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  1. Al Dente says

    The carrier is USS George Washington (CVN 73).

    And just remember, boys and girls, there are two types of ships in the world: submarines and targets.

  2. Lithified Detritus says

    It would be fucken awesome to be able to fly like that. Damn shame that the technology wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the need/desire to kill people as efficiently as possible.

  3. Trebuchet says

    Last summer we were standing on the rim of the Columbia River gorge in central Washington state and a couple of those jets — F/A-18’s — came by. Well down in the canyon, so that we were looking at the top of them. The canyon makes a 90 degree turn at that point, so did the jets. The whole encounter didn’t last but about 15 seconds before they were gone.

    Our location, if you’re interested, was about here:
    47°13’47.22″ N 119°59’54.47″ W

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