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US Navy aerobatic team Blue Angels to "change seats" on F / A-18E / F Super Hornet

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The US military has contracted 17 million with a Boeing corporation to retool 11 Super Hornet fighter jets in the interests of the US aerobatic team Blue Angels, reports bmpd.


US Navy aerobatic team Blue Angels to "change seats" on F / A-18E / F Super Hornet

Types of aircraft used by the Blue Angels aerobatic team from 1946


Work will be performed on nine single F / A-18E and two double F / A-18F at Boeing St. Louis and should be completed by December 2021 of the year. In the Blue Angels group, the indicated F / A-18E / F aircraft will replace the currently operating Boeing F / A-18C / D Hornet fighter jets.

Earlier in 2016, Boeing and the US Department of Defense signed a contract for the design of a special modification of the F / A-18E / F aircraft for the Blue Angels group, which was completed on September 2017. Currently, the US military decided to upgrade eleven aircraft according to the developed project.

The US Navy Blue Angels demonstration squadron has existed since 1946 and is the oldest demonstration and aerobatic team of the United States Army. from 1986 of the year to the present, the group uses F / A-18 Hornet airplanes (in modifications A, B, C and D), which by some parameters are already outdated. The US Department of Defense believes that with the receipt of new aircraft specially modified for the group’s requests, the Blue Angels pilots will show their skills more than once, including in the international arena.
Photos used:
Timothy Schumaker / US Navy Aviation
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  1. BeloMor
    BeloMor 16 August 2018 18: 28
    -16%
    The blue angels of the US Army will still show everyone ...
    1. Sands Careers General
      Sands Careers General 16 August 2018 18: 31
      -11%
      How blue and tolerant are they laughing
      1. Lekxnumx
        Lekxnumx 16 August 2018 18: 45
        +8
        Quote: Sands Career General
        How blue and tolerant are they laughing

        Minus for sparkling humor. When did the blue berets of the Airborne Forces celebrate your holiday, did you get such associations? No kind of blue sky association. By the way, the top-level aerobatic team personally seemed to me cooler than Vityazi
        1. Sands Careers General
          Sands Careers General 16 August 2018 18: 55
          -22%
          Minus for anti-Russian patriotism and stupid statements from the owner of the landing soul.

          Do not write to me again. I hate to communicate with stupid people who appreciate their validity virtual likes, pluses and minuses.
          Muck
          1. GibSoN
            GibSoN 16 August 2018 19: 36
            +5
            GasPadin - Tavernisch, let's not confuse Russian patriotism with banal Nationalism
          2. Jack O'Neill
            Jack O'Neill 16 August 2018 20: 02
            +10
            Minus for anti-Russian patriotism and stupid statements from the owner of the landing soul.

            Do not write to me again. I hate to communicate with stupid people who appreciate their validity virtual likes, pluses and minuses.
            Muck

            Minus for a stupid comment.
          3. NN52
            NN52 16 August 2018 20: 05
            +4
            Sands Careers General

            Just so that there are no such offensive answers to your comment, you must first think about drawing about the pilots before drawing your comment ... Sometimes you need to think ..
            The man answered you correctly.
            1. Sands Careers General
              Sands Careers General 16 August 2018 22: 38
              -4
              The man answered you correctly.


              The blue angels of the US Army will still show everyone ..


              When they arrive at you with winged democracy, let’s look at your reaction.
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              2. ZVO
                ZVO 17 August 2018 06: 49
                +3
                Quote: Sands Career General
                The man answered you correctly.


                The blue angels of the US Army will still show everyone ..


                When they arrive at you with winged democracy, let’s look at your reaction.


                And if our aerobatic teams fly around a mine ten times a year at numerous air shows?
                What are they doing?
                Bring Russian democracy to Laos? Emirates, Colombia, Canada, France, etc.?
                And local people should also hate them, just as you personally hate US aerobatics?

                You are really a character in an anecdote about: "And what about us?" ...
                1. Sands Careers General
                  Sands Careers General 17 August 2018 08: 37
                  -2
                  You are really a character in an anecdote about: "And what about us?" ...


                  Are you confusing me with dill?

                  How do you personally hate aerobatics from the USA?


                  I do not care about them and grind. But the mattresses didn’t do anything to you, but they brought war to me and my Donbass.
                  Yes, and hatred is a destructive feeling. If necessary, I indifferently put the olive on the head of the mattress.
                  1. Romka47
                    Romka47 17 August 2018 10: 06
                    +1
                    But the mattresses didn’t do anything to you, but they brought war to me and my Donbass.

                    If my village is not bombed by hohlyach hail, this does not mean that they did not bring me grief, I for "YOUR", as you put it, Donbass, carried childhood friends in my arms to the churchyard.
                    1. Sands Careers General
                      Sands Careers General 17 August 2018 10: 34
                      +1
                      I for "YOUR" Donbass carried childhood friends in my arms to the churchyard.


                      This is certainly laudable, but why this phrase?
        2. CentDo
          CentDo 16 August 2018 19: 18
          +3
          seemed cooler than Vityazi

          Then you went too far in my opinion. I don’t remember that the American aerobatics repeated something like a big rhombus of the Knights and Swifts.
          But the fact that the group is really the highest level can not argue.
          1. GibSoN
            GibSoN 16 August 2018 19: 31
            0
            Then you went too far in my opinion
            Let's not just condemn the creative work of people first of all ?! And that’s how it can even reach the one who started to fly the first, etc.
          2. san4es
            san4es 16 August 2018 19: 34
            +3
            Quote: CentDo
            ... something like a big rhombus of the Knights and Swifts.

            ... not on heavy fighters.
            Leading aerobatic teams are symbols of their countries. Such squadrons exist not so much to demonstrate the capabilities of technology as to maintain the prestige of their country's air forces. Of course, they are very different from each other in terms of skill and type of aircraft, and for some, the very fact of their existence is more important, indicating the desire of those in power to have strong military aviation in their country ...
            Military Documentary
            Sep 9 2013 year
          3. Lekxnumx
            Lekxnumx 16 August 2018 19: 42
            +2
            Quote: CentDo
            Then you went too far in my opinion. I don’t remember that the American aerobatics repeated something like a big rhombus of the Knights and Swifts.
            But the fact that the group is really the highest level can not argue.

            I’ll warn you in advance that I’m not an aviator, I understand this a little. But I looked at a large rhombus performed by aerobatic teams of the Russian Federation .9 planes create a rhombus, and now I looked at how far the Americans make a small rhombus, I gasped. It’s clear that there are different heights, but proximity visual, when the follower's nose hid behind the lead engine.
            Americans play in public, fly at low altitudes and this causes a stir. And they show solitary figures, fly a maximum of six. All the same, their show seemed more awful, but I won’t argue about the nuances. Maybe I’m not catching up with something
            1. Shahno
              Shahno 16 August 2018 19: 48
              +5
              If we discard politics, they don’t argue about tastes. Piloting Knights is not inferior. And the rest ...
              1. Grandfather
                Grandfather 16 August 2018 20: 19
                +2
                Quote: Shahno
                If we discard politics, they don’t argue about tastes. Piloting Knights is not inferior. And the rest ...

                the battle will decide, God forbid, of course ... but in any case, I put everything on our Russians.
                1. Mih1974
                  Mih1974 16 August 2018 23: 44
                  -3
                  As the American test pilots correctly say, "this is a beautiful flight for you, but for me and other pilots it is the seconds spent on the turn, angles of attack and my death from such an enemy." good Ideal - a training fight between these "naked oysters" lol and our "knights", one on one. Here we will see who flies better and what is good for. tongue
              2. dauria
                dauria 17 August 2018 00: 48
                +1
                If we discard politics, there is no argument about tastes.


                Yes, there is generally something to compare incorrectly. You look - in the whole history this group flew on the heaviest for the sake of strength deck irons. Neither Saber, F-5, F-15, F-16. I was surprised myself, and then it came to- "navy group". It would be necessary to look at their land group, on what, and how. Although for the war it is a whim, and not an indicator of something there.
        3. asv363
          asv363 17 August 2018 03: 40
          0
          Quote: Lek3338
          Minus for sparkling humor. When did the blue berets of the Airborne Forces celebrate your holiday, did you get such associations?

          Your criteria for evaluating someone else’s comment are interesting. If I had my will, I would turn all your minuses into pluses. However, given that Zhora does not care much about this disgrace, live. He didn’t like the humor, you know!
          1. Lekxnumx
            Lekxnumx 17 August 2018 07: 33
            0
            Quote: asv363
            If I had my will, I would turn all your minuses into pluses

            Yes, it was inspired by Pushkin "Dreams, dreams,
            Where is your sweetness? "
            Quote: asv363
            live

            I will definitely be.
      2. CentDo
        CentDo 16 August 2018 19: 06
        +5
        Russian Knights were originally called the Blue Lightning. If you left this name, would you be humorous over it?
      3. Slinqshot
        Slinqshot 16 August 2018 19: 30
        -3
        Who hurts something, naughty ... No.
      4. Piramidon
        Piramidon 16 August 2018 19: 38
        +8
        Blue sky, blue carriage, blue lagoon, blue arrow ... do you also associate with sexual orientation? Check with a sex therapist. fool
  2. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 17 August 2018 08: 48
    0
    A variable nozzle vector on the F414 engines, at least as on the F119 from the F-22 (vertical), would make sense, but as far as I know, the F414 nozzle is a simple converging-expanding. An adaptation of the F119 for the aerobatic Superhornet is very unlikely. What's so "super" about this modernization? Remove the cannon (crap with weight distribution), replace the "military" avionics (it will also cost a lot) with a simpler one and paint?
  3. earloop
    earloop 17 August 2018 12: 31
    -1
    The photograph shows a fragment of the "Cancan" dance without skirts and trousers performed by the US Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Squadron.
  4. Gennady M
    Gennady M 2 June 2021 21: 51
    0
    have you seen this?
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv7znERq2ME