Again, these pics our from when I was a kid in Singapore and when NZ was part of ANZUS. We were invited to visit the USS Constellation whilst it was in the Singapore harbour circa 1980. When I scanned these pics, I blew them up and could see the weathering that the aircraft suffered. Enjoy
Post by Dave Homewood on Sept 25, 2010 22:00:08 GMT 12
Super photos Kode, really neat. You were really lucky to get to have a look over this ship. I'll bet it was exciting for you to get to go aboard.
Just a note, when you use photobucket please post the links which start with as they're the ones that allow the photos to appear in the page, rather than just a url link. I have changed these ones and the ones in your Iroquois post so they work. Cheers.
The Connie was quite weathered since this was on our way home after departing San Diego in Feb. Coming into Singapore she had been at sea for over a hundred days (101 line period to be exact) and had suffered a collision at sea. If you look closely at the picture of the aft port side you can see the missing radar that was dislodged during said collision.
I was on my first cruise with the VAW-116 Sun Kings flying the mighty Hummer. Had watch the night of the collision.
Post by motoxjase on Sept 29, 2010 11:36:16 GMT 12
Beautiful and very interesting pics I was lucky to go on the Connie back in 99 and if memory serves me right it was her last cruise before retirement. Being post 9/11 I was able to get up close to the Tomcat and certain areas down below. At the time I was age 24 and it amazed me how young so many of the crew were and they looked like they should still be in school, so young but yet playing such a big part within this ship. Ive been to Duxford and Ive seen many a military plane with my travels but seeing the Tomcat was fantastic
Just glad you guys get to see them. Also thought that they could be could reference material for modelers.
funny you should say that, I just got back from my local IPMS club night where there was a very cleanly built E-2C on the table. My immediate thought was that the wings weren't scruffy enough underneath from being folded back along the exhaust flow like in one of your photos