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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: 44
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: 47
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: 47
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: 59
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: 38
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: 44
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