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F-18E/F and EA-18G

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Those are some incredible pics you guys are posting.

One area on the E/Fs that seems to be a point of interest is the unpainted areas on the rudder & wing trailing edges. I had the opportunity to get up close to an F model, so I examined these areas. Up close, they look like a very tightly woven fabric, but felt very smooth & somewhat slippery to the touch. It reminded me of Teflon. As you can see in the pic, they can & do hold dirt & grime.

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Some exhaust interior pics as well.

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Bottom of the right wing.

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This was one of two SH's that were parked over in the jet flight demo areas, & they were parked right next to the F-15E demo jets. I had to ask one of the airshow marshals for afavor just to get over to that area, so I didn't have a whole lot of time. I did give him on of my unit patches for his troubles. He appreciated it.

Interesting footnote. I was there Monday morning getting my helo redy to go back home when the F-15E's taxied by & did a single ship TO, in burner (I ran out of memory on my camera, so no pics). Not too long after both of the SH taxied by, but they did a section TO, no burner. Granted, they had no external stores at all...

Belly & gear well pics will be posted if you guys want them.

Also, as an added bonus, I took a video clip of the bird in the pics taxing back in after its demo flight.

SH Taxi

Ish

Edited by Ishthe47guy

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There are some really awesome pics on this thread!!

Here is my contribution.I have more pics,but it's only of this jet,so I won't waste your time....

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Edited by Scot M

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Some SH Rhino pics from me :

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Cheers , Henk

Thanks for showing 137's CAG bird. Last time I saw that bird was aboard the Lincoln during my tiger Cruise Aug. 06. (youngest son was with the Kestrels then. He's since transfered to VFA-122.

Thanks, Terry :deadhorse1:

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did anyone else notice the (NF) on the tails of the CAG & CO jet are at different angles? :(

one angles backwards

one angles forwards

:banana:

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Not that such things haven't happened before, but sure that's not because of the rudder angle and/or camera perspective?

I dunno fer sure...

-Mike

{edit} actually the F's do look different..maybe somebody grabbed the wrong stencil...

Edited by Sunliner

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Has anyone have any pictures of a super hornet with an AIM-120 on its fuselage cheek station?

TIA,

Eric

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VX-9 bird at Nellis last year...

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and earlier this year...

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Edited by wakko807

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I'll roll in after Kstater and drop a few of mine off too. Photobucket DOES distort a little bit, but I found that having the premium account allows you to host the pictures at larger sizes... still re-sized for convenience though!

A few from the Tomcat Sunset:

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and a few more:

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(yes, that's Marbrey standing in my way.... :worship: )

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(I'm actually amazed that I was the first to post a VFA-213 jet, their rides look sierra hotel! This one was probably fresh out of the paint barn when the Tomcat ceremony was going on)

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Dave, that is the BEST shot that shows a "ruffled" Rhino in action !

Gregg

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