This sim is worth buying just for the in-game training information.
The Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
This sim reflects the dual role with an incredible array of Air-to-Ground weapons and systems. As an Air Defense platform, it's no slouch either!