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CF-18 Hornet

The CF-18 came as a replacement to a number of other types, notably the CF-104 Starfighter and the CF-101 Voodoo. The F-18 Hornet was picked in 1980 and given the Canadian designation of CF-188, although it is more commonly known as the CF-18.

The aircraft shares most of the same features as other F-18 models but includes the very obvious 'false canopy' painted on the underside of the aircraft, designed to confuse opponents in air-to-air combat.

The RCAF operates the single seat A model, of which just under 100 were build, as well as the two-seat B model (40 produced).

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