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santana
04-03-2009, 07:01 PM
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U.S 6TH FLEET (April 2, 2009) An SH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Tridents of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 3 parades the American flag to conclude an airpower demonstration held over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibilty. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Wilyanna Harper/Released)

Amazing capture, very calm waters

bd popeye
04-04-2009, 09:56 PM
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U.S. 6th FLEET (April 2, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 performs a high-speed pass over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during an air power demonstration. Theodore Roosevelt and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 are operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)http://i42.*******.com/29f5vzc.jpg
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U.S. 6th FLEET (April 2, 2009) An F/A-18E Super Hornet (right) assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 re-fuels an F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Valions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 during an air power demonstration over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during an air power demonstration. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released)http://i39.*******.com/2emnehy.jpg
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U.S. 6th FLEET (April 1, 2009) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jennifer McNutt and Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Jason Limbach inspect the tail hook assembly of an F/A-18 Hornet for corrosion during an 84-day inspection aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Andrew Skipworth/Released) http://i44.*******.com/x1wx9h.jpg
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ACIFIC OCEAN (March 24, 2009) Marine Lt. Jason Duffie, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) lands his F/A-18C Hornet aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). VMFAT-101 is aboard Nimitz conducting carrier qualifications for the squadron F/A-18 Hornet pilots. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Lemieux/Released)http://i39.*******.com/dbjuie.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 24, 2009) Lance Cpl. Tony Yovonovic, assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) uses a speed handle to fasten B-nuts in place on an F/A-18D Hornet aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Lemieux/Released)http://i43.*******.com/33blrth.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 24, 2009) Marines and Sailors assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) clean an F/A-18D Hornet aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Lemieux/Released)http://i43.*******.com/dxxvyv.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 24, 2009) An F/A-18D Hornet and an E/A-6B Prowler are on elevator three to be brought to the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is underway conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Lemieux/Released)

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GULF OF ADEN (April 1, 2009) Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Ryne Mueller, a search and rescue swimmer assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) 21 Detachment 3, is pulled into a helicopter during a training mission. HSC-21 is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force conducting counter-piracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Laura A. Moore/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
04-05-2009, 07:20 PM
Sorry, I've been remiss in posting lately. I've had lots to catch up on since we returned from our vacation.


The following pics were all taken on my recent trip to Charleston S.C. I found it hard to (a) get the whole exterior of her in the photo because of the size and angle, or (b) get the shots of the interior I wanted because it is very cramped. Just like I remember USS ESSEX in 1962.


These are all exterior and interior shots, I hope I've labeled them correctly. On my next post I'll have pics and descriptions of all the planes aboard her. I have to sort out the pics and info so it's correct first.



USS YORKTOWN CV10, taken from the lawn in front of ship.

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From the pier.


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Stb boat crane.


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Aft side of sbd elevator.


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Fwd side of stbd elevator.


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Looking aft from Stbd elevator.


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Looking fwd from stbd elevator.


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Flight deck from fwd and island


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Flag plot


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Bridge - Captain's chair.


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Air Boss


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Captain's docking chair


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Armored Pilothouse


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Sickbay berthing


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The brig


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A Brig cell


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Warrant Officer's mess


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Catapult machinery room


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Bomb elevators


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Aircraft on next post.

EJ

bd popeye
04-05-2009, 10:50 PM
Excellent photos Eugene Schmidt! The Yorktown looks like she needs a little upkeep. But that's OK..She's still a grand old girl!

gtb -red
04-06-2009, 12:48 AM
older carriers will not pop open on my computer!

santana
04-06-2009, 01:10 AM
Amazing photos Eugene, thanks for sharing it. btw, did u took some pictures from the aircraft parked in the deck?

sp2c
04-06-2009, 08:21 AM
They are used for such aircraft because they are the only viable alternative to Catapults, which is odd because steam catapults are neither complicated or high tech. Remeber the first ones were designed and built in less than eighteen months by a country with a decimated postwar economy and precious little cash for R&D back in 1951. The reason the Russians didn't put any aboard the Kuznetzov class was entirely political and nothing to do with technological capability. I'm pretty sure the archives of the KGB contain complete and detailed blueprints for every British and American Steam Catapult built, thanks to their extensive spy network.:oops::-(

I believe the problem with catapults and arrested landings is that they (require a lot of?) maintenance meaning a larger crew which is simply not workable for smaller peacetime navies

that and crashlanding your aircraft on a carrierdeck with only some cables, good faith and some prayers to prevent it falling off the other side isn't very good for it's service life (or the taxpayers money)

Eugene Schmidt
04-06-2009, 10:16 AM
Hey Popeye and Santana, I agree, she looks like a little maintainance is due on the exterior. She's a little rusty and chalky looking - kinda like ESSEX did after a long cruise. Active ships have a larger budget and 2500 crew or more to keep her looking sharp. The organizations managing the museum ships have a limited budget and a much smaller pool of manpower, many of them volunteers, to work with. I have to say, she looks a lot better inside this trip than she did when I was there 4 years ago. Much cleaner and has had many areas spruced up with a new coat of paint. They were painting the hangar deck when I was there last. More displays too. They recently installed new "Friendship lights" like we used to do, from bow to mast to stern. Should look great at night. I think they are doing a great job with the rescources they have. The volunteers are a really dedicated bunch. If I lived near there I would volunteer to work her in a heartbeat. Sure brought back lots of memories.

My next trip will be a longer one. Want to see them all in one trip. USS Hornet in Alameda CA, USS Midway in San Diego CA, USS Lexington in Corpus Christi TX, USS Intrepid in New York, and USS Yorktown in Charlston SC. Should make a nice circle all the way around the country. I have a brother that lives near Yorktown and sisters that live near Midway and Lexington too.

I did get photo's of all the aircraft displayed on Yorktown, along with the info plaque for each one. I just need to get them sorted out and will post them on my next post. I'll try to "Get it done".

EJ

gtb -red
04-06-2009, 02:07 PM
Big Daddy thanks for this thread! By the way does anybody have photos of Ranger during 64-69? Scratchbuilding a 1/350 Ranger for a friend. http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/100_1737.jpg this is the aft end of CV-62.

santana
04-06-2009, 03:21 PM
My next trip will be a longer one. Want to see them all in one trip. USS Hornet in Alameda CA, USS Midway in San Diego CA, USS Lexington in Corpus Christi TX, USS Intrepid in New York, and USS Yorktown in Charlston SC. Should make a nice circle all the way around the country. I have a brother that lives near Yorktown and sisters that live near Midway and Lexington too.


Wow, Eugene thats is a full carriers tour. Please take your camera and share your pictures here.

santana
04-06-2009, 08:04 PM
A few from the Roosvelt

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A Royal Navy handout photo made available on 06 April 2009 showing Aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt arrives in the Solent, Portsmouth, Britain on 04 April 2009

T-5 Killer
04-07-2009, 02:34 AM
At least you can tell everybody that is the HMS Invincible.
By the Way this picture looks photoshoped

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m282/T5killer/2007_07_10_r06.jpg

Or it is reall???

Sorry forgot to post that part :

"July 10, 2007: An MV-22 Osprey lands on the HMS Illustrious R-06. This is the first time the Osprey has embarked on a non U.S. ship."

santana
04-07-2009, 02:53 AM
T-5 Killer, thanks for the info and thanks for those pictures!!!

Stix@CTC
04-07-2009, 09:02 AM
Ski jumps enhance the performance of vectored thrust aircraft when launching from a carrier deck, but decrease the performance of non vectored thrust aircraft compare to their land based performance. They are used for such aircraft because they are the only viable alternative to Catapults, which is odd because steam catapults are neither complicated or high tech. Remeber the first ones were designed and built in less than eighteen months by a country with a decimated postwar economy and precious little cash for R&D back in 1951. The reason the Russians didn't put any aboard the Kuznetzov class was entirely political and nothing to do with technological capability. I'm pretty sure the archives of the KGB contain complete and detailed blueprints for every British and American Steam Catapult built, thanks to their extensive spy network.:oops::-(

Your right, steam catapults are low tech, however, the Invincible class were initially designed without a ski jump as they were designated an ASW "Through Deck Cruiser". Strange name because the Labour governent in 1967 scrapped the idea of CVN01 and 02 (Britians nuclear carriers), realised their mistake and allowed the ships to be built as long as they were not referred to as Carriers. Also, they could never have a steam catapult added because you cannot launch a Harrier (or AV8B) with one - the airframe was never designed to do it.
LtCdr Taylor RN invented the idea of the ski jump at RNAS Yeovilton (and was awarded a £250 design prize!!!!) and it was incorporated into the Invincible design during fitting out.
HMS Hermes (don't ever refer to her as a toy, boy!) was the first operational carrier with a ski jump which was added in 1978.

