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Platform Identifications Villanova NROTC Select Platform Type SUBMARINES AIRCRAFT SURFACE SHIPS CVN-68 Nimitz-class CVN-65 Enterprise-class CV-63 Kitty Hawk-class LHA-1 Tarawa-class LHD-1 Wasp-class LPD-17 San Antonio-class LPD-4 Austin-class LSD-41 Whidbey Island-class

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select platform type
Select Platform Type

SUBMARINES

AIRCRAFT

SURFACE SHIPS

surface ships
CVN-68 Nimitz-class

CVN-65 Enterprise-class

CV-63 Kitty Hawk-class

LHA-1 Tarawa-class

LHD-1 Wasp-class

LPD-17 San Antonio-class

LPD-4 Austin-class

LSD-41 Whidbey Island-class

LCC-19 Blue Ridge-class

AS-39 Emory S. Land-class

FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry-class

DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class

CG-47 Ticonderoga-class

PC-1 Cyclone-class

MCM-1 Avenger-class

MHC-51 Osprey-class

T-AH-19 Mercy-class

T-AOE-6 Supply-class

T-AO-187 Henry J. Kaiser-class

USS Constitution

Surface Ships

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submarines
Submarines
  • SSN-688/688i Los Angeles-class
  • SSN-21 Seawolf-class
  • SSN-774 Virginia-class
  • SSBN-726 Ohio-class
  • SSGN-726 Ohio-class

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aircraft
H-60 Seahawk

AH-1W Super Cobra

UH-1N Iroquois/Huey

AV-8B Harrier II

F/A-18 Hornet/Super Hornet

EA-18G Growler

EA-6B Prowler

S-3B Viking

F-16 Fighting Falcon

F-22 Raptor

E-2C Hawkeye

C-2 Greyhound

C-130 Hercules

MV-22 Osprey

CH-46 Sea Knight

MH/CH-53E Sea Dragon/Stallion

P-3C Orion

EP-3 Aries II

F-35 Lightning II

F-15 Eagle

Aircraft

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ssn 688 688i los angeles class
SSN-688/688i Los Angeles-class
  • Fast Attack Submarines
  • SSN-688 have fairwater planes located on the sail/conning tower
  • SSN-688i have retractable bow planes
  • Can conduct ASW/ASUW/ISR/MIW/

Strike/SOF Support

  • Carry a mix of torpedos, TLAM, mines
  • Nuclear powered

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ssn 688 688i los angeles class7
SSN-688/688i Los Angeles-class

Vertical conning tower/sail

VLS tubes

  • Vertical sail/conning tower as compared to SSN-21/774-classes
  • Vertical launching tubes allow for TLAM launch
  • Can be equipped with Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS) or Dry Deck Shelters (DDS) to support insertion of Navy SEALs

SSN-688

SSN-688i

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ssn 21 seawolf class
SSN-21 Seawolf-class
  • Fast attack submarine
  • Capable of ASW/ASUW/Strike
  • SSN-23 has extended hull to support SOF
  • Sail has a wedge in front to reduce flow noise
  • No VLS
  • 8 torpedo tubes
  • Capable of carrying torpedos, mines, TLAM and Harpoon
  • Nuclear powered

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ssn 21 seawolf class11
SSN-21 Seawolf-class

Wedge at front of conning tower/sail

Torpedo tubes

  • Sail is placed further aft on vessel as compared to SSN-774-class
  • Vessel is wider than SSN-774-class
  • No VLS tubes

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ssn 774 virginia class
SSN-774 Virginia-class
  • Fast attack submarine
  • Capable of ASW/ASUW/Strike/SOF Support/ISR
  • Sail has a wedge in front of it to reduce flow noise
  • VLS tubes to launch TLAM
  • 4 torpedo tubes
  • Capable of carrying torpedos, mines, TLAM and Harpoon
  • Nuclear powered

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ssn 774 virginia class14
SSN-774 Virginia-class
  • Sail is placed further forward on vessel as compared to SSN-21-class
  • Vessel is narrower than SSN-21-class
  • VLS tubes

