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santana
06-25-2009, 11:01 PM
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GULF OF ALASKA (June 22, 2009) Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, listens as Air Boss Capt. Gordon Smith, from Mercer Island, Wash., explains the responsibilities of coordinating aircraft movement on the flight deck from Primary Flight Control aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Palin embarked as a distinguished visitor aboard John C. Stennis during the ship's participation in Northern Edge 2009, a joint exercise focusing on detecting and tracking units at sea, in the air and on land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 22, 2009) Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, right, listens as Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 1st Class John Childs, from Fayetteville, N.C., explains the basic components and functions of an arresting gear engine in arresting gear room three aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 22, 2009) Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Wilson Theodore, from New Orleans, signals that an F/A-18C Hornet, from the Death Rattlers of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323, is on the catapult and ready to begin final checks before launching from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler/Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 22, 2009) Lt. Jim Imlah, from Newport, Ore., launches an F/A-18C Hornet, from the Death Rattlers of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323, from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler/Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 19, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Garrett P. Hazelwood, from Corona, Calif., scrubs the wing of an F/A-18C Hornet from the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 22, 2009) An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Warlords of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51 drops a MK-46 recoverable exercise torpedo near the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) into the Pacific Ocean. Mustin is one of seven Arleigh Burke-class destroyers assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and operates from Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Reckard/Released)

santana
06-29-2009, 10:53 PM
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SINGAPORE (June 24, 2009) Cmdr. Carl Reed,(bottom pic) navigator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), checks the ship's projected movement with Quartermaster 3rd Class Melissa Pate(top pic) in the ship's pilothouse. Ronald Reagan is in Singapore for a scheduled port visit. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

WhiskeyTango7
06-30-2009, 12:56 PM
I don't know if this was posted here before but this is a 10 part documentary that was on PBS just about a year ago. This is a link to all 10 parts. Each part is about 60 minutes long and tells of life aboard the USS Nimitz. I have just started viewing part 5 and have found each one very informative. The second link one is Carrier at War USS Enterprize that was on the Smithsonian Channel. It is about the current Enterprize during either OIF or OEF.

http://www.youtube.com/show?p=lwRWg1czcnk

http://www.youtube.com/show?p=mRn8iB1YYI4

bd popeye
06-30-2009, 06:20 PM
I don't know if this was posted here before but this is a 10 part documentary that was on PBS just about a year ago. This is a link to all 10 parts. Each part is about 60 minutes long and tells of life aboard the USS Nimitz. I have just started viewing part 5 and have found each one very informative. The second link one is Carrier at War USS Enterprize that was on the Smithsonian Channel. It is about the current Enterprize during either OIF or OEF.

http://www.youtube.com/show?p=lwRWg1czcnk

http://www.youtube.com/show?p=mRn8iB1YYI4

We discussed that series eariler in this thread..In May of 2008 when It was first shown on PBS.

santana
07-01-2009, 02:08 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 28, 2009) Capt. Gordon Smith, right, Air Boss of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), directs an EA-6B Prowler from the "Yellow Jackets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 onto a bow catapult as Lt. Frank Crouse acts as a safety observer during the final departure of the squadrons four aircraft on board. The EA-6B Prowler will soon be decommissioned and VAQ 138 will begin their transition to the E/A-18G Growler, an electronic warfare variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler/Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 23, 2009) Lt. Cmdr. Everett Alcorn, from Manassas, Va., signals a launch as an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 is catapulted from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are participating in Northern Edge 2009, a joint exercise focusing on detecting and tracking units at sea, in the air and on land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler/Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 23, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Matthew Mancebo, from Verona, N.Y., guides an aircraft onto Catapult 1 for launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler/Released)


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GULF OF ALASKA (June 26, 2009) Sailors and Marines push an F/A-18C Hornet from assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 into place after flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler/Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 26, 2009) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ron Reeves/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 25, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Michael Valentine sands paint on the vertical stabilizer on an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean on her first summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Barry Hirayama/Released

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 23, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Dean Vanderwege, left, from Syracuse, N.Y., and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Gilbert Sandoval, from Los Angeles, watch an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Knights of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 launch from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler/Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 24, 2009) Weapons department personnel spell out "John Finn" on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to commemorate the 100th birthday of Medal of Honor recipient Naval Aviation Ordnanceman John Finn. John C. Stennis is participating in Northern Edge 2009, a joint exercise focusing on detecting and tracking units at sea, in the air and on land. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 26, 2009) Sailors assigned to the air department of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepare to raise an aircraft barricade during flight deck drills. Aircraft barricades are used to assist damaged aircraft in landing safely on the flight deck. George Washington is underway supporting security and stability in the western Pacific Ocean on her first summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas/Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 26, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Death Rattlers of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 flies over the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is participating in Northern Edge 2009, a joint exercise focusing on detecting and tracking units at sea, in the air and on land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ron Reeves/Released)

santana
07-01-2009, 02:25 PM
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 18, 2009) An AV-8B Harrier lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during evening flight operations. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)

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SOUDA BAY, Greece (June 17, 2009) An MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM ) 263 (Reinforced) is secured to the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) as the sun comes up beyond the Cretian mountains overlooking Souda Bay. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is deployed supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson/Released)

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (June 28, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departs Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard. The ship will eventually be homeported in San Diego CA. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric S. Garst/Released)

santana
07-02-2009, 11:58 PM
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EVERETT, Wash (June 29, 2009) Tug boats escort the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the ship pulls into Everett, Wash., for a scheduled port visit as the ship prepares to pick up family and friends for a Tiger Cruise. John C. Stennis will travel to San Diego, Calif., to offload Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 prior to heading back to her homeport of Bremerton, Wash. John C. Stennis is returning from a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

Hump
07-04-2009, 01:22 AM
03/07/09 HEY GUYS, I'm back, not full time as yet but it seems I have my eye sight back. Hooray, it's still a bit blurry and I get some nasty headaches if I use the computer for to long but I am certain it will only get better from here. I have really missed you guys and thank you all for the good thoughts. I have a couple of pictures to upload but I will leave it for next time, just thought I would let you all know that **** is back in town so watch out. Woo Woo. God this is great!!!!!!!!!

bd popeye
07-04-2009, 11:29 AM
03/07/09 HEY GUYS, I'm back, not full time as yet but it seems I have my eye sight back. Hooray, it's still a bit blurry and I get some nasty headaches if I use the computer for to long but I am certain it will only get better from here. I have really missed you guys and thank you all for the good thoughts. I have a couple of pictures to upload but I will leave it for next time, just thought I would let you all know that **** is back in town so watch out. Woo Woo. God this is great!!!!!!!!!

Amen! So happy to have you back ****!!p-) http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/images/smilies/nana.gif

santana
07-04-2009, 02:19 PM
03/07/09 HEY GUYS, I'm back, not full time as yet but it seems I have my eye sight back. Hooray, it's still a bit blurry and I get some nasty headaches if I use the computer for to long but I am certain it will only get better from here. I have really missed you guys and thank you all for the good thoughts. I have a couple of pictures to upload but I will leave it for next time, just thought I would let you all know that **** is back in town so watch out. Woo Woo. God this is great!!!!!!!!!

Hooraywootwootwoot hey mate welcome back, we miss you and your magnificent post. I am glad that your sight its OK, it seems that the surgery works fine ahh??? well waiting to see your always awesome pictures. greetings to all.

Eugene Schmidt
07-04-2009, 02:47 PM
Good to have you back! Liven things up a little.

EJ

santana
07-07-2009, 12:09 PM
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ARABIAN SEA (July 3, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Seana Sprayberry unscrews bolts to remove the top half of the combustor of a F404 engine so maintenance may be preformed on the interior blades in the jet shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway on a routine deployment in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Oliver Cole/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 6, 2009) Lt. Jason Budde, a shooter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), launches an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier. Shooters are naval aviators who give the final authorization on the flight deck for an aircraft to launch. Ronald Reagan is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 6, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Oliver Cole/Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 3, 2009) Lt.j.g. John Jackson, left, and Lt. Jeffery Sweitzer, from the "Black Knights" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 walk to their F/A-18F Super Hornet aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) for their final launch during Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly off. John C. Stennis is returning from a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 3, 2009) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly off.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 3, 2009)Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 aircraft launche from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is returning from a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 2, 2009) Two F/A-18C Hornets from the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 perform a fly-by above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is en route to San Diego, Calif., to offload Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 prior to heading back to her homeport of Bremerton, Wash. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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RED SEA (July 4, 2009) Sailors celebrate Independence Day with a steel beach picnic on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Dasbach/Released)

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RED SEA (July 4, 2009) Sailors assigned to the Weapons Department of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) fire an Independence Day 21-gun salute. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility during a scheduled deployment supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom as well as maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bradley Evans/Released)

santana
07-07-2009, 12:30 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 2, 2009) Sailors man the rails aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during her transit off the coast of Fremantle, Australia before a port visit. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier, is in port and scheduled to participate in Talisman Saber 2009, a series of training exercises hosted by the Australian Defense Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clifford L. H. Davis/Released

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PUGET SOUND (July 1, 2009) Sailors, and Tigers Cruise participants gather on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the ship gets underway from Everett, Wash. Tiger Cruises provide family and friends of Sailors and Marines aboard the ship a chance to share the underway experience. John C. Stennis will travel to San Diego to offload Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 before returning to homeport in Bremerton, Wash. John C. Stennis is returning from a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

B25Hmitchell
07-07-2009, 01:15 PM
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John Finn - Pearl Harbor MOH

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Hump
07-07-2009, 08:03 PM
Hi guys, thanks for the good wishes, it's great to be back. Hey Popeye can you tell me how to change my picture to have the "Download HiRes" option please. I have to apologize to the guy that only had dial-up, I know how frustrating that can be. I've got a few to upload guys and I promise I will get to it soon but I have to take it easy and do a little at a time. Great pictures Santana nice to see you haven't been resting while I was away...lol

****

santana
07-07-2009, 08:08 PM
Hey Buddy, whats up Mate!!!, well you inspire me and with the help of bd popeye we try to keep this great thread alive!!! waiting to see your pictures!!! and I am glad that u are back.

santana
07-08-2009, 05:56 PM
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ARABIAN SEA (July 6, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mates assigned to the Fist of the Fleet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25, move a drop tank across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during flight operations. Aviation machinist's mates maintain service, adjust, and replace aircraft engines and accessories. Ronald Reagan relieved USS Dwight D. Eisenhower as Commander, Task Force 50 July 6, and launched its first sorties to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Oliver Cole/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 6, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 approaches for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan relieved USS Dwight D. Eisenhower as Commander, Task Force 50 July 6, and launched its first sorties to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Amanda L. Ray/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 6, 2009) Hornets and Super Hornets are secured on the flight deck as they are repositioned in preparation to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Aircraft are repositioned(re-spotted) frequently on the flight deck to make room for launches and recoveries during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Oliver Cole/Released)


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ARABIAN SEA (July 6, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 is prepared for launch from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Amanda L. Ray/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 6, 2009) Two final checkers give flight deck training to two trainees as they perform a final check on an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Black Eagles of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, before the aircraft is launched from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)


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ARABIAN SEA (July 6, 2009) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)


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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 6, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) pulls into San Diego, Calif., to offload Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 before returning to homeport in Bremerton, Wash. John C. Stennis is returning from a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

Hump
07-09-2009, 08:08 PM
Hi Guys, first post back, excellent pictures guys, watch out for Santana Ej he will turn you into a "Fly Jock" quick as a blink..lol Here are a couple of the Kittyhawk when she visited our GREAT SOUTHERN LAND back in 83 I think.

