The F/A-18F Super Hornet Block III is an improved variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet featuring conformal fuel tanks, weapon pods, an updated cockpit, and infrared sensors.
The Block III will debut in the Ace Combat franchise as downloadable content for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. It was teased at the end of the trailer for the Japan Air Self Defense Force DLC before being officially revealed as part of the Cutting-edge Aircraft Series DLC.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
How to Unlock
- Acquire the Cutting-edge Aircraft Series DLC.
- Osea: Standard grey
- Mage: Osea skin with Mage Squadron markings
- Spare: Osea skin with Spare Squadron markings
- Strider: Osea skin with Strider Squadron markings
Mage skin flyby over Anchorhead at night
- The Ace Combat 7 depiction of the F/A-18F Block III features conformal fuel tanks (CFTs). In real life, the CFTs were expected to be standard on the Block III, but plans to add them on delivery were halted by the United States Navy, meaning that the majority of the few Block IIIs that exist do not possess conformal fuel tanks.