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Favorite CAG/CVW Makeup

Notanaviator

Well-Known Member
In the vein of the Ship of the Day thread, I’ve always been intrigued by the evolution of the Carrier Air Wing over the years- both the airframes that make them up and the changing roles and missions. I’ve always had a soft place in my heart for the airframes from the tail end of the Cold War era, and came across RANGER and her all-Grumman CVW. D5B76B75-8A52-4B83-AE0D-BC7E9641E018.jpeg
 

Randy Daytona

Cold War Relic
pilot
Super Moderator
In the vein of the Ship of the Day thread, I’ve always been intrigued by the evolution of the Carrier Air Wing over the years- both the airframes that make them up and the changing roles and missions. I’ve always had a soft place in my heart for the airframes from the tail end of the Cold War era, and came across RANGER and her all-Grumman CVW. View attachment 20704
I always liked seeing the world's biggest LPH's....

https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-time-when-two-super-carriers-became-floating-army-h-1647968681





 

HokiePilot

Well-Known Member
pilot
Contributor
Reminds me of Haiti and Operation Unified Response. I'll see if I can find a picture of all of the helos on the Vinson. In the middle of it all there was one lonely E-2.
I just went through my pictures and realized I never got a picture of all the helos. The photos I have during the day are all of an empty deck with maybe one or two helos coming or going.
 
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