspan: 13.68 meters 44.9 feet
Height: 4.87 meters 16 feet
Weight
Empty weight: 15 011.2 kilograms 33 094 pounds
Recovery weight: 21 772.45 kilograms 48 000 pounds
Features
Power plant: two F414-GE-400 turbofan engines
Thrust: ~9 979 kilograms static thrust (each engine) 22 000 pounds static thrust (each engine)
Internal fuel: 6 323.8 kilograms 13 940 pounds
Ceiling: 15 240 meters 50 000 feet
Range (combat): 850+ nautical miles (1 570+ kilometers (with two AIM-120, three ALQ-99, two AGM-88 HARM, two 480 gallon external fuel tanks)) (970+ miles (with two AIM-120, three ALQ-99, two AGM-88 HARM, two 480 gallon external fuel tanks))