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WTE_Ibis
03-01-2006, 03:17 AM
From a mainstream paper in OZ.

http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//Cheap-jet.JPG

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Viper2005_
03-01-2006, 05:08 AM
Sold As Is. 1 previous, not so careful, owner; buyer to collect. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Breeze147
03-01-2006, 06:35 AM
Naval vessels dump their garbage overboard as standard procedure.

I find it truly amazing that the U.S. Navy would leave an F-18 floating about or just let it sink without any effort to salvage. The advanced avionics and God knows what that is on board are worth millions.

I think that either that article is biased toward the U.S. or it is the Oz version of the National Enquirer.

MucusG
03-01-2006, 06:52 AM
It's all real

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200601/s1557955.htm

and

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1567725/posts

And lots more on Google

Waldo.Pepper
03-01-2006, 09:07 AM
Sixty years from now someone will find it salvage it and make it flyable - somehow. But there won't be any gas left go make it go.

Breeze147
03-01-2006, 11:42 AM
Ok, I guess I'm wrong.

I'm surprised that the Reagan is flying C-models. I would have thought that it would be flying the E-model Superbug.

fordfan25
03-01-2006, 11:45 AM
propaganda be sure

huggy87
03-01-2006, 12:54 PM
We did lose a jet there. In fact we have lost quite a few hornets in the past year, and, sadly, a couple of my friends. I'm not certain, but I imagine it was in pretty deep water. The navy will usually recover the aircraft in shallow water. Not because we will ever use any parts from those aircraft again, but so we can understand the causes of the accident and help to prevent it from happening to others.

The Charlies will still be around for at least another decade. Most airwings now have two charlie squadrons and two super squadrons. Typically, one E and one F for the supers.