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This ones "Pearl Harbor"
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Take care you guys sorry about the size but I don't know how to upload with the link to download "HiRes" if some one can bring me up to speed I would appreciate it.

santana
07-09-2009, 08:19 PM
As always excelent post ****, keep them coming!!!

Nektarios
07-09-2009, 11:40 PM
Hi Guys, first post back, excellent pictures guys, watch out for Santana Ej he will turn you into a "Fly Jock" quick as a blink..lol Here are a couple of the Kittyhawk when she visited our GREAT SOUTHERN LAND back in 83 I think.

Fantastic pictures. Thanks for sharing. They are not 1983 though. They are taken later than 2002.

Bro Jangles
07-10-2009, 05:25 PM
IMO those Brit ships are beautiful, cant wait to see them sailing.

marktigger
07-10-2009, 06:40 PM
don't hold your breath

Hump
07-11-2009, 02:55 AM
Thanks Popeye, glad to be back mate. Sorry about the date on the last post guys type was too small to read.
I can't get my head around the "Ski Jump Carriers" I personally think they are "UGLY" and correct me if I am wrong but aren't they slower to launch planes than a ship with 4 catapults. Give me a CVN any day.p-)

Bro Jangles
07-11-2009, 02:59 AM
Thanks Popeye, glad to be back mate. Sorry about the date on the last post guys type was too small to read.
I can't get my head around the "Ski Jump Carriers" I personally think they are "UGLY" and correct me if I am wrong but aren't they slower to launch planes than a ship with 4 catapults. Give me a CVN any day.p-)
why waste the space for the cats, if you are only going to fly STOVL aircraft off it?

Hump
07-11-2009, 03:10 AM
Good point as far as Short take off vertical landing goes, as I said it's only my opinion and at the end of the day, who really cares what it looks like as long as the job gets done. But I still like my CVN's.....lol

Bro Jangles
07-11-2009, 03:11 AM
Good point as far as Short take off vertical landing goes, as I said it's only my opinion and at the end of the day, who really cares what it looks like as long as the job gets done. But I still like my CVN's.....lol
im cool with the US being the only ones to drop money on them, if it means we get to have the most Badass fleets. :)

Hump
07-11-2009, 03:15 AM
I can run with that.lol I'm working on a big post guys, and I apologize in advance if any are repeats, I have tried to go back and check but due to my eyesight it just isn't viable.

santana
07-11-2009, 03:22 AM
I just wonder if the next generetion of US Carrier will come with steam catapults. Lets see guys the US Navy is the only one who use them, why? simple, Nuclear Power. Who one else use Nuclear Power on their Ships??? Not Subs, Navy Ships!!!

Hump
07-11-2009, 03:26 AM
You gotta love that "Glow in the Dark" attitude Santana. Put me down for some.lol

Bro Jangles
07-11-2009, 03:26 AM
I just wonder if the next generetion of US Carrier will come with steam catapults. Lets see guys the US Navy is the only one who use them, why? simple, Nuclear Power. Who one else use Nuclear Power on their Ships??? Not Subs, Navy Ships!!!
you can see half (literally half of each ship) of our Nuc Cruiser, CGNs floating in Bremerton Harbor. as flor the rest of the world, russia has some Nuc Ice Breakers. and Carriers. is the De Galle a CVN? what about the Indian Carrier?

edit- i see what you meant. but i think the future will be Magnetic Catapults.

santana
07-11-2009, 03:31 AM
you can see half (literally half of each ship) of our Nuc Cruiser, CGNs floating in Bremerton Harbor. as flor the rest of the world, russia has some Nuc Ice Breakers. and Carriers. is the De Galle a CVN? what about the Indian Carrier?

edit- i see what you meant. but i think the future will be Magnetic Catapults.

Hey this is a good topic of debate. Yeah I forgot some Rusky Ice Breakers. But the De Gualle a Nuclear Carrier??? I dont think so. And the Indian Carrier, Nuclear as well??? And it is very possible that the future will be magnetic.

Hump
07-11-2009, 03:32 AM
I'll have to do some home work on the Magnetic Catapults mate, but I have to get off now will catch up later guys. See you later Santana, take care mate.

santana
07-11-2009, 03:37 AM
I'll have to do some home work on the Magnetic Catapults mate, but I have to get off now will catch up later guys. See you later Santana, take care mate.

Yeah Magnetic Catapults is almost new for me. May be BRAVO JULIET can show every body how does it work. take care mate, have a nice weekend, Becuase I willp-)

Bro Jangles
07-11-2009, 03:40 AM
Yeah Magnetic Catapults is almost new for me. May be BRAVO JULIET can show every body how does it work. take care mate, have a nice weekend, Becuase I willp-)
Haha, im no Physicist but here is Wiki, imagine a rail gun that shoots F/A-18s p-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_Aircraft_Launch_System

Hump
07-11-2009, 04:24 AM
Ok I've done some homework, have a look here guys

http://navy-matters.beedall.com/cvf1-25.htm

Bro Jangles
07-11-2009, 04:26 AM
yeah they scratched the EMCATs off the Queen Elizabeth in favor of the F35. it makes sense, although it will reduce the maximum ordnance they can carry.

santana
07-11-2009, 06:01 AM
yeah they scratched the EMCATs off the Queen Elizabeth in favor of the F35. it makes sense, although it will reduce the maximum ordnance they can carry.

So with a Ramp can carry more ordenance, I mean the F-35.

Arfah
07-11-2009, 06:13 AM
The catapult launch on the CVF's has been 'shelved' not binned completely.

The current govt wants to limit costs as much as possible so the RN will get a larger version of the STOVL carrier idea, hence the F35B and the ski ramp.

The CVF's are an adaptable design, so in the future the EML catapult could be retro fitted once the design, manufacture and operation is proven ???

No one has ever said the current government ever made sense !

At least, we should get one of the carriers (fingers X'd)

Obi Wan Russell
07-12-2009, 05:39 PM
We wil get both the CVFs. It is one contract for two ships, with penalty clauses for cancellation. At this point the government wouldn't save a penny by cancelling the carriers, and 'just one' isn't an option. All the major subcontracts have been placed, eg for the elevators (four, two for each ship) and the radar systems (two of each). Enough steel was purchased for two hulls (80,000tonnes). The Navy has for several years taken the position that they are prepared to cut anything BUT the carriers. The recently annouced Defence Review will not report back fo over a year, so no decision will be taken before then, by which time the project will have proceeded much to far for the incoming Tory Government to contemplate any cuts to the carrier force. The battle for the carriers is long over, the battle for their air groups is the real question now.

GlassHarp
07-12-2009, 06:26 PM
Hey this is a good topic of debate. Yeah I forgot some Rusky Ice Breakers. But the De Gualle a Nuclear Carrier??? I dont think so. And the Indian Carrier, Nuclear as well??? And it is very possible that the future will be magnetic.




The de gaulle is nuclear powered , and has steam catapults.

santana
07-12-2009, 06:56 PM
The de gaulle is nuclear powered , and has steam catapults.

Thanks for your information, that was new to me.

santana
07-14-2009, 01:04 AM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 11, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) performs high-speed turns during the rudder check phase and sea trials certification. Carl Vinson is now working towards a flight deck certification. While at sea, the ship will launch and recover aircraft for the first time in nearly four and a half years. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

Hump
07-14-2009, 03:16 AM
Hi guys as I said I hope I haven't reposted any pics with this one but here we go. I know I haven't put descriptions on most but the writings to small.

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For you guys with "Dial up" I apologize for the size of the pictures.

Hump
07-14-2009, 03:58 AM
As promised I said it would be a Big Onep-)

Can anyone tell me which Carrier this is please:
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That's it for this one guys, I hope you like them. H

Bro Jangles
07-14-2009, 04:01 AM
Its a british carrier

santana
07-14-2009, 04:41 AM
Its a british carrier

And its Name???

its the Ark Royal???

Bro Jangles
07-14-2009, 04:45 AM
And its Name???

its the Ark Royal???
Really looks like her, but it doesnt look like the Brits plaster the name all over her like we do.

santana
07-14-2009, 04:57 AM
mmm you are right, but take a look at this picture, almost the same one, and this one it is the Ark Royal

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/5812/hmsarkroyal2.jpg

DPM_Sheep
07-14-2009, 05:20 AM
Really looks like her, but it doesnt look like the Brits plaster the name all over her like we do.

It's her.


You can even make out "Ark Royal" on her port quarter if you look close enough. p-)

Stix@CTC
07-14-2009, 08:16 AM
I think the big "R" painted on the flight deck is a bit of a give away don't you?

The top pic is taken 75-76 at a guess looking at the radar fitting.

santana
07-14-2009, 02:35 PM
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/538/a37unitas7.jpg

A Colombian Air Force A-37 Dragonlfy flying in Formation along side with two US Navy F/A-18 near to the Air Carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) during Unitas Naval Exersices in the Caribbean

bd popeye
07-14-2009, 06:01 PM
Santana, How old is that photo? And I think that's the USS George Washington CVN-73. Looks like a 73 on that island. That photo may be from '04,'05 or '06. The Stennis has never been stationed on the east coast since it's commissioning.

