Aircraft Photo of 165298 | Grumman E-2C Hawkeye | USA - Navy | AirHistory.net #120606
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:165298
Military Code:AB-603
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-123 Greyhound/Hawkeye
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
Aircraft Version:Grumman E-2C Hawkeye
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VAW-123
C/n (msn):A52-169
Location
City / Area:Persian Gulf [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Saudi Arabia
 
Photo Date:16 September 2007
Photo by:Stephan de Bruijn
Photo ID: 120606
Photo Comment

On its way to the catapult on board the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in the Persian Gulf. The Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 Screwtops Hawkeye is equipped with the eight-bladed propeller system named NP2000 that replaced the old four-bladed design. The modern propeller reduced vibrations in the aircraft and is more easy to maintain as a result of the ability to remove prop blades individually instead of having to remove the entire prop and hub assembly.

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