USS BUSH CVN-77 in the Persian Gulf

USS BUSH CVN-77 in the Persian Gulf

Postby MasterJet on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 10:12 am

At the end of October I was lucky to embark the USS BUSH during its first operational cruise in the arabian sea. At the time of my visit the carrier was in support of Op. New Dawn in Iraq.

Hope you like...more pics to come

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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 IN THE PERSIAN GULF

Postby TonyO on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 10:22 am

A great set Giovanni, you must have shot CVW-8 a few times now, Fifth Fleet seems to be that air wing's second home!
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 IN THE PERSIAN GULF

Postby Maisie on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 10:34 am

I would give both bollocks to get this chance!! Great shots.
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 IN THE PERSIAN GULF

Postby Stu on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 10:39 am

Nice selection :clap: love to see a few more
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 IN THE PERSIAN GULF

Postby triple_ace on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 10:46 am

Number 3 is absolutely stunning but all great shots.

Wow. :worship:
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 in the Persian Gulf

Postby urkles on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 11:11 am

Amazing stuff, all are excellent, I would kill for that sort of access!
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 in the Persian Gulf

Postby APG on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 12:38 pm

Nice shots Giovanni, you got the sunshine that my embarks were sadly missing!
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 IN THE PERSIAN GULF

Postby AlexC on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 12:51 pm

Maisie wrote:I would give both bollocks to get this chance!! Great shots.


I'd have to give up something else, I still have need of both of mine I'm pleased to say!

Is 214 taking off without afterburner?
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 IN THE PERSIAN GULF

Postby MasterJet on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 1:01 pm

AlexC wrote:
Maisie wrote:I would give both bollocks to get this chance!! Great shots.


I'd have to give up something else, I still have need of both of mine I'm pleased to say!

Is 214 taking off without afterburner?


Yes Alex...the Black Lions is taking off without ab

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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 in the Persian Gulf

Postby Rory76 on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 2:22 pm

That Tomcatter's Hornet is the dog's danglies! (Not a Tomcat admitedly but there you go!)

Probably wouldn't sacrifice both of my own danglies for the chance to do that, but one might be up for negotiation!
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 in the Persian Gulf

Postby RickIngham on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 2:53 pm

Superb pictures there :clap: Nice to see the Tomcatters bird in some sun...
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 in the Persian Gulf

Postby Agg on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 3:05 pm

Very nice set, I really like the atmosphere in the third shot :)
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 IN THE PERSIAN GULF

Postby AlexC on Thu 09 Feb 2012, 3:10 pm

MasterJet wrote:Yes Alex...the Black Lions is taking off without ab


Thanks. What a great shot!
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 in the Persian Gulf

Postby IanOlder on Fri 10 Feb 2012, 9:24 pm

Superb set, love the Hawkeye. The Golden Warriors Hornet looks a bit worn :clap:
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 in the Persian Gulf

Postby Hawkkeeper on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 6:51 pm

first photo would make a fab F-18 diorama,

one heck of a monster ship.
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 in the Persian Gulf

Postby Craig_85 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 8:49 pm

Excellent set, last one is very good :clap:
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 in the Persian Gulf

Postby UK_Tomcat_Fan on Sat 25 Feb 2012, 9:23 pm

Does VFA-213 now have the MUTHA Award, or are the tags not removed from 214 yet?
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Re: USS BUSH CVN-77 in the Persian Gulf

Postby Matthew Clements on Sat 25 Feb 2012, 10:46 pm

UK_Tomcat_Fan wrote:Does VFA-213 now have the MUTHA Award, or are the tags not removed from 214 yet?


VFA-103 are the current holders, Excellent shooting G :clap:
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