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ssbn 726 ohio class
SSBN-726 Ohio-class
  • Ballistic Missile Submarines
  • Can carry up to 24 Trident Ballistic Missiles
  • Fairwater planes located on the sail/conning tower
  • Large flat deck aft of the sail where missiles are located.
  • Nuclear powered

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ssbn 726 ohio class17
SSBN-726 Ohio-class

Ballistic Missile tubes

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ssgn 726 ohio class
SSGN-726 Ohio-class
  • Guided Missile Submarine
  • Recommissioned 4 Ohio-class SSBNs
  • Replaced nuclear ballistic missiles with TLAM and SOF support
  • Can carry up to 154 TLAM or less TLAM and can support up to 2 ASDS/DDS for SOF
  • Nuclear powered

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SSGN-726 Ohio-class

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lha 1 tarawa class
LHA-1 Tarawa Class
  • Amphibious assault ship
  • Carries a mix of helicopters and AV-8B Harrier jets
  • Well deck can accommodate 2 LCU’s and 1 LCAC
  • Steam propulsion with emergency diesel electrical generators.
  • 3 remain in commission (2007)

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lha 1 tarawa class23
LHA-1 Tarawa Class

SPS-48 Radar

CIWS Mount

RAM Launcher

Cutout in flight deck for

5 inch gun mounts

  • Overall, tall island structure that does not cover the length of the flight deck (as compared to LHD)
  • Only has CIWS and RAM launchers
  • SPS-48 radar is located on the aft part of the superstructure

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lhd 1 wasp class
LHD-1 Wasp Class
  • Multipurpose amphibious assault ship
  • Carries a mix of helicopters and AV-8B Harrier jets
  • Can carry up to 3 LCACs
  • LHD-1-7 have steam propulsion with emergency diesel generators
  • LHD-8 has gas turbine propulsion with diesel electrical generators.

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LHD-1 Wasp Class

CIWS Mount

NSSMS Launcher

SPS-48E Radar

RAM Launcher

Starboard Elevator

  • Overall, shorter, longer island structure (as compared to LHA)
  • Has CIWS, RAM, and NSSMS Launchers
  • SPS-48 radar is located on the forward part of the superstructure
  • Aircraft elevator on port and starboard sides
  • Square flight deck

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lpd 4 austin class
LPD-4 Austin-class
  • Amphibious Transport Dock
  • Telescoping hanger allows for storage of helicopters
  • Carries 1 LCU
  • Steam propulsion.

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lpd 4 austin class29
LPD-4 Austin-class

CIWS Mount

CIWS Mount

Telescoping Hangar

  • Staircase forward superstructure as opposed to LSD/LPD-17 class
  • Two CIWS mounts

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lsd 41 whidbey island harpers ferry class
LSD-41 Whidbey Island/Harpers Ferry-class
  • Dock Landing Ships
  • Whidbey Island-class can carry up to 5 LCACs, Harpers Ferry Class can carry up to 3 LCACs
  • Main exterior difference is arrangement of CIWS/RAM and number of cargo cranes.
  • Diesel propulsion and electrical generation

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lsd 41 whidbey island harpers ferry class32
LSD-41 Whidbey Island/Harpers Ferry-class

CIWS Mount

CIWS Mount

Cargo Cranes

RAM Launcher

  • Large box superstructure as opposed to LPD-4 class
  • Whidbey Island variant has forward RAM launcher forward, CIWS above superstructure
  • Harpers Ferry variant has forward RAM launcher abover superstructure, CIWS forward
  • Whidbey Island variant has two cargo cranes
  • Harpers Ferry variant has one cargo crane

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lpd 17 san antonio class
LPD-17 San Antonio-class
  • Amphibious Transport Dock
  • Large internal helicopter hanger
  • Enclosed mast structures
  • Carries 1 LCU
  • Diesel propulsion and electrical generation

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lpd 17 san antonio class35
LPD-17 San Antonio-class

RAM Launcher

Enclosed Mast Structures

30mm Cannon

  • Stealthier lines
  • Enclosed mast structures reduce radar cross section
  • 2 RAM launchers
  • 2 30 mm cannons