Bro Jangles
07-14-2009, 07:21 PM
looks like a 74 to me, popeye.

santana
07-14-2009, 07:46 PM
Yeah u are right Popeye is the CVN-73, I resized the photo and it looks clear to me that is the USS George Washington (CVN 73) during UNITAS Naval exerisces with the Colombian Navy and Air Force. At the first sight I thought it was the CVN-74, but taking a good look is the CVN-73. But really I dont know how old the picture is.

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/538/a37unitas7.jpg

Hump
07-15-2009, 05:48 AM
It definitely an Aircraft carrier guys..lol

Hump
07-15-2009, 06:15 AM
Sorry for my misguided humor guys, I am lucky to see the ship let alone the number...lol

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Ok I'm out of here guys, Us old fogies need our sleep down under:)

Bro Jangles
07-15-2009, 10:53 AM
second pic from the bottom, My work is literally right off screen on the left from the Stennis, i was there when that pic was taken.

Hump
07-15-2009, 08:41 PM
Hey Bravo, you've gotta start taking your camera to work mate, I would kill for a view like that.
It's probably a security issue is it.
H

Bro Jangles
07-15-2009, 10:58 PM
Hey Bravo, you've gotta start taking your camera to work mate, I would kill for a view like that.
It's probably a security issue is it.
H
Yeah, i cant take it, i wish. USS Lincoln is homeported here. today a SH60 landed like 4 blocks away while i was driving on to base. wish i had a camera.

Hump
07-15-2009, 11:41 PM
Mate I would be tearing my hair out (if I had any) to be in a situation like yours and not being able to do anything about it...lol We will just have to keep posting what we can get I suppose.
H

Bro Jangles
07-15-2009, 11:43 PM
Mate I would be tearing my hair out (if I had any) to be in a situation like yours and not being able to do anything about it...lol We will just have to keep posting what we can get I suppose.
H
Eh, ive seen Her for everyday for 8 years. dont get me wrong i still love seeing them, but the novelty is wearing off.

Hump
07-16-2009, 05:53 AM
Yeah I agree it's funny how we become so used to something that we take it for granted. In 20 years time you will be saying "God I wish I was still there or I wish I had a camera back then". Trust me I know (been there done that - worst luck)

Hump
07-16-2009, 06:12 AM
This first one is the Baku no wait it's the Gorshkov oops it's the Vikramaditya oh hell it's a Russian carrier, oops again no it's not it's Indian...lol
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If any one has some decent large photos of the Russian/Indian carriers can you please post them.

Just saw these two on the web...
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This last one is for Santana, I know it doesn't belong here but what the heck, the man loves planes.....lol
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That's it for me for a couple of days guys catch up soon. Hp-)

santana
07-16-2009, 06:27 AM
This last one is for Santana, I know it doesn't belong here but what the heck, the man loves planes.....lol

Yes I do, and a I love them a lot:)

Obi Wan Russell
07-16-2009, 03:00 PM
Some asked for the Indian/Russian carriers... they're all here one way or another: Vikramaditya, Viraat, Vikrant and Vikrant (II).

santana
07-16-2009, 07:26 PM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 13, 2009) A multinational formation of ships prepares to come alongside the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a pass and review exercise during a visit by nearly 100 dignitaries from the North Atlantic Council. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility after a scheduled five-month deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa Medina/Released)

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GULF OF THAILAND (July 13, 2009) The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) leads the Royal Thai Navy aircraft carrier HTMS Chakri Naruebet (CVH 911) during the at-sea phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2009. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)

Bro Jangles
07-17-2009, 12:08 AM
thailand has a carrier. i just learned something.

santana
07-17-2009, 05:03 PM
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GULF OF OMAN (July 16, 2009) An F/A 18C Hornet assigned to the Stingers of strike fighter squadron (VFA) 113 launches off the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) is underway alongside. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsea Kennedy/Released)

Hump
07-17-2009, 07:12 PM
Russian Carrier:- I know they aren't as good as CVN's but there is something about them I think is cool.
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Although I don't like the "Ski Jump" idea I think the new Indian carrier looks pretty smart. It has no where near the capacity of a CVN but I think even Australia could find a crew to man one of these. Although I don't think we would pay that sort of money for a second hand refurbished Aircraft carrier and you don't even get a free set of Steak Knives.p-)

Bro Jangles
07-17-2009, 09:44 PM
IMO the russian carriers are very menacing. looks like something the Empire in Star wars would use.

Hey ****, we got some CVs sitting around, trade you for a Tanker filled with fosters.

Hump
07-17-2009, 10:15 PM
Hey Bravo, Fosters will put Hair on your tongue, Carlton Draught is the best BREW from down under....lol I've said it before and I will say it again, you can't have a Navy with out a Carrier, I know we are getting an LHD or something about that size and I can hardly wait, if they took half blind old bastards I would sign up again. God I miss those days...H

santana
07-17-2009, 10:39 PM
Landing Operations on the USS Carl Vinnson


http://www.patricksaviation.com/videos/perabrown/4220/

bd popeye
07-17-2009, 11:09 PM
IMO the russian carriers are very menacing. looks like something the Empire in Star wars would use.They have only one.

A friend of mine says the same thing. They may look bad ass but they are not. Because of that ski-ramp and a small hangar they are limited in the number of aircraft they carry and the missions those fighters can do. That ski ramp really limits take off weight. The aircraft on a Russian CV were never meant to be anything but air cover for the Russian ships.

Hump
07-18-2009, 12:26 AM
Too true Popeye, they look nice with the rounded edges and nice molded anchor wells but they just aren't up to it in my books, a bit like taking a slingshot to a gun fight.lol
I still like the look of them though, the Vikramaditya looks very pretty but I know what I would prefer to serve on...H

Hump
07-18-2009, 01:25 AM
Ok here's another quick post, I'm supposed to be using the computer on a minimal basis at the moment but it's like your favorite cookies "you can't have just one" lol
I would like to thank John Kent from "Shipspotting.com" for permission to use his pictures, thanks mate.

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Ok guys I have to get off now or the wife will KILL me, I don't know who I'm more scared of, The Doctors or the Wife...lol Have a good one be back next week.H p-)

easyand
07-18-2009, 05:56 AM
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soldier20
07-18-2009, 06:40 AM
Russian Carrier:- I know they aren't as good as CVN's but there is something about them I think is cool.
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Although I don't like the "Ski Jump" idea I think the new Indian carrier looks pretty smart. It has no where near the capacity of a CVN but I think even Australia could find a crew to man one of these. Although I don't think we would pay that sort of money for a second hand refurbished Aircraft carrier and you don't even get a free set of Steak Knives.p-)

where is it going and i can see that it was in Istanbul where is it going to???

bd popeye
07-18-2009, 10:56 AM
where is it going and i can see that it was in Istanbul where is it going to???

No need to re-post all the pics..:roll:

That's the Varyag.That photo dates to 2001. It was sold by proxy to a Chinese gambling company. It is now in posession of the PLAN and is , presumably undergoing a re-fit in the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning, China.

Panchito12
07-18-2009, 11:02 AM
IMO the russian carriers are very menacing. looks like something the Empire in Star wars would use.

Hey ****, we got some CVs sitting around, trade you for a Tanker filled with fosters.

BJ, don't let the design fool ya.

As we say in the USN: She's just a Navy Cross waiting to happen.p-)

santana
07-18-2009, 02:01 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 16, 2009) Super Hornets & Hornets from CVW-5 assigned to the USS George Washington (CVN 73) do their duty during flight operations. George Washington is participating in Talisman Saber 09, a biennial, combined exercise designed to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined operations, which will improve interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces while promoting security and stability in the region. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1St Class John M. Hageman/Released)


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GULF OF OMAN (July 14, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Fist of the Fleet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25, makes an arrested recovery aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oliver Cole/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 14, 2009) An aviation machinist's mate, assigned to the eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron 115 (VFA-115), carries a turn screen across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during flight operations. A turn screen is used to protect aircraft engines from ingesting debris during engine operational checks. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oliver Cole/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 16, 2009) Electronics Technician Seaman Christopher Hahn, unloads a pallet of vegetable oil in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a replenishment at sea. Ronald Reagan is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)


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GULF OF OMAN (July 13, 2009) Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, hands out his coin to Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Adm. Mullen was aboard Ronald Reagan to thank the crew for their service and operational support. Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 16, 2009) Lt. Cmdr. Eric Harrington, aircraft handling officer, aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), explains the positioning of planes on the flight deck using the Ouija board to Australian government officials and other guests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rachel N. Clayton/Released)

santana
07-20-2009, 11:33 PM
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/992/usseisenhowerhawkeyesur.jpg

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/493/usseisenhowerhawkeyesura.jpg

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5530/usseisenhowerrafale.jpg

french aircraft aboard the USS Eisenhower CVN-69

Hump
07-20-2009, 11:48 PM
Nice shots buddy, Viva La Difference...lol

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Got to go guys have an excellent day!!!
p-)

Hump
07-22-2009, 06:15 AM
Nice Post Santana, do you like the Plane pictures mate, see I thought of you..lol
Sorry Bravo but what you see is what you get, if I can find any more wide angle I'll post the straight away for you.

http://i32.*******.com/nl51tj.jpg

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Ok guys I'm out of here, have a good one.p-)

Hump
07-22-2009, 06:57 AM
I've got time for a couple more also I'm posting some pictures of carriers I can't recognise so if anyone can help me I would appreciate it. H

http://i29.*******.com/ng5zrn.jpg



http://i30.*******.com/j5z82e.jpg

http://i29.*******.com/f1zbly.jpg

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Ok these ones I need names for, I think number 2 is the Kittyhawk.

http://i25.*******.com/riazyc.jpg

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http://i31.*******.com/bj8lzk.jpg

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Let me know how you go guys - Good luck

stringer
07-22-2009, 08:09 AM
Hi ****,

nice that you´re back again - Picture Nr. 1 with the Bird is the USS Kitty Hawk ( CV 63) at Yokosuka

Greetings from Austria ( a Country with no Navy)

santana
07-22-2009, 03:36 PM
Hey ****, mate awesome post!!! just as always.

*Second picture is the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA(N)-65, is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

*Fourth picture is the USS Ranger CV-61. The seventh USS Ranger (CV-61), formerly CVA-61, is a retired US Navy Forrestal-class (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrestal_class_carrier) supercarrier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercarrier). She served in the US Navy from 1957 to 1993, and is currently awaiting conversion into a museum ship.

santana
07-22-2009, 04:00 PM
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/4092/usscarrier016.jpg

Bro Jangles
07-22-2009, 05:21 PM
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Sorry Bravo but what you see is what you get, if I can find any more wide angle I'll post the straight away for you.thanks that would be awesome!




http://i28.*******.com/2r78y0y.jpg
i can see my building in this shot! awesome.

