A Super Hornet, as seen in the Top Gun: Maverick trailer, launches from the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the South China Sea (Picture: US Department of Defense).
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Super Hornets play starring role in 'Top Gun: Maverick' movie

Movie trailer is shown on Twitter and reveals the replacement jets for the original F-14 Tomcats in first 80s Top Gun movie.

A Super Hornet, as seen in the Top Gun: Maverick trailer, launches from the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the South China Sea (Picture: US Department of Defense).

The new Top Gun movie trailer is out, with the film set to hit cinemas in May.

Top Gun: Maverick premieres on 27 May, with the film described as a "guaranteed adrenaline rush" in a post on the movie's Twitter page.

The trailer even features F/A-18 Super Hornets, replacing the original F-14 Tomcats from the first Top Gun film. 

F/A-18 Super Hornets

The Super Hornet is used by the US, Australia and Kuwait.

It has a range of 2,361km and comes armed with Paveway Laser Guided Bombs as well as Maverick missiles.

It is the US Navy's primary strike and air superiority aircraft, with the latest iteration capable of carrying 33% more internal fuel.

They first saw combat action on 6 November 2002, participating in a strike in the "no-fly" zone in Iraq.