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F-18E/F and EA-18G

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I'm certainly not an expert (although I read the posts here religiously) so someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think one AIM-9 on one wing tip rail (in other words, one total per aircraft) is only standard operating procedure for F/A-18s working over Afghanistan and Iraq where the air-to-air threat is almost literally zero. I don't think you can say the same thing about the potential air-to-air threat around the Korean penninsula. I think they are just trying to be cautious without looking like they are looking for trouble.

I think that's what GreyGhost was getting at by making his comment in the first place.

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Hmmm, are AESA equipped Rhinos radomes weathering differently than standard radar equipped Rhinos ?

This example is an AESA equipped VFA-213 Rhino ...

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(Photo: US Navy)

>>> Hi Res <<<

Gregg

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I haven't seen anything yet ... Might be too soon, they might not have received any aircraft yet ...

Gregg

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I was going back over some shots from the years, and re-edited a few

VFA-22 CAG - June 2007 Quonset, Rhode Island

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VFA-105 commander's jet, Aug 2007 Otis ANGB, Cape Cod

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VFA-106 - June 2005 Quonset, Rhode Island

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VFA-106 - Sept 2008 Westover ARB, Mass

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VFA-106 - Sept 2008 Westover ARB, Mass

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166642_VX-31_JMelampy.jpg Edited by jmel

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Really nice photos, Ken and Jake ...

Thank You, Gentlemen ... :worship:

Gregg

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Something new?

They're in the states now transitioning. Bringing new Rhinos out to Japan in a couple months. I hear the 400 bird is gonna be toned down significantly.

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Now we can't Just let NAVY have all the Spotlight can we............ :thumbsup:

Some R.A.A.F Rhino's

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Cheers

Brendon

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Nice!

Specially like the last one - all bombed up :D

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If not already mentions... USS Enterprise embarked CVW-1 has two F-18F squadrons .. VFA-211 and VFA-11... plus the Marine VMFA-251 with F/A-18Cs but no Navy F/A-18Cs?

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If not already mentions... USS Enterprise embarked CVW-1 has two F-18F squadrons .. VFA-211 and VFA-11... plus the Marine VMFA-251 with F/A-18Cs but no Navy F/A-18Cs?

VFA-136 Knighthawks is aboard also flying the F/A-18E Super Hornets ...

HTH

Gregg

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Nice pics of those Aussie Air Force Super Hornets Brendon.

Whoa, now that is a unique scheme! I think that is a very effective scheme as it is hard to make out the plane's lines.

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My eyes!!! My eyes!!! My eyes!!!....... :)

My heart goes out to the CC shop who had to paint that jet..

I wonder what the shop chief was thinking......"you want us to do what!!"

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