Retro Cool Plane Pr0n!!!!!!!
Since the Centennial of US Naval Aviation is in May. The Navy has been painting some aircraft in period colour schemes.
Here are a few for all to enjoy. And I know that Kath loves pretty airplanes!
Prowler and Growler. The Prowler is being replaced in Fleet Service by The Growler. It now takes a two seater to do what a four seater used to do. The Prowler is basically a forty year old ship.
The Hornet and Super Hornet. The C model is the current legacy Hornet. The Super Hornet is now the primary strike aircraft of the Fleet. Both of these aircraft pictured are assigned to VFA122 at NAS Lemoore CA. The middle shot is over the San Joaquin Valley in Central California. Home to your humble sea dog from 85 to 89.
These helos come in so many variants I can’t keep track. Alphabet soup similar to the Air Force and the F16! This one is really sharp.
Taking the wire!
From Training Air Wing Two at NAS Kingsville, Texas. The B on the tail. When I was in VT26 at Chase Field, Beeville, we had the C.
The T-6 is currently taking the place of the T-34C as the Primary Training Aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. There is a new version coming out, The AT-6C. It has provisions to carry weapons. New close support aircraft for the inventory? Don’t know.
The T45A Goshawk replaced two aircraft, the Venerable T2C Buckeye and The Venerable TA4J Skyhawk in the process of making Naval Aviators.
The T44A is the trainer for multi engine transport and maritime patrol aircraft pilots.
These are courtesy the Centennial of Naval Aviation Facebook page. Too Good To Pass Up!
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