Image of the Day: F/A-18C Hornet Takes to the Sky

F A-18C Hornet Takes to the Sky
F A-18C HORNET

Launching of an F/A-18C Hornet from the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 on board USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

 

The launch was conducted during USS Carl Vinson’s training off the coast of Southern California on February 7 in the Pacific Ocean.


USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) SPECIFICATIONS
Length 1,092 feet (332.8 m)
Beam 252 ft (76.8 m)
Draught Maximum navigational: 37 feet (11.3 m)
Limit: 41 feet (12.5 m)
Displacement 101,300 long tons (113,500 short tons)
Speed 30+ knots (56+ km/h; 35+ mph)
Complement Ship’s company: 3,200
Air wing: 2,480
Crew:6062
Range Unlimited distance; 20-25 years
Status In active service

Naval Today Staff, February 11, 2014;
Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Fenaroli

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