52 results found
Registration / Serial:165202
Military Code:AB-402
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VFA-86
C/n (msn):1358/C427
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:141847
View count: 37
Seen from the bow of the USS Enterpise (CVN-65), this flight line of Hornets. Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 Sidewinders transferred from the legacy Hornet, like this one seen on the picture, to F/A-18E Super Hornet in 2011.
Registration / Serial:165202
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):1358/C427
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:165800
Military Code:AB-105
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing F/A-18/EA-18 Hornet/Growler
Aircraft Version:Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VFA-211
C/n (msn):1531/F026
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:18 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:141845
View count: 42
New refueling old... the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet refuels an S-3B Viking overhead the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) during operations in the Persian Gulf. The Super Hornet replaced the Viking in this role from 2007 onwards. In the near future, the refueling task will be transferred to the Boeing MQ-25 Stingray, an unmanned aerial system (UAS) that will deploy with a Carrier Air Wing. This relieves the Super Hornet a bit from their busy multi-role task.
Registration / Serial:165800
Aircraft Version:Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):1531/F026
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:18 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:164891
Military Code:AB-205
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
Unit Markings:VMFA-251
C/n (msn):1223/C352
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:141829
View count: 35
Within several Carrier Air Wings, the US Marine Corps embedded some F/A-18C Hornet squadrons. Within Carrier Air Wing ONE in 2007 this was Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251 Thunderbolts. This baby Hornet roars off the deck of the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) during Operation Iraqi Freedom. So close with this incredible speed... a challenge to photograph... this one was made with 1/2000 sec, F/4,0, ISO 320, with only 50mm.
Registration / Serial:164891
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
C/n (msn):1223/C352
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:164602
Military Code:AJ-213
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
Aircraft Version:Grumman F-14D Tomcat
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VF-213
C/n (msn):630/D-35
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:141760
View count: 40
Beautiful painted Tomcat of Fighter squadron (VF) 213 Black Lions on the deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Registration / Serial:164602
Aircraft Version:Grumman F-14D Tomcat
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):630/D-35
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:164258
Military Code:AJ-306
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VFA-15
C/n (msn):1021/C239
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:141746
View count: 29
The cat launch... you have to see it (and feel it)! Especially from deck level near one of the four steam catapults of an American super carrier. The steam pressure builds up and pushes an average aircraft in just two seconds from 0 mph to some 150 mph (240 km/u) in 310 feet (94 m) with up to 3.5g's (recalculating this acceleration compared to an average car, that would be something as an acceleration from 0 mph to 60 mph (100km/u) in 0,8 sec!
Registration / Serial:164258
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):1021/C239
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:164603
Military Code:AJ-101
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
Aircraft Version:Grumman F-14D Tomcat
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VF-31
C/n (msn):631/D-36
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:141736
View count: 42
Registration / Serial:164603
Aircraft Version:Grumman F-14D Tomcat
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):631/D-36
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:160143
Military Code:AJ-700
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed S-3 Viking
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed S-3 Viking
Aircraft Version:Lockheed S-3B Viking
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VS-24
C/n (msn):3125
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:141722
View count: 36
Double Nuts S-3B Viking manoeuvering to the cat of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in the Persian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Registration / Serial:160143
Aircraft Version:Lockheed S-3B Viking
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):3125
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:164675
Military Code:AJ-401
Other Marks:WAR PARTY
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VFA-87
C/n (msn):1105/C291
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:141691
View count: 31
The squadron commanders aircraft on the cat of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The ship was sailing in the Persian Gulf and operations continued 24/7 with multiple launches and recoveries during the day. This baby Hornet was launched during first light.
Registration / Serial:164675
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):1105/C291
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:164342
Military Code:AJ-100
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
Aircraft Version:Grumman F-14D Tomcat
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VF-31
C/n (msn):617/D-22
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:141611
View count: 46
There are Tomcats and there are beautiful Tomcats. A classic picture of a towed Tomcat over the deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). The aircraft was on its way to the the rear of the flight deck where it was positioned for an upcoming morning launch. Many Tomcats were scrapped at AMARG to prevent spare parts feeding to Iran. Luckily, this beauty was relieved from that fate. Since September 2006, 164342 is preserved at the Wings over Miami Museum at Kendall (FL).
Registration / Serial:164342
Aircraft Version:Grumman F-14D Tomcat
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):617/D-22
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:162158
Military Code:44
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-123 Greyhound
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman C-2 Greyhound (G-123)
Aircraft Version:Grumman C-2A Greyhound (G-123)
Operator / Titles:VRC-40/Det.1
C/n (msn):38
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:141610
View count: 51
C-2A about to touch down at the USS Theordore Roosevelt (CVN-71), closely observed by three F-14Ds. The Carrier On-board Delivery aircraft is a true work horse and flies all day long between the carrier and shore bases to supply the floating city rotating personnel, food, spare parts, post, journalists (like me), general cargo, and so on. Unfortunately, in due time, these beautiful prop planes will be replaced by CMV-22B Osprey tiltrotors.
Registration / Serial:162158
Aircraft Version:Grumman C-2A Greyhound (G-123)
Operator / Titles:VRC-40/Det.1
C/n (msn):38
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:164603
Military Code:AJ-101
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F-14 Tomcat (G-303)
Aircraft Version:Grumman F-14D Tomcat
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VF-31
C/n (msn):631/D-36
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:141309
View count: 44
F-14D of Fighting THIRTY ONE taxiying over the deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt during the sundown cruise of the Tomcat.
