An E-2C of the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) "Top Gun" used for adversary training. The NSAWC trains 4-6 Air Intercept Controllers in each class on advanced command, control, and combat communication skills. They are completely integrated into the course and participate in most of the training missions. These "AIC" students, some of whom are E-2C/D Hawkeye Naval Flight Officers, go back to their Carrier Air Wings after graduation and are given the responsibility of training all the air controllers and fighters in their Carrier Strike Groups in the art of air intercept control.
An Australian built Mustang. Sold by the RAAF in 1959, it was shipped to Canada in 1967 to become CF-WWH. Operated as a four-seater with a CF-100 canopy. Sold in the US in 1971 where it became a warbird. Was N7496W in 1984-1995.