DUDE, WTF?
07-23-2009, 03:02 PM
nice thread dudes, keep up the good work

sorry if re-post

1981 - Etandard on a French carrier (Clemenceau or Foch?)
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0794.jpg

1979 - Etandard landing ...
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0339.jpg

1981 - F-8E landing ...
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0376.jpg

1981 - Etandard and F-8 ...
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0846.jpg

santana
07-23-2009, 04:03 PM
DUDE, WTF? welcome and nice post. Keep them coming

radarman
07-23-2009, 04:36 PM
Popeye, you read my mind! I've been after some USN carrier pics for a while!

Cheers very much!


p.s. Got any featuring A6?

Did any one of you know if the Germans had a Aircraft Carrier and what the name of her was? This radarman and I have one and only aerial photo of this carrier taken in 1943-44.

sp2c
07-23-2009, 05:15 PM
googled it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_aircraft_carrier_Graf_Zeppelin

radarman
07-23-2009, 07:09 PM
googled it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_aircraft_carrier_Graf_Zeppelin

I have the only aerial photo of this carrier that shows her tird up at the dock still underconstruction in STETTIN before the stupid germans sank her in the mud. The russians came and stole her as war booty and if they had any brains they would of sank her in 2,000 ft of water instead of 264 feet.

Panchito12
07-23-2009, 07:47 PM
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HEY!!! That's the ugly ass LONG BEACH (CGN-9)!!!! Check out the placement of the old 5"/38 Mk30 amidships and the ABL's on the flight deck. Damn she was ugly.

bd popeye
07-23-2009, 10:58 PM
HEY!!! That's the ugly ass LONG BEACH (CGN-9)!!!! Check out the placement of the old 5"/38 Mk30 amidships and the ABL's on the flight deck. Damn she was ugly.

I don't think she was ugly. More weird than ugly. To me she always looked like she was going to tip over.

Bro Jangles
07-24-2009, 12:09 AM
I don't think she was ugly. More weird than ugly. To me she always looked like she was going to tip over.
like the Island from the Enterprise on a Cruiser.

Panchito12
07-24-2009, 12:32 AM
like the Island from the Enterprise on a Cruiser.

More like the Island from the "E" on horse steroids and then pumped up full of air. Christ she was a fugly unit. That bridge was what, 10 levels up?

Hump
07-24-2009, 05:35 AM
Thanks Stringer, it's part time for the moment but it's excellent to be back. Welcome Dude great pics mate, keep it up if you've got'em we wanna see em....lol

Hump
07-24-2009, 05:48 AM
Here's a few shots of of my favorite carriers, I hope there are no reposts, I checked but I may have missed a couple guys.

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That's it for today guys, if anyone has any very recent pictures of the Kittyhawk sitting Idle along side a Wharf and forgotten, I would Kill to see them. I hope you like the planes Santana....lol p-)

santana
07-24-2009, 06:10 AM
Mate, You know that I like them a lot, and the pictures are just awesome!!!!

NavyTimes
07-24-2009, 07:13 AM
HEY!!! That's the ugly ass LONG BEACH (CGN-9)!!!! Check out the placement of the old 5"/38 Mk30 amidships and the ABL's on the flight deck. Damn she was ugly.


Offtopic, but holy crap what a monstrosity at sea:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Long_Beach_(CGN-9)

DUDE, WTF?
07-24-2009, 11:48 AM
DUDE, WTF? welcome and nice post. Keep them coming

Thanks for your warm welcoming Santana!

December 1979, Atlantic Ocean _ France Navy, SA-330B Pumas on board the aircraft carrier Foch
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0436.jpg

http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0440.jpg

December 1979, Atlantic Ocean _ France Navy, SA-321G Super Frelons on board the aircraft carrier Foch
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http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0438.jpg

1980, Mediterranean Sea _ France Navy, Etandard on board the aircraft carrier Foch(?)
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0439.jpg

santana
07-24-2009, 02:26 PM
If I am not wrong the Foch was sale to Brazil and its their Sao Paulo???

santana
07-24-2009, 02:54 PM
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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (July 17, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 takes off from the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is serving as the flagship of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Tony Sisti/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 20, 2009) Aviation ordnancemen assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 detach an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile from the wing of an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Aviation ordnancemen are responsible for maintaining, repairing, installing, operating and handling aviation ordnance equipment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oliver Cole/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 20, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 approaches for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oliver Cole/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 18, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Herbmark Rufin inspects the propeller of an E-2C Hawkeye assigned to the Black Eagles of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Squadron mechanics complete a thorough inspection of an aircraft prior to its launch. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)


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GULF OF OMAN (July 18, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Jesus Lopez watches the blast from a jet engine during an engine test cell run on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). During an engine test cell run the operator pushes the engine to its limit to ensure no faults with the engine will occur when a pilot is flying. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oliver Cole/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 18, 2009) Lt. Cmdr. James Shell leans on the wing of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Cougars of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 139 before flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 18, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 2nd Class Edward Cisneros stands watch in primary flight control (PRI-FLY) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). PRI-FLY is the control tower for all flight operations aboard Ronald Reagan. Launches and recoveries are closely monitored in this office to ensure maximum efficiency on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (July 18, 2009) Lt. Cmdr. James Carver inspects the exterior of an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Cougars of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 139 before flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Before flight operations squadron mechanics and pilots inspect their aircraft to ensure that systems and all exterior parts are in working order. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
07-24-2009, 03:20 PM
DUDE, WTF



Nice pics. Between you and Santana, I'll get converted to a carrier aircraft guy yet!

EJ

santana
07-24-2009, 07:49 PM
Can any one confirm to me is this picture belongs to the USS Kitty Hawk CVN-63?
I am not sure but the numbers on the deck clearly says so.

http://www.patricksaviation.com/uploads/photos/21349.jpg

bd popeye
07-24-2009, 07:59 PM
That's the Kitty Hawk. I can see the number on the bow. Plus the island is shorter in height than an Nimitz class. Also the edge of the angle deck is not as wide. Those are CVW-5 aircraft on deck.

santana
07-24-2009, 08:57 PM
That's the Kitty Hawk. I can see the number on the bow. Plus the island is shorter in height than an Nimitz class. Also the edge of the angle deck is not as wide. Those are CVW-5 aircraft on deck.

Hey bd popeye, Thanks I really apreciatte it!!!

gtb -red
07-25-2009, 10:35 AM
This is a wonderful thread. Look back as far as pg.1 for Oriskany full port and starboard during Nam. My eyesite not that great. Maybe I miss something. Thanks!

DUDE, WTF?
07-25-2009, 11:08 AM
Nice pics. Between you and Santana, I'll get converted to a carrier aircraft guy yet!

EJ

Glad to hear this and thanks


If I am not wrong the Foch was sale to Brazil and its their Sao Paulo???

you're right

NAe São Paulo (A12) is a Clemenceau class (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clemenceau_class_aircraft_carrier) aircraft carrier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_carrier) of the Brazilian Navy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_Navy), formerly the French Foch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foch_%28R_99%29). It was built in 1957 and was purchased from France (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France) in 2000.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_aircraft_carrier_S%C3%A3o_Paulo_%28A12%29

an old photo on NAeL Minas Gerais

Brazil, February 1961 _ a TBM-3S Avenger (Ex.French Navy) on carrier Minas Gerais (A-11)

http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/08664.jpg

santana
07-27-2009, 01:39 AM
I found this old pictures from another web forum about the First American Carrier

From USS Birmingham to USS Pennsylvania

"Eugene Ely takes his Curtiss pusher airplane off from the deck of USS Birmingham on 14 November 1910. It was the First airplane takeoff from a warship. He flew for two miles before landing on a Willoughby Spit beach. It was a big success and so they decided to continue experiment. But this time, a plane had to land on a ship. It happens on 18 January 1911, Eugene Ely lands with the same plane on USS Pennsylvania, making this first landing on a warship in history and a historical event".


http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7387/ussbirmingham1.jpg


http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/3748/ussbirmingham2.jpg


http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2361/ussbirmingham3.jpg

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/1395/ussbirmingham4.jpg


http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2647/ussbirmingham5h.jpg


http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9458/ussbirmingham6.jpg

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2913/ussbirmingham7.jpg

Hump
07-27-2009, 05:36 AM
This is a wonderful thread. Look back as far as pg.1 for Oriskany full port and starboard during Nam. My eyesite not that great. Maybe I miss something. Thanks!


I will see what I can dig up for you mate. I did a spread on the Oriskany when she was sunk but can't remember how far back.
H

Hump
07-27-2009, 08:54 AM
Nice pic's you guys some of those old pictures make you wonder how they made it to today's carriers it took nearly a Century to get here....Wow
These first ones are for EJ sorry I couldn't resize the other one for you mate but I couldn't control the pixels.
First one's the Coral Sea
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Japan's Hyuga Class Carrier

Designation: CVH (DDH)
Length: 650 ft
Width: 108 ft
Beam: 108 ft
Displacement: 20,000 tons (full load)
Propulsion: 2 GE LM2500 COGAG, 2 shafts
Speed: 30+ knots
Crew: 350 (+ Air Wing)
Airwing: Up to 18 helo (vstol)
Armament:
- 1 X 16 Cell Mk 41 VLS
- 2 X 2 20mm Phalanx CIWS
- 2 X Triple 324mm topedoe tubes
Elevators: 2
Ships in class: 1+1

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One of the strangest setups I've seen.

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I can hear Santana from Here....................lol

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These last few are of the Oriskany I found the just surfing around, I hope they are what you are after mate. H

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Strange car park..lol

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Last but not least the Vinson

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Catch up soon guys - Take care - H

Eugene Schmidt
07-27-2009, 09:19 AM
Nice shots of the OLDEST AND THE BOLDEST, the old number 9. Thanks ****. Nice old pics on early ship/aviation Santana. I love the history of early Naval flight. Those guys had some guts trying that stuff out.