Below is a picture of me on Hermes coming into Norfolk VA in 1983.
Shows the lump off pretty well I think

http://www.theheskins.eclipse.co.uk/hermes/Hermes%20Norfolk.jpg

Obi Wan Russell
04-07-2009, 10:49 AM
Your right, steam catapults are low tech, however, the Invincible class were initially designed without a ski jump as they were designated an ASW "Through Deck Cruiser". Strange name because the Labour governent in 1967 scrapped the idea of CVN01 and 02 (Britians nuclear carriers), realised their mistake and allowed the ships to be built as long as they were not referred to as Carriers. Also, they could never have a steam catapult added because you cannot launch a Harrier (or AV8B) with one - the airframe was never designed to do it.
LtCdr Taylor RN invented the idea of the ski jump at RNAS Yeovilton (and was awarded a £250 design prize!!!!) and it was incorporated into the Invincible design during fitting out.
HMS Hermes (don't ever refer to her as a toy, boy!) was the first operational carrier with a ski jump which was added in 1978.

Below is a picture of me on Hermes coming into Norfolk VA in 1983.
Shows the lump off pretty well I think

http://www.theheskins.eclipse.co.uk/hermes/Hermes%20Norfolk.jpg

Hermes Ski Jump was fitted during her 1980-81 refit,, making her the second ship to take a ski jump to sea. Invincible was first, her ski jump was fitted in 1978 after she was launched and she started sea trials in 1979, commissioning the following year. Illustrious was the third ship with a ski jump BTW, entering service in 1982, though not commissioning formally until 1983. After the CVA-01 debacle the RN set up a working group to ascertain what kind of warships were needed in place of the fleet carriers. Their conclusion was that the only cost effective ship was the aircraft carrier! Fleet air defence and AEW could only be usefully provided by shipborne aviation, but the working group were simply told they had come to the wrong conclusion. Nevertheless the message was clear, and the Invincibles gestation was a tortuous affair. The designers knew from the start they would have to make provision for STOVL Harriers, though mention of these was omitted from any documents about the project for many years. Invincible herself was laid down in 1973, and although space and weight had been left for a sqn of Harriers in addition to her stated air group of 9 Sea Kings, official approval was not given until 1975 to begin development work on the Sea Harrier. This was acceptable as the aircraft would not be needed until Invincible was in service, and the first Sea Harrier flew in mid 1978. Contrary to what some authors have written, the only modification carried out on Invincible during construction to enable her to operate Sea Harriers was the building of the ski jump itself, as the hangar alreadt had space for the SHARs. Curious that a ship officially designed only to carry nine Sea Kings could now officially operate five Sea Harriers as well, and indeed in wartime had no difficulty operating up to twelve....

The fact that at the start of the Falklands war the Sea Harrier sqns were officially revealed by the Navy to have a 'wartime strength' shows the RN never considered a five aircraft sqn to be adequate, the number was set so as not to arouse suspicion from the RAF and the anti carrier lobby that the RN was getting back into the carrier game proper. Pre Falklands attempts by the RN to aquire AEW Sea Kings were stopped by the RAF who argued the RN would only operate in te North Atlantic were they could provide the AEW cover with Shackletons and Nimrods (the latter never entered service). The lack of AEW cover in the Falklands was something that could have been remedied quickly and cheaply if not for inter service rivalry. During the late 90s the Invincibles began to operate more balanced air groups, with seven Sea Harrier FA2s for air defence, seven RAF Harrier GR7s for strike, three Sea King AEW2s and four Sea King HAS6 (later Merlin HMA1) for ASW cover. during deployment the ASW helos would transfer to one of the escorting RFAs to free up space aboard the carrier for fixed wing ops. The Air Air Corps' WAH-64D Apache has also been cleared for operation from the Invincible class, though no deployments have taken place as yet due to the apaches being short on spare parts and trained pilots. :-(

Stix@CTC
04-07-2009, 11:29 AM
Nice answer.
Just curious - was it yours or copied and pasted?

Obi Wan Russell
04-07-2009, 11:31 AM
Nice answer.
Just curious - was it yours or copied and pasted?

Entirely mine, freehand and stream of conciousness to boot!woot

santana
04-08-2009, 10:36 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 6, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Black Knights" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. 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 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
04-10-2009, 11:56 AM
Some more pics from my trip to Charleson to see Yorktown. Misc pics that might be of interest

These are of a model of Yorktown on display. I wish my modeling skills were this good.

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Two from the pier
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Two important places - The Gedunk and---

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The Smoke Shop

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A receipe for 10000 cookies
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A Joke

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These guns are on display on the hangar deck

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These are of part of the ESSEX Museum room aboard Yorktown

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Next post up - Flight deck and aircraft

EJ

Eugene Schmidt
04-10-2009, 01:24 PM
Most of these pics have info signs with them. Those that do not I have inserted the info or add to with what I found out.

Taken from the 02 level looking aft.

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These were all displayed in the hangar deck.

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This is an AD4N - Flew off ESSEX Jan 1955 with 7th fleet

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The following were all displayed on the flight deck

F4J Phantom, McDonnel Douglas, flew off USS Saratoga with VF31.

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/100_0604.jpg

A4C Skyhawk, Douglas, flew off USS Oriskany

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This is an S2-E, flew off Yorktown.
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Flew off USS Independence with VA-75
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Flew with VS-41
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Flew with HS-6
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Flew off USS Hanxxck
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Flew off USS John F Kennedy
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/100_0611.jpg


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/100_0610.jpg

If you have any suggestions for pics of any of the museum ships, let me know. I'll try to get them on my next walkabout.

EJ

bd popeye
04-10-2009, 03:03 PM
Thanks for posting such excellent photos Eugene!


If you have any suggestions for pics of any of the museum ships, let me know. I'll try to get them on my next walkabout.http://www.midway.org/

The USS Midway Museum is an awesome ship to visit. The Midway now rest at the foot of Broadway in Downtown San Diego. the Midway museum attracts over 1,000,000 visitors annually. Making it the second most visited maritime musuem in the USA. The USS Arizona memorial is numer one.

Eugene Schmidt
04-10-2009, 08:33 PM
Hey BD,
I'm gonna do a circle tour next, USS Hornet, USS Midway, USS Lexington, USS Intrepid, another stop at USS Yorktown and home. Got brothers and sisters near most of them to visit as well. :).

Can't wait.

EJ

santana
04-12-2009, 11:20 PM
Thanks Eugene for those pictures, that was exactly that I was looking for

timetraveller
04-12-2009, 11:26 PM
Grateful to you posting those pics ...

Eugene Schmidt
04-13-2009, 05:56 PM
A few exterior shots

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080004.jpg

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A nice stern shot
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Fantail
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http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080024.jpg

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080020.jpg


Empty flag box
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080016.jpg


Port side view
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080067.jpg

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Flight deck
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080056.jpg


Hangar bay 3 looking forward
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080043.jpg


Sick bay surgical compartment
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080054.jpg


Torpedo shop
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080051.jpg


Crews berthing
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080049.jpg


Crews head
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080050.jpg


Misc aircraft shots - taken in sunlight - have better color.
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080065.jpg

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080064.jpg

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080063.jpg

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080062.jpg

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080061.jpg

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080059.jpg

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080058.jpg

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080057.jpg

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080033.jpg

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080032.jpg

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/yorktown85080002.jpg


Hope there aren't any reposts

Next post - more old ESSEX pics

EJ

Bro Jangles
04-13-2009, 06:16 PM
Going to Charleston in june, cant wait!

Eugene Schmidt
04-13-2009, 06:26 PM
Going to Charleston in june, cant wait!

If you like carriers, you can spend a whole day on Yorktown. It took me another day to see the other ships too. If I lived near there, oh mannn. I'd volunteer on Yorktown in a heartbeat. I could tell my 1960's sea stories over and over and they would be new to them all. :lol:

Have fun!

EJ

Bro Jangles
04-13-2009, 06:28 PM
If you like carriers, you can spend a whole day on Yorktown. It took me another day to see the other ships too. If I lived near there, oh mannn. I'd volunteer on Yorktown in a heartbeat. I could tell my 1960's sea stories over and over and they would be new to them all. :lol:

Have fun!