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ddg 51 arleigh burke class
DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class
  • Guided Missile Destroyers
  • 3 main “flights” with variations between and within flights
  • Flight IIA have helicopter hangers and can embark 2 H-60-class helicopters.
  • Gas Turbine propulsion and electrical generation
  • Multi-mission surface combatant

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flt i ii ddg 51 arleigh burke class
Flt I/II DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class

5” Deck Gun

Single Raked Mast

Harpoon Launchers

SPY-1D Arrays

  • Stealthier lines than CG
  • Single “Raked Mast”
  • Single 5” gun mount forward
  • AN/SPY-1D Arrays on single superstructure
  • No helicopter hanger
  • Harpoon launchers aft

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flt iia ddg 51 arleigh burke class
Flt IIA DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class

Single Raked Mast

RMS Hanger (DDG-91-95 only)

5” Deck Gun

SPY-1D Arrays

Helicopter Hanger

  • Stealthier lines than CG
  • Single “Raked Mast”
  • Single 5” gun mount forward
  • AN/SPY-1D Arrays on single superstructure
  • Helicopter hanger and raised aft missile deck
  • Remote Mine Hunting System Hanger on DDG’s-91-95
  • No Harpoon launchers

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cg 47 ticonderoga class
CG-47 Ticonderoga-Class
  • Guided missile cruiser
  • Primary mission is Air Defense, but is capable of executing strike, surface and anti-submarine warfare
  • Two 5” guns
  • Two 64 cell VLS launchers
  • Helicopter hangar aft with room for 2 H-60 class helicopters
  • Gas turbine propulsion and electrical plant

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cg 47 ticonderoga class43
CG-47 Ticonderoga-class

CIWS Mount

Harpoon Launcher

Helicopter Hanger

SPY-1A/B Radar

5” Deck Gun

5” Deck Gun

SPY-1A/B Radar

VLS Launcher

VLS Launcher

  • Double Mast arrangement
  • 5” gun mounts forward and aft
  • AN/SPY-1D Arrays on forward and aft superstructure
  • Helicopter hanger
  • Harpoon launchers aft
  • CIWS mounts amidships, port and starboard

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ffg 7 oliver hazard perry class
FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry-class
  • Guided Missile Frigate
    • No missiles on board
  • Helicopter hanger with room for 2 H-60 class
  • 76mm gun amidships
  • CIWS mount aft
  • Fast escort for merchant convoys, amphibious or underway replenishment task groups
  • Anti-submarine and surface warfare platform
  • Gas turbine propulsion, Diesel electrical plant

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ffg 7 oliver hazard perry class46
FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry-class

CIWS Mount

76mm Gun Mount

Helicopter Hanger

  • Double Mast arrangement
  • 76mm Gun midships
  • Single CIWS mount aft
  • Helicopter hanger

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pc 1 cyclone class
PC-1 Cyclone-class
  • Coastal patrol vessels
  • Small crew
  • Excellent support for maritime interdiction operations (MIO)
  • Two 25mm cannons and crew served weapons
  • One RHIB
  • Diesel propulsion and electrical plant

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pc 1 cyclone class49
PC-1 Cyclone-class

25mm Cannon

RHIB

25mm Cannon

  • Extremely small vessel (170 feet long, 354 ton displacement)
  • Designed to support SEAL insertion, principally used for Maritime Security and Boardings
  • Short endurance at sea (10 days typically)

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lcc 19 blue ridge class
LCC-19 Blue Ridge-class
  • Amphibious Command Ship
  • 2 CIWS Mounts (not pictured)
  • Flight deck but no hanger.
  • Steam propulsion
  • Great deal of C4ISR equipment on board to support command of large scale operations

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lcc 19 blue ridge class51
LCC-19 Blue Ridge-class

Stack structure

  • Large number of antennas
  • Superstructure located amidships
  • 2 CIWS mounts (not pictured)
  • Large stack structure aft to support antennas

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as 39 emory s land class
AS-39 Emory S. Land-class
  • Submarine Tenders
  • Flight deck aft, no hanger
  • Large superstructure that runs the length of the ship
  • Steam propulsion

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AS-39 Emory S. Land-class
  • Large superstructure that runs the length of the ship