EJ

santana
07-27-2009, 05:48 PM
Hey guys great picture page we have here, the #139, are we close to the 200??? well lets keep up the good work!!!!.

bd popeye
07-27-2009, 06:48 PM
**** this photo was taken at NAS Cubi PT Republic of the Philippines(Subic Bay) circa 1966. The Carrier "Flight line" was right next to the wharf. Convenient for the airwing for those short inport periods in Subic.

http://i31.*******.com/qy643n.jpg

Bro Jangles
07-27-2009, 06:53 PM
Popeye, in that second pic, is the end with the guns the bow?

Hump
07-27-2009, 08:13 PM
Thanks Popey, how cool is that, it would save time as well. Have a good one mate.

bd popeye
07-27-2009, 10:49 PM
Popeye, in that second pic, is the end with the guns the bow?

Which second pic? Are you referring to the ship with the 81 on the island? Yes that has to be the bow because that's the way the catapults are launching.

Hump
07-30-2009, 01:35 AM
Ok guys, I've got a few to post, I hope I haven't doubled up if I have I apologize in advance. I know a couple of the CVN77 ones have been posted before but these ones are really large clear pics. H p-)

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Well that's it for today I hope you like the pics as much as I do. Have a good one guys. H

santana
07-30-2009, 04:20 PM
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Lightning strikes behind two F/A-18C Hornet aircraft on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, in the Pacific Ocean on April 8, 2009. (Mass Communication 2nd Class Elliott Fabrizio/U.S. Navy)

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At sea aboard USS Abraham Lincoln, lightning fills the horizon, and lights up the flight deck and air wing aircraft parked on the ship"s forward elevator and bow. (Lt. Troy Wilcox/U.S. Navy)



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The aircraft carrier USS George Washington is silhouetted at sunrise as it transits the Pacific Ocean, July 24, 2009. The George Washington is participating in Talisman Saber, a biennial exercise to train U.S. and Australian forces in planning and conducting combined operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John M. Hageman)

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U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas McKiernan prepares to approach the stern dock of George Washington in a rigid hull inflatable boat during coxswain training in the Pacific Ocean, July 24, 2009. The George Washington is participating in Talisman Saber, a biennial exercise to train U.S. and Australian forces in planning and conducting operations to improve interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John M. Hageman)

[WDW]Megaraptor
07-30-2009, 04:29 PM
I love how high visibility squadron markings have been making a comeback in the Navy in the last few years.

bd popeye
07-30-2009, 05:02 PM
Megaraptor;4304249']I love how high visibility squadron markings have been making a comeback in the Navy in the last few years.

True but each squadron is permitted only one aircraft with hi-vis markings.

[WDW]Megaraptor
07-30-2009, 05:09 PM
True but each squadron is permitted only one aircraft with hi-vis markings.

Flight leaders?

xav
08-01-2009, 07:13 AM
In mid July Marine Nationale Rafales, 1 Hawkeye and 15 sailors deployed for 3 days aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

edit: My bad, that pic is from 2008, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

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Those with trained eyes will be able to see 2 Rafales on the deck p-)

timetraveller
08-01-2009, 07:22 AM
Whats the rules on Aircraft landing in Rough sea's to Storm force whereby the Flight deck is all over the place due to the weather .

Do pilots have to practice in such conditions ?

xav
08-01-2009, 07:33 AM
Charles de Gaulle CVN is equipped with a ballast system in her hulls' lower levels to cancel or reduce the effect of rough sea... (well, when she is out at sea anyways :roll:)


SATRAP computerised stabilisation system

The carrier is fitted with the SATRAP computerised, integrated stabilisation system designed to maintain stabilisation to within 0.5° of horizontal, allowing aircraft to be operated up to sea state 5/6.

As well as the carrier's two pairs of active stabilising fins and twin rudders, the system has two computer-controlled compensation units which consist of two rail tracks for trains carrying 22t of deadweight.

These tracks run transversely below the flight deck. This system is designed to compensate for wind and heel and control roll, yaw and surge.

Hump
08-01-2009, 08:13 AM
Hey Xav, is one of the Raf's next to the one with the black wingtips just in front of the Island??

Bro Jangles
08-01-2009, 01:01 PM
Forward the island between the -18s.

santana
08-01-2009, 06:13 PM
Forward the island between the -18s.

Their are there, but very hide!!!p-)

gtb -red
08-01-2009, 10:30 PM
http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/100_2095.jpgThank You ****, I'm scratchbuilding a 1/350 Oriskany out of papercard and paper. 2 photos.http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/100_2096.jpg

Hump
08-02-2009, 01:00 AM
That looks exceptionally cool mate, you had better post the finished product, how long has it taken you so far. H

Hump
08-02-2009, 01:26 AM
Hi guys, time for another post so here we go.

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Uss Independence

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Entering Hongkong harbor

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Love the caption on this one!!!

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Ok enjoy you lot and catch up soon.:)

gtb -red
08-02-2009, 06:06 PM
****,2yrs for Ranger still not done. A friend wanted a 27C so he can enter a contest. He will still have a long way to go. The Island is no easy task. I'll tell him to post when he's done. Again Thanks for help. Thanks to everyone who post here.

bzjr68
08-02-2009, 06:22 PM
http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/100_2095.jpgThank You ****, I'm scratchbuilding a 1/350 Oriskany out of papercard and paper. 2 photos.http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/100_2096.jpg



Great job Bro !! You should post them Here as well ....

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=82502&page=110

Hump
08-02-2009, 10:00 PM
God I don't think I would have the patience, make sure you post a few pictures when they are finished mate.

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That's it for me today guys, have a good one and catch up soon - Hey Ej check your private messages, and thanks for an excellent read mate. Hp-)

santana
08-02-2009, 10:19 PM
Wow, amazing post ****!!! and a lot of fighters and planes pictures. thanks for sharing them.

albion
08-03-2009, 04:54 PM
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As it says on the photo HMS FURIOUS. She made history in 1918 when her Sopwith Camel aircraft took off for the first ever carrier strike and attacked and destroyed Zeppelins and hangers at Tondern (then in Germany). My grandfather was aboard FURIOUS in 1917 when Squadron Commander Edwin Dunning was killed. As some may know DUNNING was attempting another "landing on" after two successful earlier landings in his Sopwith Pup when the deck crew (who had to literally run along and catch hold of the aircraft) couldn't keep his aircraft down on the deck and she nosed over the starboard side taking DUNNING a pioneer of naval aviation to his death.

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Bro Jangles
08-03-2009, 05:18 PM
Im probably in the minority, but i love the look of the Long Beach class cruisers.

santana
08-03-2009, 05:52 PM
Im probably in the minority, but i love the look of the Long Beach class cruisers.

X2, So you are not a minority!!!p-)

albion
08-03-2009, 06:06 PM
Im probably in the minority, but i love the look of the Long Beach class cruisers.

In agree, I love that bridge structure and their distinctive line. Always have.

albion
08-03-2009, 06:08 PM
Right back on topic before we get smacked on the back of the head......:lol:

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gtb -red
08-03-2009, 09:16 PM
Thank You Popeye.:) wootAny photos of Hanna?

santana
08-03-2009, 10:56 PM
A good video from the F-14

http://www.patricksaviation.com/videos/perabrown/4246/

Hump
08-04-2009, 02:01 AM
Hey Albion, I love the "Picket fence" around the flight deck. lol Good post mate.

For Popeye

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08-05-2009, 04:39 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 1, 2009) Capt. Michael Manazir, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and Capt. Bret Batchelder, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, render salutes during a burial at sea on the flight deck of Nimitz while underway off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Philip Wagner Jr./Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 1, 2009) Rear Adm. John W. Miller, commander of Carrier Strike Group Eleven (CVW) 11, performs a pre-flight inspection of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Black Aces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eduardo Zaragoza/Released)

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RIO DE JANIERO (Aug. 3, 2009) Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship pre-commissioning unit Makin Island (LHD 8) render honors while manning the rails as the ship pulls into Rio De Janeiro. Makin Island departed Pascagoula, Miss. July 10 and is circumnavigating South America, via the Strait of Magellan, to its new homeport at San Diego. Makin Island is scheduled to also make port visits in Chile and Peru to support U.S. Southern Command objectives for enhanced maritime security and to share methods and training. Makin Island is scheduled to be commissioned in October. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael C. Barton/Released)

bd popeye
08-05-2009, 05:31 PM
For Popeye

Thanks **** for posting those photos of the "Fightin' Hanna". CVA-19. I was not on board when those photos were taken. I did not arrive until August 1974...The USS Hanco*k CVA-19 had the most pride of any ship I ever served on..Period.

"We called her Fightin' Hanna..she was the Queen of the sea"

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CVA-19 ships crest(seal)

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I was on board Hanna when this picture was taken.
USS Hanco*k (CVA-19) off San Diego, California, 11 February 1975, shortly before beginning her final deployment to the western Pacific. There are twelve A-4 Skyhawk attack planes and one SH-3 helicopter on her flight deck.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph (# USN 1162018).

Hump
08-06-2009, 05:22 AM
Excellent Avatar Popeye, very cool, I think I dated a girl that looked a bit like that in Singapore once...lol

bd popeye
08-06-2009, 08:19 AM
Excellent Avatar Popeye, very cool, I think I dated a girl that looked a bit like that in Singapore once...lol

Hey where do you think I got that picture? I had it airbrushed to make her look better!!;-)http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

Really though another member sent me that photo...

robbief
08-06-2009, 08:47 AM
A good video from the F-14

http://www.patricksaviation.com/videos/perabrown/4246/


Bring back my beloved Tomcats. :-(

Eugene Schmidt
08-06-2009, 08:50 AM
The new pic doesn't look like an Iowa corn husker to me, but sure fits the Popeye image, arrrrrrrrrrg.p-)p-)p-)

EJ

bd popeye
08-06-2009, 09:21 AM
Thanks to all for the comments on my avatar.!! A member named ramthor sent me thatp-)...


Bring back my beloved Tomcats. :-(

Immpossible. All Tomcats are at Davis -Mothan AFB in Tuson AZ and have been dismantled/scrapped to prevent their parts from being black marketed to Iran.

Why are they so beloved to you? Those aircraft while beautiful and potent were a maintainence nightmare. Did you ever work on one or its assoicated equipment?? You might be singing a different tune then.

robbief
08-06-2009, 09:39 AM
Thanks to all for the comments on my avatar.!! A member named ramthor sent me thatp-)...



Immpossible. All Tomcats are at Davis -Mothan AFB in Tuson AZ and have been dismantled/scrapped to prevent their parts from being black marketed to Iran.