EJwent in 06, remember i bought a replica P38 pistol from the shipstore. honestly i enjoyed it more than the USS Missouri

santana
04-17-2009, 06:05 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 15, 2009) Lt. Jeremy Gross, foreground, from Phillipsburg, Mont., and Lt. Hector Laus, from Dededo, Guam, give the signal to launch an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Death Rattlers" of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. 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 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 15, 2009) ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 15, 2009) Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 fly over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during an air power demonstration. Theodore Roosevelt and CVW-8 are transiting the Atlantic Ocean after completion of a seven-month deployment operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 15, 2009) An HH-60H Seahawk helicopter assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 3 participates in an air power demonstration for the crew of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 15, 2009) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) for the squadron's return to Whidbey Island, Wash. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Laird/Released)

santana
04-18-2009, 09:35 PM
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/6152/usnbattlegroup.jpg

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/6923/usnavylincolnbattlegrous.jpg


USN USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 Battle Group


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At the USS Nimitz Deck

Eugene Schmidt
04-20-2009, 04:55 PM
Mostly from WWII


ESSEX Logo patch


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/scan0006.jpg




And this one's not WWI - would you know it.

Fire on Essex from F2H crashing in to parked planes, 16 Sept 1951


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/essex1.jpg



Essex Airdales disengage a Wildcats tail hook from one of the flight deck's arresting wires. To reduce the chance of accidents, the pilot was not allowed to leave his plane until it's wheels had been chocked. 1943.


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/AiredalesdisengageaWildcatstailhook.jpg



Arming and checking guns on F6F's prior to an attack on the enemy, Aug 1943


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXNPArmingandcheckinggunsonF6-1.jpg


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPArmingandcheckinggunsonF6Fsp.jpg


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPArmingandcheckinggunsonF6-3.jpg



Essex in Pearl Harbor8 Aug 1943


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http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXNPatpearlAug81943-1.jpg


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F6F's with folded wings and SBD's spotted on ESSEX's deck, USS Yorktown in background. 25 Aug 1943.


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPF6FswithfoldedwingsandSBDssp.jpg



Essex flight ops, Aug 1943


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Essex LSO, Aug 1943


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Essex tracking Japanese ships with radar, 1945


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXNPradartrackingJapshipsWWII194.jpg



Essex repair party in action, WWII


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPrepairpartyWWII.jpg



Essex forward port sponson where the hangar deck cat would have been. Essex never got that cat as they had determined that they were not really useful by the time Essex got her April 1944 refit.


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Essex take off's and landings, August 1943.


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPTake-offsandlandingsfromU-1.jpg


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXNPTake-offsandlandingsfromUSSE.jpg



Essex refeuling from USS Guadalupe, 27 Aug 1943


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPrefueledbyUSSGuadalupeAug271.jpg


Essex respotting aircraft using jeeps. She was the first carrier to use vehicles to spot planes, using a jeep - appropriated - from the pier in Pearl Harbor. Aug 1943


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPRespottingdeckwithjeepsforla.jpg



Essex respotting planes to ready for landings the - old fashioned - way - with real plane pushers. Aug 1943.


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPRespottingdeckforlandingsw-p.jpg



Essex respotting planes to ready for landings, new Tilly on deck. Aug 1943


http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPRespottingdeckforlandings-1.jpg



Got some coming from the 50's and 60's next. :grin:


EJ

santana
04-20-2009, 05:24 PM
Great photos Eugen, keep them coming!!!

CDR_SKY
04-21-2009, 02:34 PM
Any confirmation of joining Lucky E planes during Pearl Harbor attack?

Found info that she was 300 km away, and 18 dauntles scouts reach harbor close after attack, 6 planes lost, 11 killed, 1 zero shot down.

santana
04-21-2009, 05:45 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 18, 2009) Flight deck personnel launch an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Death Rattlers" of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. 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 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 20, 2009) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) receive training from the damage control training team on how to properly fight fires during a general quarters drill. Harry S. Truman is underway conducting Tailored Ships Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Phase (FEP). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Erks/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 19,2009) Cmdr. Patrick Lacore, the Safety Officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) stands by as visitors observe an F/A-18 Super Hornet perform a touch-and-go on the flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Felicito Rustique/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 19, 2009) Sailors push an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Black Knights" of Strike fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. 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 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 19, 2009) An E-2C Hawkeye from the "Golden Hawks" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 pulls into position on catapult one before launching from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/ Released)

santana
04-22-2009, 06:19 PM
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INDIAN OCEAN (April 16, 2009) Search and rescue swimmers are hoisted out of the water by an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Blackjacks" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 Det. 3. HSC-21 is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), deployed as part of the Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group/13th MEU supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Rasmussen/Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 18, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Richard Koller, from Baltimore, directs aircraft on the flight deck during night flight operations 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 (April 18, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Richard Koller, left, from Baltimore, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Matthew Mancebo, from Verona, N.Y., direct aircraft on the flight deck during night flight operations 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 (April 18, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate Airman Trenton Warren, from Clearwater, Fla., conducts post flight checks in the cockpit of an MH-60S Sea Hawk from the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 after flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). 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 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/ Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 18, 2009) Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Watson stands watch in air operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as a T-45 Goshawk is catapulted off of the ship's flight deck. Air Operations works in conjunction with the carrier air traffic control center as part of a mobile airport for Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan is underway conducting Fleet Replacement Squadron Carrier Qualifications in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
04-27-2009, 07:04 PM
These are from mid 50's to late 60's


Present day ESSEX Logo, CV9, CVA9, CVS9, LHD2.
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/scan0002.jpg


Shoulder patch from 1961.
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/scan0004.jpg


Nato Cruise patch
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/scan0001.jpg


Fightenest ship in the fleet.
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXNPFightinestshipinthefleet.jpg


ESSEX with Forrestal, Macon, Albany, Iowa, Northampton.
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPwithForrestalmaconAlbanyIowa.jpg


Essex in yards 1959
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPinyards1959.jpg


ESSEX in drydock 1959
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPindrydoock1959.jpg


ESSEX Tilly 1962
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/NPEssexTilly1962-1.jpg


ESSEX arrival at Quonset Point
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNParrivingQuonsetpoint.jpg


ESSEX CV9 at sea, 1951
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPCV91951.jpg


ESSEX in Quonset Point for Christmas, 1962
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXNPEssexinQuonsetPointforChrist.jpg


ESSEX and Forest Royal DD872 fueling 1958.
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPandForestRoyalDD872fueling19.jpg


ESSEX 1959
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNP1959-1.jpg


ESSEX
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNP.gif


ESSEX leaves New York
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPleavesnewyork.jpg


ESSEX Apollo 7 recovery Oct 22, 1968
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/ESSEXNPApollo7Oct1968.jpg


ESSEX Hilo Apollo 7 recovery Oct 22 1968
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPApollo7Hilo1968.jpg




ESSEX refueling
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/CVA-9NPfueling.jpg



EJ

santana
04-28-2009, 05:16 PM
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ARABIAN SEA (April 25, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) operates in the Arabian Sea before the first aircraft launch of the day. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is underway on a scheduled deployment supporting the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operate in international waters across the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa Medina/Released

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NEWPORT NEWS (April 23, 2009) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) assist in rigging the aircraft barricade during flight deck drills. Carl Vinson is undergoing its scheduled refueling complex overhaul at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Stephen Rowe/Released)

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JAMES RIVER (April 17, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) maneuvers away from the pier to turn the ship around to enable operation of the ship's propellers and complete the next phase of the scheduled ship's refueling complex overhaul (RCOH). Carl Vinson is undergoing a scheduled RCOH at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Shen/Released)

santana
04-29-2009, 04:37 PM
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ARABIAN SEA (April 26, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) operates in the Arabian Sea displaying signal flags that read, "IKE, CVN 69, GR8R EACH DAY." The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is underway on a scheduled deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and the on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations and operate in international waters across the globe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa Medina/Released)

bd popeye
05-05-2009, 05:47 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Jamel Marin, from New Orleans, La., and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Omar Richardson, from Tampa, Fla., perform routine maintenance on an M61-A1, 20mm Gatlin gun from an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to 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)http://i40.*******.com/f3ulc8.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) 2nd Class Steve Cowen, bottom, from Worden, Mont., and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) Airman Lorenzo Dyea, from Albuquerque, N.M., refuel an F/A-18C from the Death Rattlers of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)http://i40.*******.com/o5z0c3.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 delivers supplies onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). 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 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)http://i42.*******.com/5oi1qx.jpg
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SINGAPORE HARBOR, Singapore (April 24, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits Singapore harbor before mooring pier side at Changi Naval Base, Singapore. John C. Stennis is in Singapore for a scheduled port visit during a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Husman/ Released)http://i42.*******.com/25jdowk.jpg
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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 24, 2009) Quartermaster Seaman Britney Benigno, from Wichata Falls, Texas, stands the forward bearing watch on the island structure aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as it transits Singapore harbor before pier side at Changi Naval Base, Singapore. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Husman/Released)

santana
05-05-2009, 06:16 PM
Hey bd Popeye, long time no see your posts here, as always awesome. thanks Keep them coming!!!

