These fighter jets landed at Centennial Airport Colorado today. What type of fighter jet are they?enter image description here


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These are F-18E Super Hornets, the single seat variant of the E/F Super Hornet.

The E/F variants are most noticeably different than their C/D counterparts by the square air intakes. When they are side-by-side the size difference is probably more noticeable.

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    $\begingroup$ The other thing I always look for is the little vertical stabilizers/fins ("fences") near the front of the wing in the non-Super Hornets: pic on wikipedia. They're easier for me to remember, because they come with a story: the Hornet originally didn't have them, but field testing revealed vortices that would hit the tail stabilizers and damage them; the small fins fixed that. When they redesigned the Super, they took the vortexes into account from the start. $\endgroup$
    – yshavit
    Jun 30, 2023 at 15:11

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