Why are they so beloved to you? Those aircraft while beautiful and potent were a maintainence nightmare. Did you ever work on one or its assoicated equipment?? You might be singing a different tune then.

That was nothing but rhetorical sentence. I agree with everything, but, what can i say, i love those birds.

bd popeye
08-06-2009, 09:58 AM
That was nothing but rhetorical sentence. I agree with everything, but, what can i say, i love those birds.

I fully understand. I really like the Turkeys when they launched off the cats with the fifth stage of the afterburner going full blast. The whole deck would vibrate. Awesome. Later when I get home I will post some photos of the Tomcat with full afterburners being launched.

robbief
08-06-2009, 10:05 AM
I fully understand. I really like the Turkeys when they launched off the cats with the fifth stage of the afterburner going full blast. The whole deck would vibrate. Awesome. Later when I get home I will post some photos of the Tomcat with full afterburners being launched.


Tnx in advance. :)

bd popeye
08-06-2009, 02:16 PM
I fully understand. I really like the Turkeys when they launched off the cats with the fifth stage of the afterburner going full blast. The whole deck would vibrate. Awesome. Later when I get home I will post some photos of the Tomcat with full afterburners being launched.

All photos posted with original USN captions

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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Nov. 12, 2002 -- An F-14 “Tomcat” assigned to the “Black Knights” of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) ignites its afterburners as it is launched from one of four steam powered catapults on the ship’s flight deck. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED) http://i27.*******.com/2j0mf4m.jpg
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The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 30, 2003) -- An F-14A Tomcat ignites its afterburners just prior to launching off the flight deck aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are conducting combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED) http://i30.*******.com/2egfp8n.jpg
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Arabian Gulf (Nov. 22, 2003) – An F-14 Tomcat assigned to the “Checkmates” of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) launches from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise and Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are in the Arabian Gulf on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting missions in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and the continued war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Milosz Reterski. (RELEASED) http://i25.*******.com/2ajqtky.jpg
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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), Jan. 2, 2002 - As the sun rises an F-14 "Tomcat" from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) goes to full afterburner as it is launched from the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW 9) are deployed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class (AW) Jayme Pastoric. (RELEASED)http://i25.*******.com/2643kp5.jpg
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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Dec. 25, 2001- Christmas Day, an F-14 “Tomcat” from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) launches off of the flight deck. Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 3rd Class Troy M. Latham (Released)http://i29.*******.com/317d4ed.jpg
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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Jan. 12, 2002 - An F-14 "Tomcat" from the "Checkmates" of Fighter Squadron Two One One (VF-211) ignites its afterburner seconds before a launch from the number three catapult. John C. Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) continue to conduct bombing missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class (AW) Jayme Pastoric (RELEASED) http://i25.*******.com/xcm1k5.jpg
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At sea aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Mar. 1, 2002 -- A timed photographic exposure of an F-14A "Tomcat" launching from the flight deck displays the afterburner trail of the aircraft as it accelerates away from the ship. John C. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9) are conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Michael Arteaga. (RELEASED) http://i32.*******.com/2dcfk8x.jpg
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At sea aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Nov. 9, 2002 -- An F-14 “Tomcat” assigned to the “Black Knights” of Fighter Squadron One Five Four (VF-154) ignites its afterburners during a launch from one of four steam driven catapults on the ship’s flight deck. Kitty Hawk is the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier and operates out of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Todd Frantom. (RELEASED)

timetraveller
08-06-2009, 06:13 PM
When Carriers and other Military Vessels come into port do the Harbour Pilots take control of the Helm when entering and leaving ports .

bd popeye
08-06-2009, 06:15 PM
When Carriers and other Military Vessels come into port do the Harbour Pilots take control of the Helm when entering and leaving ports .

I know they come aboard. I 'm not sure about taking the helm. I've never been on the bridge entering or leaving port.

Hump
08-07-2009, 07:24 AM
Hi guys,
I know the pilots come on board but they only direct the guys doing the steering they issue the orders like 10 degrees port or what ever, at no stage have I seen one take the wheel. H

Hump
08-07-2009, 07:34 AM
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santana
08-10-2009, 04:38 PM
An USAF B-1B makes a Supersonic fly past near to a US Navy Air Carrier

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gtb -red
08-10-2009, 04:40 PM
BigO has been shipped overseas to it's owner. he knows about this thread so he will be posting. also the owner will detail the hangerdeck and make the island himself. 2 photos. http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/100_2132.jpg http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/100_2133.jpg

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GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 1, 2009)CVN-76 Ships Company sailors & Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) aircraft and personnel conduct flight operations from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photos /Released)

Hump
08-10-2009, 06:52 PM
Nice one Santana, I will have another post tomorrow mate. Hey Gtb-red I hope he remembers to post pics of the finished product mate. The ground work looks great I wish I had the talent and patience for it. H

chefjavier
08-10-2009, 10:18 PM
Nice Photos!! Keep them coming!!

Hump
08-11-2009, 05:38 AM
Did the Man say Keep'em commin!!!
Yes Sir, No Sir, Three bags full sir...lol

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Gotta love those "TomCats"

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Hope you like these guys, sorry if I have re-posted any, I'm having a clean out and doing some rearranging.p-)

Hump
08-11-2009, 06:49 AM
Oops, I forgot a couple..lol

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Catch up soon guys...H p-)

Bro Jangles
08-11-2009, 02:05 PM
^ that F18 looks beast with those fuel tanks!

santana
08-11-2009, 02:28 PM
^ that F18 looks beast with those fuel tanks!

For sure is a tanker, like this picture

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9573/f18frefuelingf18e.jpg

santana
08-12-2009, 12:57 AM
http://www.patricksaviation.com/uploads/photos/19448.jpg

*Another F/A-18 Fuel Tanker



An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 102, bottom left, approaches a fuel tanker while other Hornets wait nearby during exercise Malabar 07-2. More than 20,000 personnel from the navies of the United States, Australia, India, Japan and Singapore are participating in the exercise.

Hump
08-12-2009, 03:16 AM
Hey Santana, that one doing the "High speed pass" is brilliant mate, excellent work buddy. ****

Hump
08-12-2009, 03:20 AM
Can anyone name this carrier I thought it might be French (DeGaul) p-)

http://i30.*******.com/azbaky.jpg

happyslapper
08-12-2009, 01:53 PM
Don't think this one's been posted before:

http://defense-update.com/images_new1/qe_carrier_cutaway_large.jpg

Cut-away of the future HMS Queen Elizabeth, currently under construction.

bd popeye
08-12-2009, 03:07 PM
Don't think this one's been posted before:

Cut-away of the future HMS Queen Elizabeth, currently under construction.

I can't find them but I've posted images of the QE CVF but not that one! Thanks! Please post more if you have them!

Hump
08-12-2009, 08:08 PM
Here you go Popeye http://www.naval.com.br/blog/?p=442
H

albion
08-13-2009, 03:34 AM
Yes, the post 4 back is the Charles De Gaulle, nuclear powered, somewhat flawed but very impressive. A sound example of conventional design with angled flight deck, spitting steam cats and arrestor wires so allowing her to cross deck her aircraft with the merricans and push out the range and skills.

In case anyone missed it in the F35B or F35C thread....here's my picture of ILLUSTRIOUS sunbathing an F35B model.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j17/albion_2006/IMGP0340-1.jpg

eATS
08-14-2009, 02:48 AM
might be re-post, just looks insane..

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/If9dJs7W3qI

eATS
08-14-2009, 02:50 AM
Yes, the post 4 back is the Charles De Gaulle, nuclear powered, somewhat flawed but very impressive. A sound example of conventional design with angled flight deck, spitting steam cats and arrestor wires so allowing her to cross deck her aircraft with the merricans and push out the range and skills.

In case anyone missed it in the F35B or F35C thread....here's my picture of ILLUSTRIOUS sunbathing an F35B model.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j17/albion_2006/IMGP0340-1.jpg

too bad they will probally dump the stovl version....

Britain rethinks jump jet order
British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has been given some $824 million in taxpayer's money to develop the highly complex jump jet engine enabling vertical takeoff and landing for the so-called STOVL Joint Strike Fighter. The plane would have succeeded the Harrier Jump Jet, which goes out of service in 2015.

by Staff Writers
London (UPI) Aug 12, 2009
Britain may drop the short-takeoff and vertical-landing variant of the Joint Strike Fighter in favor of the conventional model to be used on its two planned aircraft carriers.

The decision would waste taxpayer's money and could result in job losses, British newspaper Daily Telegraph writes. The decision to drop the jump jet model could be announced this fall, the newspaper writes, citing unnamed sources from the British Defense Ministry.

London plans to build two new aircraft carriers and wants to equip them with Joint Strike Fighters. British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has been given some $824 million in taxpayer's money to develop the highly complex jump jet engine enabling vertical takeoff and landing for the so-called STOVL Joint Strike Fighter. The plane would have succeeded the Harrier Jump Jet, which goes out of service in 2015.

"We have to take an immensely important decision," Quentin Davies, the British procurement minister, told the newspaper. "The testing and evaluation phase has been ongoing of the first three aircraft. We have to take a decision as to which version of aircraft we shall be agreeing and we shall be focusing on this situation in the coming months."

If that model is indeed dropped, Rolls-Royce could lose hundreds of jobs and more than $8 billion in orders, the daily writes.

Military officials favor the conventional model, which takes off from a carrier runway, because it has a longer flight range and can carry more bombs. The so-called CV Joint Strike Fighter is also $25 million cheaper, playing into the cards of a Defense Ministry trying to slash costs because of budget constraints.

But as the first carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, is already under construction, a later turnaround regarding its planes would mean that the ships would have to be redesigned, with additional costs involved.

The ministry did not dismiss or confirm the report.

"To maximize the flexibility that the carriers will offer over their service life, they are being built to an adaptable design that can operate both STOVL and CV type aircraft," it said in a statement. "(The carriers) are designed around the operation of the STOVL Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, and this remains our preferred solution to meet the UK's Carrier Strike requirement along with the Queen Elizabeth Class of carriers and the Maritime Airborne Surveillance Capability."

bzjr68
08-14-2009, 03:34 AM
^^ Nice !!

Hump
08-14-2009, 03:35 AM
Gday guys, great pictures keep up the good work.