Atlantic Friend
05-05-2009, 06:17 PM
From the heroic years....

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4260/palgerbapaume.jpg (http://img11.imageshack.us/my.php?image=palgerbapaume.jpg)

The French carrier convert Bapaume, shortly after WW1.

bd popeye
05-05-2009, 07:38 PM
Hey bd Popeye, long time no see your posts here, as always awesome. thanks Keep them coming!!!

Your welcome!

What happened to ****??http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/images/smilies/confused.gif Anyone know??http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/images/smilies/confused.gif

santana
05-05-2009, 08:58 PM
Your welcome!

What happened to ****??http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/images/smilies/confused.gif Anyone know??http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/images/smilies/confused.gif

I am not sure, but I guess some health problems take him out for a few weeks, looking for a good and deserve rest. He promise to come back to apport and support this thread.

bd popeye
05-05-2009, 10:52 PM
I am not sure, but I guess some health problems take him out for a few weeks, looking for a good and deserve rest. He promise to come back to apport and support this thread.

Gee I did not know:oops: I hope he's feeling better soon and back here!

Eugene Schmidt
05-06-2009, 09:02 AM
Ok Guys this will be my last post for a while so keep up the good work, welcome back Ej, I hope you had a great holiday mate and took plenty of pictures for the thread, I am hoping you can step up and take my place and help Santana & Popeye out with your contributions. Hopefully I will be back in about a month or six weeks all going well. And NO I am not going to gaol...lol You guys take care and thanks for the good time I've had with you all.



This was ****'s last post on 3/22. I wondered at the time what was going on there. Sure hope he's ok. He's a fun guy.

EJ

santana
05-06-2009, 01:47 PM
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EAST CHINA SEA (May 4, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Seaman Emily McCann, of Redlands, Calif., and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Lois Braxton, of Brooklyn, N.Y., direct the launch of a CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter from the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during the fly-off of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Aviation Combat Element. Essex, is in Subic Bay supporting Exercise Balikatan 09 an annual combined, joint-bilateral exercise involving U.S. and Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel, as well as subject matter experts from Philippine civil defense agencies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)

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EAST CHINA SEA (May 4, 2009) Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31th MEU) board a CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter as the Aviation Combat Element (ACE) disembarks the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) after a successful spring patrol. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Greg Johnson/Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 5, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an airborne change of command. 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 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 5, 2009) Two F/A-18C Hornets from the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during an airborne change of command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 4, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 lifts off from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle Steckler/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 4, 2009) During the airborne change of command of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146, Cmdr. Jeffrey Czerewko pulls away from the three plane formation, transferring command of the squadron to Cmdr. Todd Marzano. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 4, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 1st Class Brandon Benedict, from Tulsa, Okla., performs final checks on an aircraft catapult prior to flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kyle Steckler/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 30, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Milton Holt from Air department, V-2 division, pulls on the webbing of the barricade during a flight deck drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman is underway conducting Tailored Ships Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Phase (FEP). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Erks/Released

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YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 4, 2009) Master-at-Arms Seaman Katelyn Emenhiser stands Harbor Security watch for USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington, the Navy's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier, is currently preparing for underway operations following its first Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class John M. Hageman/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (April 30, 2009) Fire Controlman 2nd class Jared Mendoza, from Langley, Wash., removes spent rounds from a Close-In Weapons System after a live fire exercise on the fantail aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Josue L. Escobosa/ Released)

santana
05-07-2009, 12:06 PM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 2, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean with the Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Roald Amundsen (F-311) as an F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter lands on the flight deck during flight operations. Harry S. Truman is underway conducting a Tailored Ships Training Availability and Final Evaluation Phase. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin M. Smelley/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 5, 2009) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class Jason Bruce, from San Diego, checks the emergency signal strobe light on a CMU33 survival vest for the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 in the paraloft aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. 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 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/ Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 4, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Death Rattlers of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW) 9 are on 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 (May 4, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Richard Smith, from Fort Worth, Texas, watches as an F/A-18C Hornet from the Death Rattlers of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW) 9 are on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

santana
05-07-2009, 11:19 PM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) performs a training sortie.(U.S. Navy photo by Lieutenant Marques Jackson/Released)


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Arfah
05-08-2009, 06:35 AM
Why they insult iraq? These bunch of cowards could not even defeat a small group of fighters in Baquba and Ramadi. Who defeated Al-Qaeda in Iraq? Was it America? No, the iraqis had to do the job by themself.

Firts these cowards gave Saddam the full control of iraq, later they removed him and brought Al-Qaeda.

As an Iraqi, I have the full right to say that the people who wrote this are sons of bit*ches.

War is hell ! Try and remember that next time you spit your freedom over the internet and be grateful for those who paid its ultimate price.

Slap yourself in the face with a shoe ! :slap:

So anyway, what did you think of the aircraft carrier though ?
Big, innit ?

AkerWalker
05-08-2009, 06:43 AM
You must read the post after that post.


Here is the snopes.com article on the photo above.

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Arfah
05-08-2009, 06:46 AM
Oh I'm well aware it was photoshopped.

AkerWalker
05-08-2009, 07:05 AM
Apparently for assyria is not aware.

santana
05-08-2009, 11:14 AM
for_assyria, a few pages back we resolve this issue, I dont know why you try to bring back this again. I endorse you to remove or edit that picture. We have been working hard on this great thread and that picture is an insult to this thread and the people who have been posting great pictures here.

santana
05-08-2009, 12:18 PM
Back to topic and pictures.............

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 5, 2009) Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class Jason Bruce, from San Diego, Calif., checks the internal communication systems on an HGU-84/P helmet for the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 in the paraloft 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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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 4, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Andrew Sallee, left, from Parma, Idaho, and Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class John Symonds, from Houston, Texas, watch as a C-2A Greyhound from the Providers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 lands 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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INDIAN OCEAN (May 3, 2009) A pilot assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 receives signals from air handlers before take-off during AV-8B Harrier flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is deployed as part of the Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group/13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Laura A. Moore/Released)


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INDIAN OCEAN (May 3, 2009) An AV-8B Harrier assigned to Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 163 conducts flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is deployed as part of the Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group/13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13th MEU) supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Laura A. Moore/Released)

santana
05-11-2009, 09:29 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 9, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Alexis Ferraiolo directs an EA-6B Prowler from the Gauntlets of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is conducting flight deck certification and carrier qualifications in the western Pacific Ocean after a Selective Restricted Availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher S. Harte/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) signal to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) from the flight deck during a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Phillip Pavlovich/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) watch as the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) approaches for a replenishment-at-sea. (U.S. Navy photos(top two) by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rachel N. Clayton/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) Sailors from the reactor department reenlist in the forecastle the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Fifteen sailors reenlisted with a combined Selective Reenlistment Bonus of more than $1.3 million dollars. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rachel N. Clayton/Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102, the "Diamondbacks", performs a low approach to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to test radar alignment for precision approach landing certification. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tanner Lange/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Sam Keo gives a "thumbs up," signaling the catapult can be fired safely during no-load operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tanner Lange/Released)

Eugene Schmidt
05-12-2009, 01:17 PM
Really nice, Santana. You'll soon be converting me from aircraft carriers to carrier aircraft.EJ

Eugene Schmidt
05-12-2009, 01:33 PM
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*uffffff!!! what a picturehttp://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif my new screen saver

Keep this up and you'll be converting me from aircraft carrier pics to carrier aircraft pics. :lol:
EJ

santana
05-12-2009, 03:11 PM
Thanks EJ, With your help, bd Popeye, **** and others we are building here one of the greatest thread in MP.net about Carriers.!!!!!:)

