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Colin Seftel
ICAO code is F18
George Jenista
Colin Seftel, F18 actually isn't correct. ICAO lumps the Growler in with the Super Hornet, whose type designator is the F18S. Which is still dumb, as the Growler is a significantly different aircraft. I checked the ICAO list, and the EA-18 designator is quite available for the Growler!
Geoge, interesting, so how many variants of the F18 are there? I know there are some but interested in the difference between the F18 and the F 18S growler?
Ceverett70 ICAO codes are not US NAVY they are website. Actual "f18 variants" can best be cataloged with Navy codes. The basic layout is three positions. 1. Mission type(s) one or two 2. Airframe/Type Number & 3. Variant letter code.

Currently USN flies FA-18E, FA-18F, & ER-18G. The Navy flew the acceptance tests for the first FA-18 out of Lambert Field in St. Louis in the early 80s.
Ceverett70 sorry I meant to say, "ICAO" codes are >used by the< website. The International Civil Aviation Organization coordinates these codes to promote safety and efficiency in global civil aviation.
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