Military Hardware, Gear and Equipment => Naval Equipment => Topic started by: Alan65 on 26 August 2009, 23:20:07



Title: USS America (CV 66) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN71)
Post by: Alan65 on 26 August 2009, 23:20:07
(http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x241/Alanp_photo/Military%20Misc/DesertStormceasefireUScarriersameri.jpg)
The USS America (CV 66) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN71) on 28 February, 1991, the day of the cease fire.  This postcard was sent from a doctor on board the America after the First Gulf War when the ship was in the Atlantic on its way to the Arctic.  Notice the (at least) two types of fighters, the AWACs, helicopters and other support planes on the deck of the America.


Title: Re: Gulf War US Carriers
Post by: FACman on 27 August 2009, 03:40:42
I can identify F-14s, F-18s, A-6s (probably Tanker versions & EA6s) S-10s, H64 & AWACs. The single, whitish colored aircraft with the twin tails is unfamiliar to me.


Title: Re: Gulf War US Carriers
Post by: Tanker on 27 August 2009, 19:18:17
It is the Grumman C-2A Greyhound.  A COD or Carrier Onboard Delivery aircraft.

It is the same airframe as the Grumman E-2 Hawkeye, the Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft, three of which you can see parked next to the island.


Title: Re: Gulf War US Carriers
Post by: FACman on 28 August 2009, 01:36:21
Bingo! I knew Tanker would have the answer, thanks Bud!


Title: Re: Gulf War US Carriers
Post by: Rattler on 28 August 2009, 03:54:03
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Though, the quadruple tail fins are always more easily IDed, not too many around... :)

(http://todos-contra-matias.net/c2a.jpg)

Rattler


Title: Re: Gulf War US Carriers
Post by: Koen on 28 August 2009, 11:30:34
quadruple for stability?


Title: Re: Gulf War US Carriers
Post by: Rattler on 28 August 2009, 21:49:31
just guessing, but probably for size vs area advantages.

Rattler


Title: Re: Gulf War US Carriers
Post by: the_13th_redneck on 24 September 2009, 05:37:59
yeah it's gotta fit in the hanger.