And back on track

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 7, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean during flight operations. Harry S. Truman is currently underway conducting Tailored Ships Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Phase (FEP). U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin M. Smelley/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 7, 2009) Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) fly in a diamond formation during a group sail with Carrier Strike Group 10. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin M. Smelley/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 9, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 launches from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is conducting flight deck certification and carrier qualifications in the western Pacific Ocean after completing a Selective Restricted Availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rachel N. Clayton/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 9, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is conducting in the western Pacific Ocean after completingt a Selective Restricted Availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher S. Harte/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Johnny Rogers, from Fort Walton, Fla., inspects the fan module of an F414-GE-400 engine from an F/A-18F Super Hornet for internal damage before performing maintenance aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Anthony Blackner, from Jacksonville, Fla., installs an accessory gearbox drain adapter on an F414-GE-400 engine from an F/A-18F Super Hornet 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 OMAN (May 9, 2009) An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 5 hovers over the bow of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The helicopter's tail is painted with the Navy digital camouflage design. Eisenhower and Carrier Air Wing Seven are deployed to the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command area of responsibility, and are conducting operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photos by Cmdr. Jane Campbell/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (May 8, 2009) A shooter uses flight deck hand signals to provide information to a Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 pilot on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Jane Campbell/Released)



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INDIAN OCEAN (May 3, 2009) Marine Capt. Monica Marusceac, assigned to the "Evil Eyes" of Marine Medium Helicopter squadron (HMM) 163 (Reinforced) vertically lands an AV-8B Harrier aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). Boxer is deployed as part of the Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group/13th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John J. Siller/Released)


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INDIAN OCEAN (May 3, 2009) An AV-8B Harrier assigned to the "Evil Eyes" of Marine Medium Helicopter squadron (HMM) 163 (Reinforced) prepares to take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John J. Siller/Released)

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INDIAN OCEAN (May 3, 2009) Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Reginald Anies guides an AV-8B Harrier assigned to the Evil Eyes of Marine Medium Helicopter squadron (HMM) 163 (Reinforced) on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John J. Siller/Released)

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GULF OF OMAN (May 7, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 hovers over the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) after delivering a load of supplies during a vertical replenishment. Vicksburg is deployed to the Naval Forces Central Command area of responsibility as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Jane Campbell/Released)


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INDIAN OCEAN (May 4, 2009) Sailors and Marines perform a foreign object debris (FOD) walk down after an all-hands call aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). FOD walk downs help prevent damage to aircraft from debris on the flight deck which could be ingested into a jet engine. Boxer is deployed as part of the Boxer Amphibious Readiness Group/13th Marine Expeditionary Unit supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John J. Siller/Released)

gtb -red
05-17-2009, 12:57 PM
guys,I'm scratchbuilding a 1:350 America for a friend. need to see 1990-1996 photos of her of all sides. Thanks for your help.

Eugene Schmidt
05-17-2009, 06:51 PM
Nice America shots BD.

EJ

bd popeye
05-17-2009, 07:10 PM
Nice America shots BD.

EJ

Thanks ..not many out there. They are very few and far between..Even the photos taken of the ship when she was towed out to sea to be sunk in April/May 2005 are missing from navy.mil...It just ain't right...

gtb -red
05-17-2009, 07:16 PM
thanks big daddy. 2 photos of the build. http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/100_1882.jpg http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/raider-hall/100_1883.jpg

Eugene Schmidt
05-17-2009, 07:23 PM
Hey BD, I see this thread made 5 stars!!
Good on ya man!

Sea stories is a 4 star already.
EJ

bd popeye
05-17-2009, 07:32 PM
Hey BD, I see this thread made 5 stars!!
Good on ya man!

Sea stories is a 4 star already.
EJ

You know someone else mentioned that to me previously...But I was not sure what it meant..But I do now!p-)http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

Eugene Schmidt
05-17-2009, 07:40 PM
Yeah, it takes a lot of time and effort from people, but someone has to come up with the idea - this was a great one.

With support from others that post regularly - Santana, ****, and many others, and by keeping on topic for the most part, has made this thread a great one.

Let's keep it going!
EJ

chefjavier
05-17-2009, 10:02 PM
It this a forum or Thread of pictures?

Hump
05-18-2009, 02:46 AM
Hi Guys,
I have got my wife to type this for me, first off I would like to say. Popeye, thank you so much, you don't know what a lift you gave me mate, it was GREAT I've said it before and I say it again "You ARE the man buddy. I am still in dry dock and not sure if they will scrap me or not yet, I am trying some laser stuff next month but no guarantees. Any way, I was just touching base for old times sake, I asked my wife to log on for me and she said someone wanted some USS America pics and I know I posted some a while back but here are some again, it's taken the poor girl nearly half an hour to do this guys and it wasn't smooth sailing so be nice. lol A big hello to E.J. thanks for the email mate and my old buddy Santana I really miss you guys. I will let you know how things go next month or I will get Alison to do another email, if she doesn't hit me with the keyboard first. lol

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Bro Jangles
05-18-2009, 02:52 AM
^ friggin awesome! love the Suez canal , and norway pic!

santana
05-18-2009, 03:56 AM
Hey ****, Welcome back, its very nice to see you around here, we miss u a lot. And as always some freaking awesome pictures buddywoot.
I hope all your things are OK and will be OK.
Take a good care
santana

santana
05-20-2009, 05:02 PM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 passes by the landing signal officer on the way to making the first arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt/Released)


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 makes the first arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is the tenth and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and is underway off the coast of Virginia conducting flight deck certification. (U.S. Navy photos/Released)


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 19, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during the ship's first day of flight operations. George H.W. Bush is the tenth and final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dominique J. Moore/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2009) Fireman Elizabeth Aceto, from Boston, uses a sound-powered phone to communicate with the bridge and deck control as supplies are received in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is conducting a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) while on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/Released)



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ARABIAN SEA (May 17, 2009) Capt. Ted R. Williams, executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), welcomes the King of Bahrain, His Majesty the King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to Dwight D. Eisenhower during an historic port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Dwight D. Eisenhower is the first Nimitz-class aircraft carrier to dock at the newly-completed Khalifa bin Salman Port. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of 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)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2009) Sailors assigned to the "Black Ravens" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135 clean the cockpit windows of an EA-6B Prowler aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise off the coast of Southern California in preparation for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Heil/Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 15, 2009) A Sailor assigned to the "Indians" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6 cleans rotor components of an SH-60F Seahawk helicopter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Heil/Released)

Panchito12
05-20-2009, 05:12 PM
Well I've been waiting for someone to post a pic of the greatest little carrier on Earth.

BEHOLD THE MIGHTY IX514!!!!!!

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/6043/ix514.th.jpg (http://img32.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ix514.jpg)

Bro Jangles
05-20-2009, 05:13 PM
^ whats the story behind that?

looks like training for landing on a smallboy.

Who-What-Where-
05-20-2009, 05:13 PM
May be on here already but
royal navy plans for to new carriers 'Queen Elizibeth class carier' these ships will be far bigger than the invinsible class more near the american size cariers
i havent got any pics and as hotlinking is not alowed check it out on wikipedia if interested

:)

bd popeye
05-20-2009, 05:45 PM
^ whats the story behind that?

looks like training for landing on a smallboy.

Exactly. The USN has training vessels like that so newbie pilots can practice at sea landings on a moving ship.

bd popeye
05-20-2009, 05:50 PM
****! Happy to see you & your wife posting!p-)..

That fifth pic down of the America was taken in the Suez Canal in 1981. Notice to SLUFs(A-7s) on deck..I wuz there!!

Eugene Schmidt
05-20-2009, 06:30 PM
The Passenger liner Vaterland, launched April 3, 1913, Taken over by the US Navy, April 15, 1917 Renamed Leviathon and used as a troop carrier. Equipped with ship to shore mail delivery by airplane.

Shown here ready to launch.


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EJ

Panchito12
05-20-2009, 08:17 PM
^ whats the story behind that?

looks like training for landing on a smallboy.

It's based in Pensacola and is used by the HT squadrons to train helo student pilots how to land on frigate-sized vessels.

IT'S THE LITTLEST CARRIER ON EARTH!!

p.s. To the best of my memory it has never suffered an accident onboard.

gtb -red
05-20-2009, 10:38 PM
Hi Guys,
I have got my wife to type this for me, first off I would like to say. Popeye, thank you so much, you don't know what a lift you gave me mate, it was GREAT I've said it before and I say it again "You ARE the man buddy. I am still in dry dock and not sure if they will scrap me or not yet, I am trying some laser stuff next month but no guarantees. Any way, I was just touching base for old times sake, I asked my wife to log on for me and she said someone wanted some USS America pics and I know I posted some a while back but here are some again, it's taken the poor girl nearly half an hour to do this guys and it wasn't smooth sailing so be nice. lol A big hello to E.J. thanks for the email mate and my old buddy Santana I really miss you guys. I will let you know how things go next month or I will get Alison to do another email, if she doesn't hit me with the keyboard first. lol






















Thank You and your wife for posting the photos. Helps out on my build.:)


Next time do everyone a favor, cut or delete the photos. They don't have to be show again, especially when there are more than one. It ties up band width and slows the page load for other people. We have members who still have dial up. So a little consideration can go a long ways.