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t ah 19 mercy class
T-AH-19 Mercy-class
  • Hospital ships
  • Operated by civilian crews with Navy medical personnel.
  • No weapons
  • Helicopter flight deck and basic hanger structure.
  • Steam propulsion

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t ah 19 mercy class57
T-AH-19 Mercy-class

Hanger

Flight Deck

  • Big red crosses

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mcm 1 avenger class
MCM-1 Avenger-class
  • Mine Countermeasure vessel
  • Hull is wood coated in fiberglass
  • Diesel propulsion

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MCM-1 Avenger-class
  • Mast directly above the pilothouse
  • Large amount of minesweeping equipment located on the deck

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mhc 51 osprey class
MHC-51 Osprey-class
  • Coastal Minehunters
  • Whole class will decommission by the end of 2008
  • Fiberglass hull
  • Diesel propulsion

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MHC-51 Osprey-class
  • Mast located aft of pilothouse
  • Large amount of minesweeping equipment on deck

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t aoe 6 supply class
T-AOE-6 Supply-class
  • Fast Combat Support Ships
  • Run by the Military Sealift Command with civilian crews
  • Provides fuel, ammunition, food, and stores to ships underway
  • Helicopter hanger and flightdeck can support up to 3 H-60-class (typically only 2)
  • Gas Turbine propulsion

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T-AOE-6 Supply-class

Kingposts

Kingposts

Helicopter Hanger

  • Multiple kingposts on the port and starboard side to support fueling/cargo transfer to ships alongside

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t ao 187 henry j kaiser class
T-AO-187 Henry J. Kaiser-class
  • Fleet Oiler
  • Provides fuel and limited stores to ships underway
  • Run by the Military Sealift Command with civilian crews
  • Flight deck without hangar facilities
  • Diesel propulsion

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T-AO-187 Henry J. Kaiser-class

Kingposts

  • Multiple kingposts on the port and starboard side to support fueling/cargo transfer to ships alongside

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cvn 68 nimitz class
CVN-68 Nimitz-class
  • Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier
  • Carries a Carrier Airwing of approx 70 aircraft
  • Centerpiece of the Carrier Strike Group

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CVN-68 Nimitz-class

Radar mast

Elevator

Elevator

Elevator

Island

  • Long flat deck for launching/recovering aircraft
  • Island structure on the starboard side
  • CVN-68-75 have a freestanding radar mast aft of the island
  • 3 aircraft elevators on the starboard side, 1 on the port side
  • Variety of RAM, CIWS and NSSMS launchers and mounts placed around the deck edge

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cvn 65 enterprise class
CVN-65 Enterprise-class
  • Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier
  • Carries a Carrier Airwing of approx 70 aircraft
  • Centerpiece of the Carrier Strike Group
  • Longest ship in the Navy

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CVN-65 Enterprise-class

Elevator

Island

Elevator

Elevator

  • Long flat deck for launching/recovering aircraft
  • Island structure on the starboard side, has a billboard appearance because of narrow neck
  • No freestanding mast aft of the island
  • 3 aircraft elevators on the starboard side, 1 on the port side
  • Variety of RAM, CIWS and NSSMS launchers and mounts placed around the deck edge

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cv 63 kitty hawk class
CV-63 Kitty Hawk-class
  • Aircraft carrier
  • Carries a Carrier Airwing of approx 70 aircraft
  • Centerpiece of the Carrier Strike Group
  • Conventional steam propulsion

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CV-63 Kitty Hawk-class

Exhaust stacks

Radar mast

Elevator

Elevator

Elevator

Island

  • Long flat deck for launching/recovering aircraft
  • Island structure on the starboard side
  • Freestanding radar mast aft of the island
  • 3 aircraft elevators on the starboard side, 1 on the port side
  • Variety of RAM, CIWS and NSSMS launchers and mounts placed around the deck edge
  • Exhaust stacks and boiler air intakes on the island immediately aft of the mast

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three masted frigate uss constitution
Three Masted FrigateUSS Constitution
  • Oldest active commissioned ship afloat in the world
  • One of two active ships in the US Navy known to have sunk an enemy combatant