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I've got some half decent photos of the Kuznestov coming up guys, it's hard to find good quality pics of her. Hang in there and keep posting..lol
Humpp-)

Hump
08-14-2009, 03:43 AM
Hey Santana we must have been posting at the same time lol How cool was the landing perfect conditions the water was like glass. Thanks mate, good one.
****

santana
08-14-2009, 05:23 AM
Hey Santana we must have been posting at the same time lol How cool was the landing perfect conditions the water was like glass. Thanks mate, good one.
****

Yeah, mate I was thinking the same thing, very perfect weather conditions. The sea was like a plate. Did u heard the engines just when Viking lands???

Hump
08-14-2009, 05:46 AM
Yeah they go to full thrust in case the arrester wire snaps and they have to take off again, pretty scary time. H

[WDW]Megaraptor
08-15-2009, 04:26 PM
The island seems to be dangerously close to the landing area.

albion
08-15-2009, 05:16 PM
Response post to bd popeye's Chinese carrier picutres/post.

I cannot see a good "FLYCO" position in the small island. In fact the island appears very small for such a long ship carrier design. Although it has a similar look to the Spanish Carrier Principe de Asturias I think that fairly nice looking Spanish carrier has a lot smaller deck area and a much bigger island in any case.

The China job looks like 4 catapults by the look of the raised heat deflectors. 4 cats would need quite some power if steam unless they are going for the new magnetic thrusters.

Not a bad looker, but certainly quite limited looking in the radar and all that "comms" sort of malarkey.

Three deck edge lifts to starboard and one (?) to port would make for an intense deck operating station with what looks like limited places for deck crew to locate.

On a side note (and in conclusion)....there is a very limited goffers platform for the crew to watch all the action!

albion
08-15-2009, 05:26 PM
Here's an EAGLE for you popeye for thanks in starting this great thread :)

Note the flat turret topped 4.5 inch anti aircraft guns. HMS EAGLE mounted 16 of these until her 1964 reconstruction refit when the forward ones were removed.
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j17/albion_2006/Eagle.jpg?t=1250369743

bd popeye
08-15-2009, 07:17 PM
Excellent points albion & Megaraptor. p-)



On a side note (and in conclusion)....there is a very limited goffers platform for the crew to watch all the action! Excatly! where's the crew that is not permitted to work on the flight deck and visitors susposed to watch all the action on the "roof"??

The first thing I noticed was the location of the bomb elevators. See those little squares close to the first two aircrfat elevators on the 5th picture? They are really out of position. Were they are located would require elevator shafts in the hangar deck which would interfere with the movement of aircraft. An bomb elevator all the way forward in close proximity to the forward Jet blast defectors would make more sense. Because those bomb elevators would have to come from bomb assembly which is generally located under the froward or aft mess decks. The aft bomb elevator should be close to the island as on board CVN-76 & 77.

Also that crane should be in close proximity to an aircraft elevator. On USN CVs that crane is used to hoist or lower aircraft from the pier to the ship or vice versa.

I do not love the VLS cells on that aft starboard sponson. First off an CV only needs missiles for self defense. Not land or ship attack. That's what the aircraft are for and the CVs escorts. Plus it could not be used during flight operations. It's just not safe.

But a note to the person that drew that ship. Great job. I'd give you a B+ if you drew that on your own without any instructions or guidelines other than drawings and what other info you may have found on line.

CreepingDeath
08-15-2009, 07:34 PM
Love the caption on this one!!!

http://i29.*******.com/2ywyaup.jpg

Ok enjoy you lot and catch up soon.:)

Mighty awesome! gives perfect definition.

Hump
08-16-2009, 12:23 AM
Great pics Popeye, pity it's not that functional but maybe they will toss it around a bit and work out the kinks, you never know. I personally think they have copied a CVN and just rearranged and added a couple of bits then forgot to put a couple back...lol ****
P.S. What web site did you find them on mate, I would like to grab a copy of the large pics.

Bro Jangles
08-16-2009, 12:26 AM
one major issue is the lack of water. why would the Chicoms build it in the middle of a dessert?

[WDW]Megaraptor
08-16-2009, 08:17 AM
I have just realized that this "Chinese carrier" is actually just a copy of the USS Gerald Ford:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/CVN-78_Artist_Image.jpg

Hump
08-16-2009, 08:45 AM
Excellent spotting Megaraptor, I thought as much, they have just added a lift on the starboard side and toyed around a bit. ****

redvand
08-16-2009, 11:16 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2592/3826501104_187500392a.jpg

Here is the latest photo I found of the USS Sable.
USN Grumman F6F Hellcat - USS Sable
The USS Sable and USS Wolverine were coal fired paddlewheel aircraft carriers used for training in WWII.

My flicckr collecion of USS Sable, USS Wolverine and PO Valley field artillery photos (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8991847@N02/sets/72157604981849635/)

More info. on USS Sable and USS Wolverine (http://ix-carriers.blogspot.com)

chefjavier
08-16-2009, 08:11 PM
Megaraptor;4342706']I have just realized that this "Chinese carrier" is actually just a copy of the USS Gerald Ford:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/CVN-78_Artist_Image.jpg
What about the weight?

bd popeye
08-16-2009, 08:24 PM
What about the weight?

I don't know. It's just a drawing by a Chinese "fanboy". I will see what I can find out..

China has had the old yet never finished Russian CV the Varyag since 2001. It's been under going some sort of re-fit since 2004..That's 5 years. They could have built a carrier from the keel up in that time:roll:. The USA, Japan, S.Korea, Spain, Italy all have built and commissioned CV/LHD/CVH ships in that time.

What's the hold up China?

gtb -red
08-17-2009, 10:59 PM
Hi Guys, hope you don't mind if i post my young friend's model. He's only 14 and he scratchbuild this by himself. The Oriskany I built for him should at P.I this tuesday or Wednesday. http://I365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/DSC_002420copy.jpg http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/DSC_002020copy.jpg

chefjavier
08-18-2009, 08:29 AM
I don't know. It's just a drawing by a Chinese "fanboy". I will see what I can find out..

China has had the old yet never finished Russian CV the Varyag since 2001. It's been under going some sort of re-fit since 2004..That's 5 years. They could have built a carrier from the keel up in that time:roll:. The USA, Japan, S.Korea, Spain, Italy all have built and commissioned CV/LHD/CVH ships in that time.

What's the hold up China?
Where you able find anything?

bd popeye
08-18-2009, 09:16 AM
Where you able find anything?

No I was not. I translated the caption with google translator all it said was "similar to the CVN-78 class".

gtb -red
08-18-2009, 10:38 AM
this is something i made years ago.http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/100_0407.jpg

[WDW]Megaraptor
08-18-2009, 10:56 AM
Beautiful model! Do you know of any good internet resources about card-stock modeling on such a large scale?

Stonewall71
08-18-2009, 11:08 AM
thailand has a carrier. i just learned something.


She was built in Spain, based on the Principe de Asturias design

Stonewall71
08-18-2009, 11:15 AM
No need to re-post all the pics..:roll:

That's the Varyag.That photo dates to 2001. It was sold by proxy to a Chinese gambling company. It is now in posession of the PLAN and is , presumably undergoing a re-fit in the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning, China.


here she is
http://i73.servimg.com/u/f73/12/53/24/68/13-20010.jpg

gtb -red
08-18-2009, 10:21 PM
Megaraptor;4347453']Beautiful model! Do you know of any good internet resources about card-stock modeling on such a large scale?
The carrier is a plastic 1/350 Trumpter Nimitz kit, the DDG is a resin 1/350 John Paul Jones from Yankee Models, the SSN is a DML plastic kit San Francisco.

Hump
08-19-2009, 03:32 AM
Nice one GTB- as I said I wouldn't have the patience for something like that. I've got a couple of the Varyag and a few of the Kuznetsov guys hope you like them. ****

Varyag - looks like they are doing a refit but 5 years is a long time. Maybe they are waiting for the Indian one to be finished before proceeding???
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Hump
08-19-2009, 03:42 AM
What the hell, here's a few more as well as a couple of my old ship.H

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Above could be 1978 (Old age can't remember)

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I didn't photoshop the flag someone else did..lol

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Enjoy guys - have a good one Humpp-)

Hump
08-19-2009, 04:07 AM
If you really want to find out about the Varyag guys have a look at Jeff Heads web site, good pics and a good description of what's going on. Here's the link:

http://www.freewebs.com/jeffhead/redseadragon/varyagtransform.htm

santana
08-19-2009, 05:43 AM
Wow, Humb, mate amazing pictures of the Russian Carriaer the Mr. K

Hump
08-19-2009, 05:57 AM
Thanks mate, they have me hooked on the Varyag now, just spent the last hour trying to dig up some decent pictures. I've got a few but will see if I can get a couple more. By the way Santana thanks for the powerpoint files mate, excellent work.

santana
08-19-2009, 06:14 AM
Thanks mate, they have me hooked on the Varyag now, just spent the last hour trying to dig up some decent pictures. I've got a few but will see if I can get a couple more. By the way Santana thanks for the powerpoint files mate, excellent work.

Any time, Some of them are just awesome!!!

ZAYYANA
08-19-2009, 07:13 AM
What the hell, here's a few more as well as a couple of my old ship.H

I didn't photoshop the flag someone else did..lol
http://i31.*******.com/t529w6.jpg

Enjoy guys - have a good one Humpp-)

What the story behind this pic....

Hump
08-19-2009, 07:36 AM
It's fire fighting training on a replica mock up of an F18.

ZAYYANA
08-19-2009, 07:46 AM
i thought they use the real one on accident...
it's a good replica..... made by an artist..

Hump
08-19-2009, 08:04 AM
I don't think they would use a real plane no matter how badly damaged, it's cheaper to keep one of these in a corner of the hangar deck to use for practice. H

santana
08-19-2009, 08:29 AM
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MANILA, Philippines (Aug.15, 2009) Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs Manila Bay. George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier, departed after a scheduled port visit to Manila, during her inaugural summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Clifford L.H. Davis/Released)

eATS
08-20-2009, 03:19 AM
looks like they are ready to do some testing...

photos show a new ramp/runway in middle of Airport now to have ski jumps..

