//Adsense //AMP //AMP

Tag: U.S. Navy

Here’s why this F-14A Tomcat split into two pieces
“On the night of July 11th as we made our way across the pond, it was a horrible night for pilots ‘behind the boat’ as the deck was pitching 10 feet in both directions...,” Rich Herbst, former F-14A pilot with VF-51 Screaming Eagles. The photo in this post shows the remains of VF-51...
Boeing Receives Second U.S. Navy Contract for F/A-18 Service Life Modification to extend the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 10,000 flight hours
The San Antonio Service Life Modification line is scheduled to receive its first Super Hornet in June, and a total of 23 Super Hornets over the course of this contract. Boeing has received a one-year contract, which also includes a one-year option for 2020, to continue modernizing the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 fleet under...
"I don't wanna make it just like 3 balls:" hear rendition of U.S. Navy’s pilots plan to draw sky penis
"What did you do on your flight?" the pilot joked in response to the EWO's suggestion. "Oh, we turned dinosaurs into sky penises." Geoff Ziezulewicz at Navy Times obtained a cockpit transcript of the pair of U.S. Naval Aviators behind the infamous penis “skydrawing” episode of 2017. "Draw a giant penis. That...
Check out this video of GBU deliveries on Afghanistan, courtesy of Tophatters F-14 Tomcats
The first, emotional segment of the video shows VF-14 Tophatters Tomcats over New York. The cool video in this post features collection of various laser guided bomb strikes conducted in Afghanistan, October 2001, by U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats belonging to VF-14 Tophatters. This print is available in...
The story of the ‘Naked Gunner,’ the PBY Catalina Blister Gunner who stripped off his clothes and jumped into the waters off Rabaul to pick up a fellow Marine pilot
The identity of the Naked Gunner has never been established. The famous old black and white photo in this post, now colourised, was taken during World War II and was called the Naked Gunner. The interesting story behind appeared on Services Archaeology and Heritage Association Facebook Page. PBY Blister Gunner,...
Pentagon is trying to determine if CH-53K can be replaced by CH-47
The Department of Defense is assessing whether the CH-47 can replace the CH-53K that the Marines intend to purchase. A team from the Pentagon’s independent cost analysis and program assessment group visited Boeing last month to review data on how the CH-47 could be adapted for the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).
Boeing pitches Block III Super Hornet to Switzerland
“The Rhino is combat proven and is capable to defeat any threat in the air-to-air arena. The Block III Super Hornet is the best choice for Switzerland,” U.S. Navy Capt Kevin McLaughlin. As already reported Switzerland kicked off the fly competition for the five types of combat aircraft under consideration (Eurofighter Typhoon, the...
Lockheed Martin unveils Sidekick: the new weapons rack that enables F-35A and C to carry two more missiles internally
Sidekick is not compatible with the F-35B, because it features a smaller weapons bay. Lockheed Martin designed a new weapons rack to enable the F-35A and C Lightning IIs to carry two more missiles internally. The new rack is called Sidekick and adds a little extra weight but enables each of the two...
Here’s why the F-16N had been the finest adversary fighter ever flown by the U.S. Navy
From the U.S. Navy perspective, short of actually having a Fulcrum or Flanker, the F-16N was as close to a real dissimilar fighter as they could get. The F-16 has the distinction of being the only 4th generation adversary that has served with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force (USAF)....
Iraqi MiG-25 Foxbat Pilot explains how he was able to shoot down Lt Cdr Speicher’s F/A-18 Hornet the first night of Operation Desert Storm
“I locked a target 38km from me and at 29km I fired R-40RD missile from under my right wing. I kept the target locked with my radar till I witnessed a huge explosion in front of me,” Lt Zuhair Dawoud, IrAF MiG-25 pilot. The opening round of Operation Desert Storm...

//FACEBOOK