Thanks.

H.

santana
05-21-2009, 08:31 PM
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US NAVAL POWER

santana
05-29-2009, 05:30 PM
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The norwegian frigate Roald Amundsen has been in the US for 2 months, and has been assigned to Carrier Strike Group 10, with the carrier USS Harry S. Truman, for 3 weeks.

facundo
05-29-2009, 05:34 PM
bd popeye

The photographs of the Indian aircraft carrier when?

Saludos

bd popeye
05-29-2009, 10:44 PM
bd popeye

The photographs of the Indian aircraft carrier when?

Saludos

Are you referring to the Viraat? Photos of the IN R 22 have been posted however may be gone now because one of our major photo hosting sites is gone..so just for you!..

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BAY OF BENGAL (Sept. 7, 2007) - An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Strike Fighter Squadron 102, left, and an F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 27, foreground, fly in formation with two Indian Navy Sea Harriers, bottom, and two Indian Air Force Jaguars, right, over Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22) 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. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jarod Hodge (RELEASED) http://i40.*******.com/nosjo8.jpg
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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 4, 2007) - A Sea Harrier takes off from the flight deck of Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22) during Malabar 2007. Malabar is a multilateral exercise that includes naval forces from India, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and the United States. It is designed to increase interoperability among the navies and to develop common procedures for maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Q. Diaz (RELEASED)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 4, 2007) - A Sea Harrier takes off from the flight deck of Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22) during Malabar 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Q. Diaz (RELEASED)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 4, 2007) - Sailors stationed aboard Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22) refuel a Sea Harrier after it returns from a mission during Malabar 2007.U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Q. Diaz (RELEASED)

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NDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 4, 2007) - Sailors aboard Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22) give the all-clear signal to visiting Sailors aboard an SH-60 Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 6. The visiting Sailors cross-decked from nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as part of Malabar 2007. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dustin Q. Diaz (RELEASED)

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INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2007) - Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22) participates in Exercise Malabar 2007 with Kitty Hawk and Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and ships of the navies of Australia, India, Japan and the Republic of Singapore. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason A. Johnston (RELEASED)

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Indian Ocean (Sept. 25, 2005) – The Indian aircraft carrier CVH Viraat (R 22) underway in the Indian Ocean as part of exercise Malabar 2005. The exercise is designed to increase interoperability between the two navies while enhancing the cooperative security relationship between India and the United States. The at-sea exercise includes maritime interdiction, surface events, sub-surface, air events and personnel exchanges. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Shannon E. Renfroe (RELEASED)

facundo
05-29-2009, 10:54 PM
bd popeye

No, I meant those of Ghokov

Sorry for my drafting is my very bad English

thanks

bd popeye
05-29-2009, 10:58 PM
bd popeye

No, I meant those of Ghokov

Sorry for my drafting is my very bad English

thanks

That's Ok..There are photos of the ship near the top of this page..If you cannot find them use this link;

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showpost.php?p=4147818&postcount=1912

facundo
05-29-2009, 11:00 PM
I referred to these pictures

When taken?

Sorry for my drafting

santana
05-30-2009, 12:59 PM
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PEARL HARBOR (May 28, 2009) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 hovers near the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the ship renders honors to the USS Arizona Memorial while transiting Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Denny Cantrell/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (May 28, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a routine port visit. John C. Stennis is on a scheduled six-month deployment in the western Pacific Ocean supporting global maritime security. note the battleship Missouri in the background. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Robert Stirrup/Released)

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PEARL HARBOR (May 28, 2009) Sailors manning the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) stand at parade rest before rendering hand salutes as the ship passes the USS Arizona Memorial while transiting Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Steckler/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May 28, 2009) CVN-76 sailors bid their loved ones farwell in front of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Sailors are boarding Ronald Reagan in preparation for its fourth deployment in four years. Ronald Reagan is underway on a routine deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photos/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (MAY 28, 2009) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Jermia Millsap, from Chicago, and Boatswain's Mate Seaman Maurice Enis, from Philadelphia, heave in line 12 on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) before departing the ship's home port of San Diego for a scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chad A. Bascom/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May 28, 2009) Deck department Sailors secure a chain stopper on the starboard anchor in the foc'sel aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). A special color-coding system is used to identify how much of the chain is payed out and under water. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rosalie Garcia/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (May 28, 2009) Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Michael Davis returns to his position aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) after a foreign object debris (FOD) walk down on the ship's flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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SAN DIEGO (May 28, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Fighting Redcocks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 is launched from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Flight operations were conducted to re-qualify pilots on touch-and-goes, launches and recoveries. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Oliver Cole/Released)

Aldo Penniconi
05-30-2009, 03:43 PM
Already posted before but wanted to add to this great thread:

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http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/9485/suezcanal19802001.jpg

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http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/6629/suez4001.jpg

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Discussion: http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?p=4164638#post4164638

Eugene Schmidt
05-31-2009, 12:51 PM
Sorry about quality - cruise book pics don't scan well.


USS ESSEX transiting the Suez for the fourth time Oct 1963.

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EJ

xav
06-03-2009, 09:19 AM
Catapult and arresting wires explained (on CdeG, schematics start at 01:25)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ-Iv9Js-1I

santana
06-04-2009, 09:03 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 1, 2009) An aircraft director guides an F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Tophatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, onto catapult one aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Heil/Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 1, 2009) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Tophatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Heil/Released)

TShip74
06-05-2009, 12:57 AM
USS Yorktown

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Bro Jangles
06-05-2009, 12:59 AM
^ nice! i leave for South Carolina in 8 Days, and you know im going to take another tour of her.

Eugene Schmidt
06-05-2009, 08:07 AM
Great! Hope you have a good trip.

Love that boat. She's pretty close to what ESSEX was when I served on her. Brings back lots of memories.

When I was there last I got a lot of pics topside and of aircraft, but my camera broke before I got any of engineering - boiler room, engine room and some other below deck spaces.

I can't wait for your pic post.

EJ

santana
06-05-2009, 05:26 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 4, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, launches from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington successfully completed its Combat Operations Efficiency evaluation in preparation for its first summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rachel N. Clayton/Released)

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06-06-2009, 09:58 PM
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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 3, 2009) An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Warhawks" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 makes an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 are conducting a Composite Training Unit Exercise off the coast of Southern California in preparation for a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Heil/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 3, 2009) Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Galen Hannah applies erosion film on the propeller blade 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). Ronald Reagan is underway on a routine deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 2, 2009) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 makes an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during flight operations off the coast of Virginia. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt/Released)


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 2, 2009) A plane director aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) guides an EA-6B Prowler assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129. The aircraft carrier is underway off the coast of Virginia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice J. Scott St.Clair/Released)

Tunasa
06-07-2009, 01:16 AM
Well and where is supposed to land here? and the Island in the middle could be dangerous?:roll:

It is not supposed to be realistic, so probably in his/her minds the plane will hover and land like F-22

santana
06-07-2009, 01:44 AM
It is not supposed to be realistic, so probably in his/her minds the plane will hover and land like F-22

You mean like the F-35, becuase the F-22 cant hover.

Tunasa
06-07-2009, 02:17 PM
You mean like the F-35, becuase the F-22 cant hover.

In GTA they can right?

bd popeye
06-07-2009, 02:55 PM
These artist design these ships with limited knowledge of carrier operations...

Bro Jangles
06-07-2009, 02:57 PM
These artist design these ships with limited knowledge of carrier operations...
oh i know,

do you think the PRC will go with a light carrier or heavy? with a catapult, or the Russian style?

bd popeye
06-07-2009, 03:05 PM
oh i know,

do you think the PRC will go with a light carrier or heavy? with a catapult, or the Russian style?

You guess is as good as mine. In the forum that I'm a moderator of the discussion has been on going for some time. I'll send you a link for that threadp-)

Personally I feel that the PLAN should go with an carrier like the ROKN Dokdo or JMSDF Hyuga. An helo carrier first before an CV. But they seem to be hell bent on operating Cvs..

Bro Jangles
06-07-2009, 03:06 PM
have they talked about Aircraft? i know some of their Sukhois are carrier capable, but are the J10s?

bd popeye
06-07-2009, 03:16 PM
have they talked about Aircraft? i know some of their Sukhois are carrier capable, but are the J10s?

There's always rumors of navalized J-10s.