Registration / Serial:164603
Aircraft Version:Grumman F-14D Tomcat
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):631/D-36
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 October 2005
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:158039
Military Code:NH-502
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman A-6 Intruder/Prowler (G-128)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman A-6 Intruder/Prowler (G-128)
Aircraft Version:Grumman EA-6B Prowler (G-128)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VAQ-135
C/n (msn):P-16
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:28 April 2003
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:141003
View count: 43
Green shirts on deck of a US aircraft carrier are Air wing maintenance and quality control personnel, catapult and arresting gear crews, Visual Landing Aid electricians, Hook Runners, Cargo-handling personnel, Ground Support Equipment (GSE) troubleshooters, Photographer's mates and Helicopter landing signal enlisted personnel (LSE) and Hook Up man (ensures that aircraft launchbar (left) and holdback fitting (right) are properly seated in the catapult). This green shirt on board the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) verifies the EA-6B weight with the pilot and the catapult crew prior to launch.
Registration / Serial:158039
Aircraft Version:Grumman EA-6B Prowler (G-128)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):P-16
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:28 April 2003
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:165882
Military Code:NH-106
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing F/A-18/EA-18 Hornet/Growler
Aircraft Version:Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VFA-41
C/n (msn):F042
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:28 April 2003
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:140992
View count: 44
The very first F/A-18F cruise took place on board the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) in 2003. Together with sister squadron VFA-14 Tophatters (operating the F/A-18E), VFA-41 Black Aces flew numbers of missions from the Nimitz in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. This F/A-18F of the Black Aces is being prepped for the launch and is just lowering its folded wings.
Registration / Serial:165882
Aircraft Version:Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):F042
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:28 April 2003
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:162168
Military Code:NH-36
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-123 Greyhound
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman C-2 Greyhound (G-123)
Aircraft Version:Grumman C-2A Greyhound (G-123)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VRC-30/Det.3
C/n (msn):48
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:28 April 2003
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:140988
View count: 44
A Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) C-2A Greyhound appraoching the stern of the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) during operations in the Persian Gulf while participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Registration / Serial:162168
Aircraft Version:Grumman C-2A Greyhound (G-123)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):48
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:28 April 2003
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:162906
Military Code:NH-304
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VFA-97
C/n (msn):467/A384
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:28 April 2003
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:140986
View count: 55
A surprise and completely contrasting with the grey mass on board the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) was this Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 "Warhawks" F/A-18A Hornet. One of the Warhawks Hornets went broke during the Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment, so a replacement aircraft was flown in, and this appeared to be a former US Navy adversary aircraft that served the Naval Strike Air Warfare Center (NSAWC, Top Gun) from NAS Fallon (NV).
Registration / Serial:162906
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):467/A384
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:28 April 2003
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:165113
Military Code:NH-614
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-70
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-70 (H-60 Black Hawk/Seahawk)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HH-60H (S-70B-5)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:HS-6
C/n (msn):70-1951
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:28 April 2003
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:140979
View count: 36
Two HH-60H, also nicknamed Rescue Hawks, were assigned to a Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadrons within an Air Wing. These special equipped Seahawks gave the Carrier Air Wing commanders their own Combat Search and Rescue capability. The HH-60H is easy to recognize by its FLIR extension, mounted on a gimbal on its nose. This Forward Looking InfraRed sensor enabled the pilots to see through darkness, haze, smoke and poor weather. The FLIR can also be used to target Hellfire missiles, that could be mounted on specially-fitted pylons. This camo HH-60H was seen on board the USS Nimitz (CVN-68).
Registration / Serial:165113
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky HH-60H (S-70B-5)
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):70-1951
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:28 April 2003
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:160569
Military Code:NH-700
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed S-3 Viking
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed S-3 Viking
Aircraft Version:Lockheed S-3B Viking
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VS-29
C/n (msn):3149
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:28 April 2003
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:140978
View count: 40
Pictured on board of the USS Nimitz (CVN_68) this Viking shows clearly its identity, Sea Control "Squadron (VS) 29, nicknamed Dragonfires. Although both in an almost boring grey color scheme, NH-700 is in stark contrast to its unmarked squadron mate 159766/NH-705.
Registration / Serial:160569
Aircraft Version:Lockheed S-3B Viking
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):3149
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:28 April 2003
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:160147
Military Code:AB-700
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed S-3 Viking
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed S-3 Viking
Aircraft Version:Lockheed S-3B Viking
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VS-32
C/n (msn):3129
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:138102
View count: 54
Carrier clearly speeding up to create wind over the flight deck, aircraft engines are starting, awaiting action on board the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in the Persian Gulf. The Vikings are among the first to leave the flight deck, just to observe (and clear) the area of surface contacts.
Registration / Serial:160147
Aircraft Version:Lockheed S-3B Viking
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):3129
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:160134
Military Code:AB-704
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed S-3 Viking
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed S-3 Viking
Aircraft Version:Lockheed S-3B Viking
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VS-32
C/n (msn):3116
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:138100
View count: 34
Vikings, Super Hornets and a Prowler in the early sunrise over the Persian Gulf. The aircraft were awaiting action. Clearly seen is the right Super Hornet, equipped with large buddy-buddy fueltanks. The Super Hornet took over the Vikings refueling task within a Carrier Air Wing.
Registration / Serial:160134
Aircraft Version:Lockheed S-3B Viking
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):3116
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Registration / Serial:160147
Military Code:AB-700
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed S-3 Viking
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed S-3 Viking
Aircraft Version:Lockheed S-3B Viking
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VS-32
C/n (msn):3129
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
Photo Date:17 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID:138091
View count: 49
Just a question to the airboss of Carrier Air Wing ONE, resulted in a neat fly-by of a orbiting S-3B. The aircraft involved is the so-called "Double Nuts", the colourful squadron aircraft sporting two zero's in the modex (AB-700).
Registration / Serial:160147
Aircraft Version:Lockheed S-3B Viking
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):3129
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:17 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact