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SW Sky Blue
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Prowlers

Post by SW Sky Blue » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:28 pm

Heres a few images of VAQ140 from April 2004 when I was lucky enough to spend some time on CVN-73 GW in the Gulf from where operations were taking place against Fallujah in Iraq... Miss these birds....and several others :'( :'(

Hope they are of interest...

1,
Image500_EA-6B_CVN73_23-4-2004_KevinWills_IMG_2460 copy by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

2,
Image163530_502_EA-6B_VAQ-140_CVN73_KevinWills_IMG_2632 copy by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

3,
Image163530_502_EA-6B_VAQ-140_CVN73_KevinWills_IMG_2588 copy by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

4,
Image163530_502_EA-6B_VAQ-140_CVN73_KevinWills_IMG_2590 copy by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

5,
Image160706_EA-6B_VAQ-140_CVN73_KevinWills_IMG_2229 copy by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

6,
Image159908_EA-6B_VAQ-140_CVN73_KevinWills_IMG_2534 copy by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

7,
Image159908_EA-6B_VAQ-140_CVN73_KevinWills_IMG_2535 copy by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

8,
Image159908_EA-6B_VAQ-140_CVN73_KevinWills_IMG_2636 copy by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

9,
Image159908_EA-6B_VAQ-140_KevinWills_IMG_2637 copy by KdoubleU2017, on Flickr

There you go...Happy days... :thumbs:

Cheers,

Kev Wills.

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Re: Prowlers

Post by Sparts99 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:33 pm

Superb. Lucky you.
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Re: Prowlers

Post by Weazel69 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:53 pm

Really cool shots there, one part of my two part dream - onboard Carrier Shots & Air to Air :clap:
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Re: Prowlers

Post by Thunder » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:02 pm

Superb No’s 1 & 6 for me. What’s interesting for me is I was at the destination for these sorties.

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Re: Prowlers

Post by Petepilot » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:27 pm

Brilliant, brilliant shots: more please! :clap:

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Re: Prowlers

Post by The Phantom » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:30 pm

They're of interest alright :Wow:

Super photos of an amazing aircraft :thumbs:

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Re: Prowlers

Post by Shortshanks » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:17 pm

Top draw👍👍

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Re: Prowlers

Post by eLaReF » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:21 pm

Great shots, especially #1
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Re: Prowlers

Post by PhilE » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:57 pm

Absolutely outstanding photo's more please. PhilE

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Re: Prowlers

Post by Richard E » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:27 pm

What's not to like - they are something very special.

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Re: Prowlers

Post by fisherman » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:36 pm

Kev, what a great set, I really like number seven, in fact, I think it's amazing. Well done mate :clap:

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Re: Prowlers

Post by paddyboy » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:39 am

Hi Kev :P

Cracking set there :thumbs:

I always thought the Prowler looked as if some bod had grafted the tail from a Spark Vark onto an Intruder :lol:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Re: Prowlers

Post by eLaReF » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:49 am

paddyboy wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:39 am
I always thought the Prowler looked as if some bod had grafted the tail from a Spark Vark onto an Intruder :lol:
Other way round?

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Re: Prowlers

Post by Knife 04 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:28 am

These are outstanding Kev! Love the ones about to take the wire - well done and thanks for posting

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Thunder wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:02 pm
What’s interesting for me is I was at the destination for these sorties.
Care to elaborate Thunder? Sounds interesting
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Re: Prowlers

Post by Seahawk 11 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:12 pm

Wow what a stunning set of photos here, just great, I have always liked the Prowler,
Thanks for posting these,

Rob

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Re: Prowlers

Post by matt e » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:14 pm

superb

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Re: Prowlers

Post by MR TERRY GREEN » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:46 pm

I have read one book on the EA-6B,called Ironclaw.Always found this aircraft and its role so interesting.Love the pictures,I cannot wait for a crew member to write an updated book on this aircraft and its mission.Thanks for posting.

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Re: Prowlers

Post by Stroudy » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:46 pm

Great jet. Shot 1 is a complete winner!

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Re: Prowlers

Post by SW Sky Blue » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:45 am

Thanks for all the kind comments guys...Glad you enjoyed them :thumbs:

Cheers,

Kev W :thumb:

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Re: Prowlers

Post by vark 1.1 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:59 pm

Very nice set Kev,
Another aircraft type gone and very much missed.
Lucky man to get on an active aircraft carrier...... Very large Jam pot :thumb:

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