Aviation History

Check out this image of CVW-17 Sailors aboard USS Nimitz recreating a 1943 photo featuring Grumman Avenger aboard USS Card

The original 1943 photo (which is shown below) was aimed to demonstrate that about 90 people were necessary, to get one Grumman TBF-1 Avenger in the air.

The cool image in this post is a photo recreation from CVW-17 aboard USS Nimitz, showcasing an F/A-18C Hornet from VMFA-323. The original photo (bottom) was taken aboard USS Card aircraft carrier in 1943 and features CVE-11 showcasing a Grumman TBF-1 Avenger.

The original 1943 photo (which is shown below) was aimed to demonstrate that about 90 people were necessary, to get one Grumman TBF-1 Avenger in the air.

Can you tell how many people are necessary to get one F/A-18C Hornet in the air?

Photo credit: U.S. Navy via U.S. Naval Air Forces Facebook Page

Gabriele Barison

Gabriele Barison is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Co-Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. He has flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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