Well if they listen to me they would go with the MIG-29. But they won't. Allegedly about three years ago they signed a deal with Russia, big mistake, for 50 Su-33s. But that deal has still yet to come to past. Just read the link I sent you by private message..

santana
06-10-2009, 08:53 AM
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OFF THE COAST OF VIRGINIA (June 5, 2009) An EA-6B Prowler from Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ 129) approaches the flight deck of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) for an arrested landing or "trap" June 5. The aircraft carrier is currently underway off the coast of Virginia. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt.)

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OFF THE COAST OF VIRGINIA (June 5, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from Fighter Attack Squadron 106 (VFA 106) makes an arrested landing or "trap" aboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77) June 5. The aircraft carrier is currently underway off the coast of Virginia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Tackitt.)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 4, 2009) An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 maneuvers on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway on a routine deployment to the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rosalie Garcia/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 4, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to "Stingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 13 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during flight operations.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rosalie Garcia/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), and the French Navy destroyer FS Forbin (D620) are conducting operations in the Arabian Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa Medina/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 8, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) steams through the Pacific Ocean while performing normal carrier operations. Ronald Reagan is on a routine deployment in the Western Pacific. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Jose Hernandez moves ordnance on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations as part of a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom as well as Maritime Security Operations. Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa Medina/Released)

domokun
06-10-2009, 06:59 PM
You mean like the F-35, becuase the F-22 cant hover.

No, F-22 can hover and supercruise at same time. Think about how powerful it would be if armed with PKM's and pilot would wear blood diamond pants.p-)


These artist design these ships with limited knowledge of carrier operations...

Is it this time of year already? Chinese fanboy photoshop carrier season. Okay, this time they apparently have dock that can build carrier, so sooner or later they will actually have carriers. But I'll doubt that they will build something that is very different form current carriers of other navies in design concept.

My guess is that they will build nuclear carrier with displacement between US Nimitz class and French De Gaulle. Probably pretty close to Soviet Orel/Ulyanovsk project. If they go with nuclear propulsion, it would have catapults. If they go with conventional power, it probably would be smaller and possibly have ski jump. Just speculation, but I'll doubt that they will go carrier-cruiser combination Russians currently use.

On fighters for Chinese carrier. Seems like Russians aren't that eager to sell 'em Su-33. If xerox action on Su-27 goes on, I'll doubt that they aren't that eager to allow similar things to be done to MiG-29K. That leaves options of using much more money to buy Russian planes or to develop J-10's carrier version. For longer term future carrier aviation plane I wouldn't be surprised if they develop carrier version of J-XX, but that is far away from being deployed.

santana
06-10-2009, 09:18 PM
New Italian Aircraft Carrier Cavour

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Cavour (550) is an Italian Aircraft Carrier (CVH) of the Marina Militare, the Italian Navy. She is named after the Italian statesman and politician Camilo Benso Conte Di Cavour.

Cavour was laid down by Fincantieri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fincantieri) on 17 July 2001, and she was launched from the Riva Trigoso (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riva_Trigoso) shipyard in Sestri Levante (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sestri_Levante), on 20 July (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_20)2004 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004). Sea trials began in December 2006, and she was officially commissioned March 27, 2008. Full Operational Capability (FOC) is expected in early 2009 after completion of finishing work at Muggiano in summer 2008 and transfer to the new naval station on Mar Grande in Tarnanto. Cavour will be the new flagship of the Italian Navy.



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more info

http://www.marina.difesa.it/programmi/portaerei.asp

santana
06-12-2009, 04:33 PM
From Todays bd Popeyes pictures

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ADRIATIC SEA (June 10, 2009) The sun sets on a day of at-sea operations aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is on a scheduled deployment performing maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Tony Sisti/Released)

santana
06-16-2009, 09:57 AM
Another great set of pictures from the big man in San Diego,

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 12, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jamel Bell, assigned to the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192, helps offload an AIM-9 sidewinder missile from an F/A-18C Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is underway supporting security and stability in the Western Pacific ocean, while on her first summer deployment from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan since becoming the Navy's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Barry Hirayama/Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 12, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Equipment) Airman Zachary Hill, from Humble, Texas, greases an aircraft arresting gear wire on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is 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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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 12, 2009) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Scott Heintschel, left, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Maegan Ekiss, both assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, participate in emergency evacuation drills on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). During the drills, the corpsmen had to prepare a training dummy and connect it to the hoist of a SH-60F Seahawk helicopter. Ronald Reagan is underway on a routine deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 11, 2009) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) participate in a general quarters drill in the ship's hangar bay. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rachel N. Clayton/Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 12, 2009) Lt. Marc Henderson, a Shooter aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73), gives the signal to launch an F/A-18C Hornet from the Golden Dragons, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 off the bow catapult during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Barry Hirayama/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 12, 2009) Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class James Nunn, left, from Ellerbe, N.C., and Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Chris Atkinson, from Ruther Glenn, Va., perform routine maintenance on the radar system of an F/A-18F Super Hornet from the "Black Knights" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154 on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class 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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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 10, 2009) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Carlena Thomas from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 the "Gunslingers" moves a skid of "Sparrows" to the "Bomb Farm" on the flight deck for holding aboard USS Harry S. Truman. Truman is underway in the Atlantic Ocean performing Composit Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Felicito)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 12, 2009) An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11, Platoon 0-2, fast ropes onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The exercise was used for training purposes by both the EOD team and the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, who provided an SH-60F Seahawk for the team to use. Ronald Reagan is underway on a routine deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

bd popeye
06-16-2009, 11:17 AM
Thanks santana..but I live in Cedar Rapids Iowa..I did live in San Diego for 26 years.

santana
06-16-2009, 11:41 AM
Thanks santana..but I live in Cedar Rapids Iowa..I did live in San Diego for 26 years.

Uppsss Sorry buddy, I thought you still in San Diego. Any way good to know that:)

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06-19-2009, 10:39 AM
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 10, 2009) Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs on her first summer deployment since arriving at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photos /Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 18, 2009) Sailors assigned to the air department aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepare to raise a Ready-Jet aircraft barricade during a general quarters drill. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Adam K. Thomas/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 18, 2009) Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) prepare to evacuate a simulated casualty during a general quarters drill. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rachel N. Clayton/Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 16, 2009) An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the Yellow Jackets of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 138 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) supporting exercise Northern Edge 2009. John C. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are participating in Northern Edge 2009, a joint exercise which focuses on detecting and tracking units at sea, in the air and on land. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/ Released)

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GULF OF ALASKA (June 16, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet from the Death Rattlers of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) during exercise Northern Edge 2009. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 7, 2009) An SH-60F Sea Hawk helicopter from the Dragonslayers of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 11 conducts flight operations from the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). George H. W. Bush is on a scheduled underway period in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Demetrius L. Patton/Released)

santana
06-19-2009, 02:10 PM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 7, 2009) The U.S. Navy's newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Demetrius L. Patton/Released)

santana
06-19-2009, 03:09 PM
Here an awesome video

http://www.patricksaviation.com/videos/SAS73/1312/

CDR_SKY
06-21-2009, 04:05 PM
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View from back of Akagi: Kaga and Zuikaku

Bro Jangles
06-23-2009, 10:17 PM
i know there a ****load of amateur pics in this thread of the USS Yorktown, but i hope you all wont mind me throwing in a couple of the 40 or so pics i took of her this week.

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and my USN "escort" going out to Fort Sumter
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Eugene Schmidt
06-24-2009, 09:30 AM
Very nice port side shots. I didn't do a boat tour in March so didn't get those pics.
Thanks for posting.

EJ

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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

Eugene Schmidt
06-30-2009, 04:52 PM
Thanks for posting. I had not seen the Enterprise one.

EJ
USS ESSEX CVS-9, 1961 - 69

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.

