F-A-18E Super Hornet
Be sure to adjust the contrast and color of your HUD
(Head Up Display) to ensure that it can be read
against the surrounding terrain and weather conditions
before you take off. There is no hot key to do this once
you're airborne, and the cumbersome mouse-actuated dials
can be difficult to adjust in the heat of battle.
Take plenty of wingmen with you for each combat mission.
The game will often throw a ton of enemy aircraft at you,
and you'll need all of the air-to-air missiles you can
muster to keep them off your back while ingressing to
Fill up those tanks! The default fuel loads for most
missions don't offer enough reserve to handle the
inevitable gas-guzzling turn-and-burn dogfights you will
experience, so you may end up hitting bingo fuel before
you ever reach your primary target.
The 3D Virtual Cockpit (F2 key) is disabled by default.
You must uncheck the appropriate (and well-hidden) box
in Super Hornet's configuration menu first in order to
Although it may feel like cheating, you would be wise to
disable the G-LOC (G-induced Loss Of Consciousness)
blackout effects from the configuration screen if you
wish to have a fair fight with the enemy AI pilots.
The unfair G-LOC advantage they have been coded with
will prevent you from ever "getting on their six" in a
turning dogfight unless you even the odds first.