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Late Lots Superhornet with hexa ribbed NLG door:

 

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and may be helpful for people needing weathering ref for a flightdeck diorama (caution 5K pic)

 

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How about a MiG-27 doing some shooting:

 

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Jari

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Relatively clean deck too!

Nice seeing the Salty Dogs on the Ford...

 

Cool shot of the MiG-27 also Jari.

 

-Gregg

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What is that ramp over the starboard aft walkway used to dump overboard?  Deck wash water?  And what is that wheel/tire lashed to the railing just ahead of it?

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21 minutes ago, Slartibartfast said:

What is that ramp over the starboard aft walkway used to dump overboard?  Deck wash water?  And what is that wheel/tire lashed to the railing just ahead of it?

The ramp is an ordnance jettison ramp, used to jettison ordnance in case of a fire on the deck. The tire is a spare F-18 main mount tire, spares are stored in the catwalk for ready access.

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On 1/30/2020 at 1:09 PM, GW8345 said:

The ramp is an ordnance jettison ramp, used to jettison ordnance in case of a fire on the deck. The tire is a spare F-18 main mount tire, spares are stored in the catwalk for ready access.

 

I would have been correct! I didn't answer because I didn't want to give incorrect information. Thanks for confirming what I was thinking GW!

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Thanks for the 411.  Do the spare wheels stay there until used or only during flight ops?

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4 hours ago, Slartibartfast said:

Thanks for the 411.  Do the spare wheels stay there until used or only during flight ops?

They stay there until used (then they are replaced with another one) or when the squadron leaves the ship.

 

Usually, each squadron onboard will keep at least one main mount and a pair of nose tires in the cat walk so it would be common to see several tires in the cat walk when the Airwing is onboard.

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Preferably right on top of an AFFF station or just not tied down, that’s how we roll. (Mic drop)

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4 hours ago, Slartibartfast said:

Technically, that UH-1 IS a jet...

Actually a twin jet. 

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How about the front end of a Marine F-4:

 

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Jari

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2 hours ago, Finn said:

Hornet and Eagle:

 

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Jari

Interesting, who's Hornet? No wing markings. AMRAAM (?) on the port wing. And a F-15J in the background.

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27 minutes ago, Collin said:

Canadian 

 

 

Maybe, but I think at the time of the photo, it was Australian ( no upper wing markings). Course it could be Canadian by now.

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Looks Aussie to me, look at the vertical stabs paint. Do Canadian hornets fly with ASRAAMs?:dontknow:

 

-Gregg

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8 hours ago, Mstor said:

Interesting, who's Hornet? No wing markings. AMRAAM (?) on the port wing. And a F-15J in the background.

Im going RAAF as well. No upper wing markings, no CANADA on the spine, and We should be able to see the numbers on the nose at this angle. 
 

Sean

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3 minutes ago, Scooby said:

And we wouldn’t be flying with a Japanese F-15.

 

why not?

Canada's Hornets used to fly with F-15J in Red Flag Alaska.

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