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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
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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

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

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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

santana
07-10-2009, 06:57 PM
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SOUDA BAY, Greece (July 8, 2009) A Grumman C-2A Greyhound takes off from Greece's largest island of Crete en-route to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Fleet Logistics Support Squadron FOUR ZERO (VRC-40) Rawhides are homeported at Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia, and currently deployed to provide carrier onboard delivery (COD) support to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG). (U.S. Navy photo by Paul Farley/Released)

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CORAL SEA (July 8, 2009) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (handling) 3rd Class Mario Teasley directs a landing S-70 Black Hawk assigned to the Royal Australian Army during a Deck Landing Qualification (DLQ) aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew A. Ebarb/Released)



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ARABIAN SEA (July 7, 2009) A MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Black Jacks from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 transports cargo from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) onto the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a replenishment at sea evolution. The Sea Hawk is used for logistics support, vertical replenishment, search and rescue and naval special warfare support. Ronald Reagan is currently deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Oliver Cole/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 7, 2009) Two F/A-18 Super Hornets fly in synchronization around the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during a recovery cycle. Ronald Reagan is currently deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States' commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrey W. Lee/Released)

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ARABIAN SEA (July 7, 2009) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, assigned to the Fighting Redcocks from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, launches off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan utilizes four catapults to help increase efficiency and space management during flight operations. (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 daughter of Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic Kevin Sheppard from Lemoore, Calif. waits at the gate outside the pier to the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) for her father. John C. Stennis pulled into San Diego, Calif. to offload Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 prior to heading back to homeport in Bremerton, Wash. John C. Stennis is returning from a scheduled six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/ Released)







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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 5, 2009) MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the Raptors from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 and MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the Eightballers from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 prepare to launch from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) for their fly off to San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Walter M. Wayman/ Released)


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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 5, 2009) Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Zaricor, from Vancouver, Wash., fires a .50 cal machine gun with Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Marcus Gilmore, from Colorado Springs, Colo. during a gun shoot demonstration for Tiger Cruise participants aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Tiger Cruise gives the family and friends of Sailors and Marines stationed aboard the ship a chance to share the underway experience. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate/ Released)

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
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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, 04:41 PM
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United States Navy Radar Controller, Commander Dave Buchholz, oversees aircraft movements onboard USS George Washington from the Carrier Control Centre. www.defence.gov.au (http://www.defence.gov.au/) hires (http://www.defence.gov.au/opEx/exercises/ts09/gallery/20090717a/20090715raaf8178707_0194.jpg)

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Exercise planners, Royal Australian Navy Commander Neill Bell (left) and US Navy Commander Jeffrey DeBolt, pose by an F/A-18E Super Hornet aboard USS George Washington. www.defence.gov.au (http://www.defence.gov.au/) hires (http://www.defence.gov.au/opEx/exercises/ts09/gallery/20090717a/20090715raaf8178707_0207.jpg)

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Commander (CAG) of Carrier Air Wing 5, Captain Mike White, stands by an F/A-18E Super Hornet onboard aircraft carrier USS George Washington, during Exercise Talisman Saber 09. www.defence.gov.au (http://www.defence.gov.au/) hires (http://www.defence.gov.au/opEx/exercises/ts09/gallery/20090717a/20090715raaf8178707_0213.jpg)

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Power on: An AV-8 attack jet from the United States Marine Corps takes off from the flight deck of the USS Essex on a sortie during Exercise Talisman Saber 09. www.defence.gov.au (http://www.defence.gov.au/) hires (http://www.defence.gov.au/opEx/exercises/ts09/gallery/20090717/20090715adf_8537195_042.jpg)

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Sea power: US Marine Corps AV-8 jets await their next tasking as a US Navy air-cushioned landing craft returns to the USS Essex. www.defence.gov.au (http://www.defence.gov.au/) hires (http://www.defence.gov.au/opEx/exercises/ts09/gallery/20090717/20090715adf_8537195_060.jpg)

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Seaspray rainbow: A US Marine Corps AV-8 creates a rainbow as it descends to the flight deck of the USS Essex, after returning from a mission during Exercise Talisman Saber 09. www.defence.gov.au (http://www.defence.gov.au/) hires (http://www.defence.gov.au/opEx/exercises/ts09/gallery/20090717/20090715adf_8537195_137.jpg)

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Heavy landing: The gravity-defying bulk of a US Marine Corps CH-53 Sea Stallion dwarfs two Navy personnel as it lands on the USS Essex during Exercise Talisman Saber 09. www.defence.gov.au (http://www.defence.gov.au/) hires (http://www.defence.gov.au/opEx/exercises/ts09/gallery/20090717/20090715adf_8537195_148.jpg)

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)

Eugene Schmidt
07-19-2009, 02:43 PM
The USS ESSEX, 22 October 1968, after Apollo 7 recovery.

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The following is taken from the BUCCANEER, the Essex and the Essex Association newsletter.

In 1969 our beloved ESSEX CV9, CVA9, CVS9, was decommissioned after its long and heroic service to our country. It has been 40 years this year since she sailed the seas. Thousands of crew members and most of our association members served on this great ship. If it be 1942 or 1969 or somewhere in between, those who served remember. We honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice aboard our ship in wartime as well as in times of peace.

ESSEX was Commissioned 31 December, 1942, decommissioned on 30 June 1969. She was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 June 1973 and sold by the Defense Reuttilization and Marketing Service for scrapping on 1 June 1975.

May the ESSEX live forever in our minds and hearts.

This year we will have the 40th annual ESSEX reunion in Branson Missouri.
We have approx 803 active members, many of which are WWII veterans. Of these, 25 are PLANK OWNERS. One member was able to get some of the wood flight deck material as it was being scrapped out. This has been cut up in pieces, mounted and a small brass plaque attached and will be given to the plank owners at this years reunion.

The ESSEX name is proudly continued by the LHD2 and the men that serve on her, some of those men also joining our association.

EJ

USS ESSEX Association, CV9-CVA9-CVS9-LHD2

Hump
07-20-2009, 05:56 AM
Nice pics guys, hey Ej I am going to try to enlarge you Essex photo if that's ok with you mate. If it works I will repost it for you and you can have a larger copy. As usual Santana you beat me to the punch, I had to remove half of my pictures because you had them already..lol Good work mate. I've got a couple to paste still.

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That's it for me guys, you all take care p-)

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-)

santana
07-21-2009, 05:54 PM
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 16, 2009) US Naval aircraft conduct filght operations on the "roof" of the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70. Carl Vinson is underway conducting flight deck certification after the completion of its scheduled refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. The RCOH was an extensive yard period that all Nimitz-class aircraft carriers go through near the mid-point of their 50-year life cycle. (U.S. Navy photos /Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 19, 2009) A French Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft conducts touch and go landings aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during a coalition training exercise. 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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CORAL SEA (July 17, 2009) An AV-8B Harrier lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a Talisman Saber 2009 exercise. Talisman Saber is a biennial joint military exercise between the U.S. and Australia focusing on operational and tactical interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nardelito Gervacio/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (July. 18, 2009) Lt. j.g. Tim Roe, assigned to the engineering department, A Division of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); Lt. Rami Islam, A Division; and Lt. Eric Laettner, E Division; run laps in in the hangar bay of Carl Vinson to stay in shape while the ship is underway. Carl Vinson is at sea conducting flight deck certification. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Nistas/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 18, 2009) Sailors assigned to the Supply department of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hook cargo nets together for transport back to the dry cargo-ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) during a replenishment at-sea. George Washington is participating in Talisman Saber 09, a biennial joint military exercise between the U.S. and Australia focusing on operational and tactical interoperability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rachel N. Hatch/Released)

Bro Jangles
07-21-2009, 06:33 PM
Great wide angle pics ****! that one with the Hawkeye is the ***! do you have any more of those?

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.

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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



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

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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

Eugene Schmidt
07-22-2009, 04:47 PM
hey Ej I am going to try to enlarge you Essex photo if that's ok with you mate. If it works I will repost it for you and you can have a larger copy.


Thanks ****. That is one of my favorites.

Terrific posts. Make me feel like a piker.

EJ

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

Eugene Schmidt
07-23-2009, 04:16 PM
USS ESSEX Apollo 7 recovery Hilo, 7 Oct, 1968

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPApollo7Hilo1968-1.jpg

USS Essex refeuling USS Forrest Royal DD872, 1967

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/EssexNPandForestRoyalDD872fuelin-1.jpg

USS ESSEX strn shot w/ single gun tub as commissioned Dec 1942

http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww157/hammerman_01/Essexsternshot.jpg

EJ

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
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0437.jpg

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

DUDE, WTF?
07-25-2009, 11:36 AM
Australia - New South Wales, October 1969

S-2E Trackers on the Royal Australian Navy's Aircraft Carrier HMAS MELBOURNE
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0764.jpg

Wessex HAS31A and S-2E Tracker on board
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0763.jpg

A-4G Skyhawk and Wessex on board
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0762.jpg

Australia - New South Wales, June 14, 1970

Aircraft Carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) visit to Garden Island Dockyard, Sydney.
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0761.jpg

F-4B Phantoms on board
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy237/dudewtfmpnet/0765.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.

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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
07-28-2009, 06:07 AM
Hi guys, Hey Ej have you ever heard of a US Navy Movie called the "Fighting Lady" it was shot around 1943 I think and it looks like an Essex Carrier attacking the Marshall Islands. It's actual film footage from the pilots and onboard life. All you guys that have my email address send me your postal addresses again if you want a copy. ****

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)