Monday, May 19, 2008

NSAWC F/A-18B Hornet walk around

FA-18B cockpit photo
cockpit

NSAWC Hornet tail photo
tail


USN Fighter Weapons School insignia. "TOP GUN" was folded into NSAWC two years previous to this image being taken, along with the Naval Strike Warfare Center "Strike U" and the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School "TOP DOME".

FA-18B flap photo

FA-18B main gear detail
main gear

FA-18B Hornet main gear
main gear - rear view

Bibliography:

Alan Warnes "On the Nimitz" Air Forces Monthly July 2003. One photo of a VFA-97 FA-18A still in NSAWC camouflage.


Scale Model Kits & Aftermarket:

Fightertown Decals: 1/48 FTD48009 F/A-18 Hornets NSAWC & Top Gun Adversaries

Strike: Beyond Top Gun: U.S. Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center

The 1/48th scale Hasegawa FA-18B kit finished as an all-black Top Gun bird.


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