All right, gentlemen, it's time to clean house!
This article or section may require a cleanup to meet Acepedia's quality standards.
We've still got some work for you, too, so don't slack off now.
This article or section is a stub. You can help by expanding it.

The F/A-18I Hornet ADV is a COFFIN-equipped version of the venerable F/A-18E Super Hornet mainly operated by the General Resource Defense Force.


This aircraft was oriented for multi-role purposes. To that end, a variety of missile loadouts are available to enhance its air-to-air and air-to-ground combat capabilities. However, aside from that, its performance is rather weak compared to other aircraft, such as the F-16XF Gyrfalcon.


This aircraft did not make many appearances in the Intercorporate War, primarily being a second-line aircraft. It was primarily sold as the F/A-18U Hornet ADV to UPEO. It was only ever seen used by General Resource in one situation, wherein Rena Hirose and Nemo intercepted A/F-117X NAV Hawk spy planes over Expo City. A squadron of Hornet ADVs were sent in as backup for the spy planes, wherein they were all shot down.

Game Analysis

Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere

"General Resource's standardized multirole aircraft, an improved F-18E Super Hornet with new technology and materials. Its stats are not too impressive, but overall, it is well balanced for both anti-air and anti-ground attacks. As a result, it is a very easy plane to operate. Its performance is similar to UPEO's multirole EF-2000 but the Hornet ADV has better defense and stability."
Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere - Namco Official Guide Book

How to Unlock

  • Japanese version: Mission Simulator only.
  • International version: This aircraft is not available to the player.


  • Power: 20
  • Attack: 30
  • Defense: 45
  • Stability: 45
  • Mobility: 30


  • Width: 13.62 m
  • Length: 18.31 m
  • Wingspan: 4.88 m
  • Weight: 29,937 kg
  • Max Speed
    • Japanese Release: 2,324 km/h
    • International Release: 3,153 km/h
  • Damage Tolerance: Light