Before.
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After.
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santana
08-20-2009, 04:02 AM
/\/\/\ Wow, that looks very impressive a Spy stuff also!!!

santana
08-21-2009, 09:02 AM
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GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 17, 2009) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 launches off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Amanda L. Ray/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 18, 2009) Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Christopher Moffett sits in the cockpit of a F/A-18C Hornet on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Amanda L. Ray/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 18, 2009) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, launches off of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Amanda L. Ray/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 18, 2009) An Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) directs an EA-6B Prowler on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Amanda L. Ray/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 19, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Joshua Brock, assigned to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter squadron of (VFA) 86, cleans an F/A18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are underway on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gregory A. Streit/Released)

Hump
08-23-2009, 01:23 AM
Nice one guys, I tried to find the airport in Chine where the had the "Mock" flight deck from the HMAS Melbourne but couldn't. Anyway here's a few to go on with. H

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SANTANA!!!!!! Fully loaded mate.
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Have a good one guys - Humpp-)

santana
08-23-2009, 06:32 PM
Awesome post mate, specially the last picture!!!

Hump
08-23-2009, 08:06 PM
Look how heavy it looks, I wonder if he had trouble getting her off the flight deck. There must be a bit of panic waiting for the plane to pull up after you feel the flight deck drop away from under you..****

santana
08-23-2009, 08:12 PM
Look how heavy it looks, I wonder if he had trouble getting her off the flight deck. There must be a bit of panic waiting for the plane to pull up after you feel the flight deck drop away from under you..****

Looks like a F/A-18 Fuel Tanker, a few pages back a post some of them.

Hump
08-23-2009, 08:29 PM
Thanks mate, I go back and have another look.

santana
08-24-2009, 10:49 AM
Argentinan Air Carrier ARA “Independencia” V-1

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pictures by Roberto Neetzel and the fine people of fuerzasmilitares.org

Eugene Schmidt
08-25-2009, 09:08 PM
Yup. I bookmarked the site. I thought I could see my messy bunk in there somewhere.

santana
08-26-2009, 02:49 AM
Video

Carrier Power and the F/A-18

http://www.patricksaviation.com/videos/perabrown/4320/

Hump
08-27-2009, 01:14 AM
OK guys here's a big one to end the month on I hope you all enjoy em..p-)

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Big difference between this and Reagan's bow..lol
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Thanks for the PPT's Santana Great Stuff mate.

Hump
08-27-2009, 11:00 PM
Got a couple of New ones guys.

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p-)

santana
08-28-2009, 08:05 AM
Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=163878

Hump
08-28-2009, 08:51 PM
I don't know about these Q.E. class carriers, I think they will be a let down, they still seem to have the "Ski Jump" launch there was talk of a catapult if so they why the ski jump. If it a vertical take off platform why the ski jump? If they decide to just use the ski jump then they can only launch 1 jet at a time, if they use strictly vertical take off and landing they could get rid of the Ski Jump and reclaim more flight deck space. I am sorry to say but I personally think it is just and upgrade from the Kuznetsov and won't be anywhere near as efficient as the U.S. CVN ships. I will be the first to say that I DON'T have all the facts but just a cursory glance tells me that they are spending a lot of money to have 2 carriers that in the end are basically helicopter carriers. Sorry if I upset anyone but it's just my opinion.
I have posted this reply on the other thread also.
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gtb -red
08-28-2009, 10:38 PM
maybe they should bought the Kitty Hawk. she outclass those two. just my lousy two cents worth.

Bro Jangles
08-28-2009, 10:51 PM
maybe they should bought the Kitty Hawk. she outclass those two. just my lousy two cents worth.
The *****ty Kitty is to old. cost more.

Hump
08-28-2009, 11:08 PM
Bravo - Mate, I think we are about to have our first cross word..lol The KittyHawk is one of my absolute favorite Carriers, with a long service history and although I agree she wouldn't suit the English as a carrier I would NEVER EVER call her the *****TY KITTY - I've killed people for less than that...lol I left a copy of what I thought about the new Q.E. 2 Carriers on the other thread and was POLITELY told to bugger off!! but that's fine as I said it was only my personal opinion and I think that design of carrier is not as user friendly as the CVN's again I say it's only my opinion.

Bro Jangles
08-28-2009, 11:12 PM
Bravo - Mate, I think we are about to have our first cross word..lol The KittyHawk is one of my absolute favorite Carriers, with a long service history and although I agree she wouldn't suit the English as a carrier I would NEVER EVER call her the *****TY KITTY - I've killed people for less than that...lol I left a copy of what I thought about the new Q.E. 2 Carriers on the other thread and was POLITELY told to bugger off!! but that's fine as I said it was only my personal opinion and I think that design of carrier is not as user friendly as the CVN's again I say it's only my opinion.
it is a term of endearment, not an insult. hahaha i love our old Fossil Fuel Carriers too.

bd popeye
08-28-2009, 11:20 PM
Originally Posted by gtb -red http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?p=4373136#post4373136)
maybe they should bought the Kitty Hawk. she outclass those two. just my lousy two cents worth.



The *****ty Kitty is to old. cost more.

The reason the USN retired it's oil burners early was the prohibitive cost of the fuel. There are other factors.

Logistics. The oil burners need endless logistics to be supplied with fuel. The CVNs carry nearly twice the Jet fuel because the need for the ships fuel is eliminated. And the service life of a CVN is 50+ years.

Hump
08-28-2009, 11:28 PM
That's ok mate, I took it as it was intended not as an insult but a bit of light hearted humor. At least in this thread we can have a say with out upsetting anyone...lol
What's your opinion on the new Q.E.2 class and what do you think of them Popeye??

Hump
08-28-2009, 11:29 PM
I've got to go out for a couple of hours guys, I will log on as soon as I get back to get your "In depth reviews" Have a good one.
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bd popeye
08-28-2009, 11:36 PM
What's your opinion on the new Q.E.2 class and what do you think of them Popeye??

I just posted in that QE 2 class thread.

Over all a good design. I prefer catapults but the RN perfected the ski ramp so that's what they will live with.:roll:

This is what I posted;




happyslapper posted this..

The sortie rate is around 150 per day, that's almost identical to the Nimitz class, and is achieved with a smaller airwing. The benefit of having STOVL is that there is no complex and unreliable catapults or arrestor wires to throw a spanner in the works.

My response.
Catapults and arresting gear are not unreliable. Where did you get that idea from? Have you ever served on an CVN with catapults? If so how many launches were scrubbed because the catapults malfunctioned? Or a recovery canclled because of arresting wire malfunction?? Also the operation tempo on an RN CV was no where near that of a USN CV.

As for sortie rate..what you say is true. But those aircraft cannot launch with full fuel loads and weapons loads from a ski ramp there by limiting it's missions.

planeman
08-28-2009, 11:37 PM
Re Varyag, the superstructure is being extensively rebuilt. Photos circulating Chinese military forums...
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/8600/varyagaug285.jpg

There's another HERE (http://bbs.cjdby.net/attachments/month_0908/09082818278b8bcc1af1d1abae.jpg) but I think it may be faked.

Hump
08-29-2009, 01:00 AM
Hooray Popeye, it's like having a big brother to fight the bullies, you tell them mate..lol
I didn't think his information was entirely correct but as I had upset them already I just bit my tongue and left it where it stood. Now let's see is there another post where I can upset someone.....lol Seriously though I think they are getting loyalty mixed up with fact but unless I could quote facts I should have kept my opinion to myself I suppose. I've got more pictures to post tomorrow guys (CVN's not QE2)

Hump
08-29-2009, 01:03 AM
Don't know Plane man, it's a bit fuzzy to tell. I am dying to get some good pictures of the new Indian carrier as well as the Chinese one. I've already posted what I have on both but am keeping an eye out for more.
Good one mate

Hump
08-29-2009, 01:18 AM
Hey PlaneMan, I just had a look at your thread on Large Aircraft carriers compared, excellent piece of work mate. If anyone wants to have a look it's here http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?t=144822
How long did it take you to put together?
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Hump
08-29-2009, 03:44 AM
Would you like some Rice with that order sir.....lol

Hump
08-29-2009, 07:20 AM
Ok guys I want to pass the 150 mark if possible, I may need some help (Santana) so if you've got 'em post 'em...lol

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Alright I'm off to find some more....p-)

bd popeye
08-29-2009, 08:47 AM
Hooray Popeye, it's like having a big brother to fight the bullies, you tell them mate..lol
I didn't think his information was entirely correct but as I had upset them already I just bit my tongue and left it where it stood. Now let's see is there another post where I can upset someone.....lol Seriously though I think they are getting loyalty mixed up with fact but unless I could quote facts I should have kept my opinion to myself I suppose. I've got more pictures to post tomorrow guys (CVN's not QE2)

Thanks ****!

I have to say that I'm all in favor of the UK building this class of ship. I'm sure they've studied what sort of missions it is suited for. So the ski ramp will suit their purpose.

Personally I prefer the CTOL(Cats and A-gear) method. The ski ramp takes up valuable deck space there by reducing the number of aircraft an CV can operate. As I stated previously it reduces the payload aircraft can launch with.

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Courtesy of BD PopeyeHey I know where you got those pics!p-);-)

No problem mate! There is a lot of Buzz on the Chinese boards about what is happening to the Varyag. I think the ship is now in full-time re-fit mode and the island is being re-configured so a mast can be added. Just a guess on my part.

Hump
08-29-2009, 09:13 AM
Thanks Popeye, those Chinese sites can be confusing at the best of times..lol But I am hanging out to see what the end product will look like. I'm off to bed now nearly 11 pm so I will catch you guys tomorrow.
Have a good one.
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xav
08-30-2009, 01:36 PM
^ To illustrate what BD just said:
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Eugene Schmidt
08-30-2009, 02:06 PM
Hey ****, I was looking at the "Fighting Lady" DVD again and noticed in one of the opening scenes of landing aircraft, the deck number was #14. My references indicate the Yorktown was referred to as "The Fighting Lady" and figured prominently in the production of the film. Looks like maybe they used whatever film looked good as that scene definatly has the Ticonderoga numbers. I've been looking for aircraft scenes with tail markings I can identify to ships, but so far - no luck. Love the DVD though. I've got to learn how to capture a screen shot so I can post this stuff.

EJ

Hump
08-30-2009, 07:53 PM
Hi Ej,
It's not the first time I've seen a bit of editing done to a movie when a section of a clip looks better than another mate but in the end they did a pretty good job considering how old it is. I've got a little program that can "Split" a section from a movie if you are interested, but you need to watchout for copyright buddy.
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Hump
08-31-2009, 10:27 AM
I'm tired of page 149 let's try for 150. A couple of pages back some one commented on the Uss Longbeach well here is a good pic of her mate.H

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That's it for me guys I off to bed see you tomorrow. Humpp-)

Hump
08-31-2009, 10:34 AM
Looks like someone else will have to turn the page for me..lol