Hornets

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The F-18 Hornet. I dunno if any of these are technically Super Hornets, but they are wicked sweet all the same. This is my favorite fighter jet of all. I have six models of them. My favorite one is painted purple with lime green tiger stripes. I eat a lot of mushrooms.


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    MrPsychic
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    Nice shots, I usually hate the way the Hornet looks, but the last shot is amazing. To me, the F/A-18, is it still F/A?, has a too long of a tail section.

    RSIxidor
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    wow, syl really does have an aircraft fetish. Was not kidding.

    Comanche66
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    I’m not sure about the first two, but the others are Super Hornets. Is anyone sure about the first two? The second reminds me of the Growler, but I’m not sure.

    @MrPsychic: It still is F/A.

    DublinO
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    @sylvanish: an outbreak of military photos, awesome bro… My dad worked on these in secret, when they first came out

    Hougz
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    Photos 3 and 5 are definately Super Hornets, they are visually unique due to the squared off intakes… Original Hornets have the rounded intakes.

    Nice pics.

    Monkey770
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    Fun Fact:

    Did you know that newer versions of the aircraft will be replacing the Prowler in the “Electronic Jamming” department.

    Comanche66
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    @Monkey770: That’s the EA-18G Growler variant of the Super Hornet.

    SumoSnipe
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    @sylvanish: I knew a Marine pilot who was insane enough he would have wanted to sport your Purple and lime tigerstripe colors on his Hornet. Would have matched his favorite bar hopping shirt.

    kitzmilr1
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    I work in the US Navy as an Aviation Electrian. My command trains pilots to fly the EA-6B Prowler and the new EA-18G Growler. The EA-18G is the newest Hornet varient and is intended to relace the Prowler. The second image is a Growler. It bears my commands marking on it’s Vertical Stabilizers. The easiest way to tell is the Jamming Pods under it’s wings. They have little propelers on the tips.

    motterbe
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    @kitzmilr1
    That does look like 550 doesn’t it? That looks like NAS Pax River in the photo though.



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