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The Kitty Hawk by ET2 Darren Drake

The F-18 Hornet

0009162HSPACE=10 VSPACE=10 BORDER=2 height=116 width=250 align=RIGHT>made by McDonnell Douglas, is a multi role fighter which also performs the attack function. The F-18 has an empty weight of 23050 lbs. and a max weight of 56000 lbs. The f-18 uses two General Electric F-404 engines each producing 16,000 lbs of thrust, combined produce 32,000 lbs of thrust. Later versions of the f18 produce more thrust than this "A" model. The F-18A has a max speed of 1190 mph and a maximum climb rate of 60,000 ft/min The F-18 is used by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels

The F-14 Tomcat 

was manufactured by Grumman. The F-14A had two Pratt & Whitney TF-30 engines producing 20,900 lbs of thrust each with a total of 41,800 lbs of thrust. Later models of the F-14 used 2 General Electric F110 engines producing, in afterburner, 27,000 lbs each and a total of 54,000 lbs of thrust. The F-14 tomcat had an empty weight of 40,100 lbs with a max weight of 74,000 lbs. The tomcat was 62' 8" Long, 16' high and had a max wingspan of 64' 1". The F-14 's cruise speed is 610 mph and it has a max speed of 1544 mph. This is the military 's second swing wing jet fighter, the first was the F-111. This plane is a 2 place jet fighter and was termed the fleet defender. It first flew on 21 Dec 1970 and had its first west coast fleet deployment on the USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63 in 1977. I was on that cruise, C. Jeff Dyrek, webmaster.

The EA-6B Prowler

0009229ALT="EA-6B Prowler 1/72 Model Airplane Kit" HSPACE=10 VSPACE=10 BORDER=2 height=105 width=250 align=RIGHT>made by Grumman Aircraft Company. The ea-6b first flew on 25 May 1968. The a6 prowler is powered by two Pratt & Whitney J-52 jet engines producing 9300 lbs of thrust each producing a total of 18600 lbs of thrust. the EA-6B prowler is 59'10" long, 16' 3" high and has a wing span of 53'. the ea6b prowler has an empty weight of 32,162 lbs and a max weight of 65,000 lbs. It has a cruise speed of 482 mph, a max speed of 658 mph and a max range of 1628 miles. The prowler 's max rate of climb is 8600 ft/min

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Four Jet Fighters fly by the

USS Kitty Hawk

One F-14 Tomcat, Two F-18 Hornets, and One EA-6B Prowler


heres one f14 tomcat, 2  f18 hornets and one ea-6b prowler in formation

the hornet, tomcat and prowler work as a team to defeat the enemy

Photo from ET2 Darren Drake
 stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk


A diamond formation flying over the USS Kitty Hawk

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