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