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h 60 seahawk
H-60 Seahawk
  • Different variants for different missions
    • SH-60B LAMPS – Based on DDG/CG/FFG for ASW/ASUW
    • SH-60F – Based on CV/N for ASW
    • HH-60H – Based on CV/N for CSAR
    • MH-60S – Based on LHA/LHD/AOE for SAR/VERTREP
  • 2 pilots and 1-2 enlisted aircrew

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h 60 seahawk77
H-60 Seahawk

SH-60B

SH-60B

Sonobuoy dispenser

MAD Boom

SH-60B

ESM detectors

HH-60H

Surface Search Radar

SH-60B

SH-60F

MH-60S

HH-60H

MH-60S

  • Four bladed main rotor and four bladed tail rotor
  • SH-60B/H may have a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Pod on the nose of the aircraft
  • SH-60B has a Magnetic Anomaly Detector Boom on starboard side
  • SH-60B has Electronic Support Measures (ESM) detectors
  • SH-60B has a surface search radar under the cockpit
  • SH-60B/F has sonobuoy dispensers on the port side
  • MH-60S has tailwheel at the very rear of the aircraft (similar to Army UH-60)

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SH-60B

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HH-60H

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SH-60F

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MH-60S

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ah 1w super cobra
AH-1W Super Cobra
  • USMC helicopter
  • Principally an attack helicopter
  • 2 pilots

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AH-1W Super Cobra

Cannon

Skids

Weapon Pylons

  • Narrow body
  • Chin mounted cannon
  • Stubby pylons to mount rockets/missiles on the side
  • Skids for landing gear

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uh 1n iroquois huey
UH-1N Iroquois/Huey
  • USMC Helicopter
  • Multipurpose to include Command and Control and attack.
  • Two pilots.
  • Cabin space for aircrew.

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uh 1n iroquois huey86
UH-1N Iroquois/Huey

Skids

Cabin

  • Wide body
  • Cabin for aircrew
  • Skids for landing gear

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av 8b harrier ii
AV-8B Harrier II
  • Close Air Support (CAS)/Attack
  • Capable of Defensive Counter Air (DCA)
  • High wing position
  • Directional nozzles for vertical takeoff/landing
  • Outrigger landing gear
  • Single pilot

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AV-8B Harrier II

Outrigger

Directional nozzles

  • Principle landing gear extends along the centerline of the aircraft
  • Directional nozzles point downward to allow the aircraft to launch/land vertically

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f a 18c d e f hornet super hornet
F/A-18C/D/E/F Hornet/Super Hornet
  • Multi-mission fighter/attack aircraft
  • F/A-18E/F can be used as an aerial tanker
  • F/A-18C/E/F flown by USN
  • F/A-18C/D flown by USMC
  • F/A-18C/E one pilot
  • F/A-18D/F one pilot and one NFO
  • Twin engine
  • Twin intake
  • Twin vertical stabilizers

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F/A-18C/D/E/F Hornet/Super Hornet

F/A-18C

F/A-18D

Rounded air intakes

F/A-18E

F/A-18F

Angled air intakes

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F/A-18C

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F/A-18D

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F/A-18E

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F/A-18F

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ea 18g growler
EA-18G Growler
  • USN (perhaps USMC/USAF)
  • Will replace EA-6B as Electronic warfare/attack aircraft for SEAD
  • Same basic airframe as F/A-18F
  • Sensor pods on wingtips
  • One pilot, one NFO

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ea 6b prowler
EA-6B Prowler
  • USN/USMC/USAF
  • Electronic Warfare/Attack aircraft conducts Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD)
  • Based on the airframe of the A-6 Intruder
  • Two engines, intake along the fuselage
  • Large sensor pod at top of vertical stabilizer
  • Two pilots, two NFOs

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EA-6B Prowler

Engine Intakes

Sensor Pod

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e 2c hawkeye
E-2C Hawkeye
  • USN
  • Principally an Air Defense/Command and Control platform
  • Large rotating radar above fuselage
  • Two turboprop engines
  • Same airframe as C-2 Greyhound
  • Four vertical stabilizers
  • Typically two pilots and three NFOs

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E-2C Hawkeye

Rotating Radar Dome

Twin engine

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c 2 greyhound
C-2 Greyhound
  • USN
  • Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) for logistics support
  • Same airframe as the E-2C without the rotating radar
  • Configured to carry passengers and cargo
  • Typically two pilots.

