go to Yellow Airplanes home baseA Great Photo of the USS Kitty Hawk Flight Deck with ASW and AWACS Aircraft on Deck.

The Kitty Hawk by ET2 Darren Drake
In the foreground you can see an E-2 Hawkeye AWACS aircraft. the E-2 Hawkeye is a twin engine turboprop used for long range radar surveillance. The dish on top of the E-2 is a rotating radar dish. The military has a number of airplanes with a similar dish used for the same purpose at the Hawkeye.  These airplanes are actually AWACS aircraft. 

Behind the E-2 are three S-3 Viking Anti Submarine aircraft. I believe that these were the first aircraft that were specifically built for the one purpose of Anti Submarine Warfare. ASW. Other ASW aircraft were modified patrol, bomber or cargo aircraft. You can't see it in this picture, but if you look at the back underside of the S-3, you will see an array of tubes that look like holes in the bottom of the airplane. In each of these tubes are sonar buoys which are long cylinders that are ejected from the airplane, fall into the water, then float so that most of the buoy is under the water. Their job is to listen for submarine activity under the water then by use of a small antenna, send this information back to the S-3 Viking. When their batteries run out, they open flood valves and the buoy sinks preventing the technology from washing up on enemy shores and also preventing a shipping hazard.
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Photo of The Deck of the USS Kitty Hawk

shows an E-2 Hawkeye with its wings folded

then three S-3 Viking Anti-Submarine Aircraft.


You can see the e2 hawkeye in front, next are s3 viking anti submarine aircraft then the a7 corsair 2's from va192

military aircraft are all over the deck of the uss kitty hawk

Photo from ET2 Darren Drake
 stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk


In the foreground is a E-2C Hawkeye AWACS aircraft. Next you see three S-3 Vikings then a whole bunch of F-18's

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