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Dont know if anyone here has seen or discussed this? So here goes! Check out the Advanced Super Hornet F/A-18H/I.

http://boeingspotter.tumblr.com/post/24770164584/f-a-18h-super-hornet

I found this while looking for a different page and thought you all would be interested.

Heres a test flight video

Ok you after market resin guys, get to work we need the upgrades!

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Anybody got a picture of the real thing? I couldn't find a picture online. I plan to build this one, so

I ordered the decalset from Furball Aero-Design. Thanks.

Sietse

I took this and several others of her a few months back. Just PM me and I'll be happy to send you what I have.

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2013) An EA-18B Growler assigned to the Vikings of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 taxis onto a catapult prior to launching from the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is currently underway conducting carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

>>> Hi Res <<<

Note the notched "turkey feathers" on the right F414, first I've seen of that ...

-Gregg

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That new "H" SuperBug looks slickern greased lighting, I'll be the drag increase is less that 0.10% or less; they could probably throw some ECM junk in there too, though that may decrease the useful fuel capacity by a few pounds.

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Visiting the transient line was always a good time but, this was a nice surprise to see. Basking in the mid-morning sun is F/A-18F, NE-100, VF-2, 165916. Photographed back on December 3, 2006 at the former NAS JRB Willow Grove, PA. Copyright "FLIGHTLINE PHOTO".

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Steve

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Vigies qualing in their echos.

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http://www.navy.mil/view_image.asp?id=166828

That's an OK looking scheme, but the original scheme when they were saddling up on legacy bugs was waaaay more of a killer scheme with the Skull,cutlass in its mouth and valence rings....Ohhhhhhh Yeaaaaaahh!!!

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Gunslingers have gone back to a more traditional tail art...

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ARABIAN GULF (Jan. 14, 2014) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the "Gunslingers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 105, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Caswell/Released)

>>> Hi Res <<<

-Gregg

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It looks like VAQ-136 Gauntlets have finally added color to their CAG bird, even though it's only in the tail markings.

They have also changed their tailcode again. When they were certified "Safe for Flight" on the EA-18G back in February 2013, they wore the "NL" tailcode. In early January of this year, they were wearing the "NG" tailcode. Now, they are wearing the "NE" tailcode.

This photo was posted to the VAQ-136 Gauntlets Official Facebook page on January 24, 2014 and shows two squadron aircraft wearing "NE" and "NG" tailcodes:

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Cool shot, Troy! :thumbsup:

Another shot of a Super Hornet with a notched turkey feathered engine ...

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 24, 2014) An F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to the Flying Eagles of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is underway conducting carrier qualifications. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Torrian Neeman/Released)

>>> Hi Red <<<

Anyone else notice this and for how long?

Both instances I've seen, its been the right engine ... Are these engine upgraded or is it just a switch?

-Gregg

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