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C-2 Greyhound

Twin engine

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s 3b viking
S-3B Viking
  • USN
  • Designed for ASW, principally an aerial tanker
  • Decommissioning, all east coast squadrons are gone, west coast will be gone by 2009
  • Two engines set on the wings
  • Capable of flying with two pilots and two aircrew, now only flies with two pilots.

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S-3B Viking

Engines

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c 130 hercules
C-130 Hercules
  • USAF/USN/USMC
  • Multimission aircraft capable of cargo, aerial refueling, general transport, electronic warfare, attack
  • Four engine
  • High wing
  • Two pilots plus air crew

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c 130 hercules112
C-130 Hercules

4 Turboprop engines

High wing on fuselage

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mv 22 osprey
MV-22 Osprey
  • USMC/USAF
  • Troop transport
  • Two rotating propellers/rotors that transition it from a VTOL to conventional flight
  • Two pilots plus aircrew

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MV-22 Osprey

Two rotating engines

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p 3c orion
P-3C Orion
  • USN
  • Maritime Patrol Aircraft (ASW/ASUW)
  • Upgrades have made some capable of performing land attack missions
  • Four turboprop engines on a low wing
  • MAD boom coming off of the empennage
  • Two pilots plus aircrew

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P-3C Orion

4 Engines

Low Wing on fuselage

MAD Boom at end of empennage

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ep 3 aries ii
EP-3 Aries II
  • USN
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance aircraft
  • Shore-based
  • Same airframe as P-3 without MAD boom, and with the addition of radars and sensor equipment
  • Two pilots and a large aircrew.

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ch 46 sea knight
CH-46 Sea Knight
  • USMC
  • Troop transport
  • Twin counter-rotating rotor design
  • To be replaced by the MV-22 Osprey
  • Two pilots plus aircrew

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CH-46 Sea Knight

Twin rotor arrangement

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MH/CH-53E Sea Dragon/Stallion
  • USN/USMC/USAF
  • Multimission helicopter
  • USN – MH-53E Cargo, Mine warfare
  • USMC – CH-53E Cargo/Troop transport
  • Seven-bladed main rotor
  • CH-53E has external fuel tanks mounted outboard of the landing gear
  • MH-53E has larger landing gear housing which encloses fuel tanks.
  • MH/CH-53E have three engines.
  • Two pilots plus aircrew.

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MH/CH-53 Sea Dragon/Stallion

7-bladed main rotor

CH-53

MH-53

CH-53E

Large tail boom and rotor

MH-53E

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f 35 lightning ii
F-35 Lightning II
  • USN/USMC/USAF
  • Multi-mission fighter attack aircraft
  • Three different versions
    • F-35A – USAF
    • F-35B – USMC
    • F-35C – USN
  • C version is larger than A/B versions
  • B version is capable of vertical take-off/landing
  • Single engine
  • One pilot

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F-35 Lightning II

Outboard angled vertical stabilizers

Single engine

Aft “leaning” vertical stabilizers

VTOL Hatch

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f 22 raptor
F-22 Raptor
  • USAF
  • Fighter with strike capability
  • Twin engine
  • Twin intake
  • Twin vertical stabilizers
  • 1 pilot

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F-22 Raptor

Twin engines

Forward “leaning” vertical stabilizers

Outboard angled vertical stabilizers

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f 15 eagle
F-15 Eagle
  • USAF
  • Air superiority fighter with strike capability
  • Twin engine
  • Twin air intake
  • Twin vertical stabilizers
  • Single pilot

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F-15 Eagle

Twin intake

Twin vertical Stabilizers

Twin engines

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f 16 fighting falcon
F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • USAF
  • Fighter with strike capability
  • Single vertical stabilizer
  • Single engine and intake
  • Single pilot

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F-16 Fighting Falcon

Single engine intake

Single vertical stabilizer

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