F/A-18E SuperHornet by Digital Integration - 1998 F/A-18E SuperHornet by Digital Integration - 1998
Exhibit - F/A-18E Super Hornet

On the carrier deck

The carrier deck in F/A-18 Super Hornet was by far the most detailed seen to date. I started at the back of the crowded deck and watched in awe as Hornets taxied and took off under the direction of deck handlers. These little guys direct you verbally and with hand signals, then sprint out of the way. Mine wasn't quick enough (or I was too slow) and he was ... arrrr... sucked into the left engine.... most embarassing.

Deck crew on the carrier

Jet Blast Deflectors

The Jet Blast Deflectors are necessary to stop crew being toasted then blown overboard by the aircraft exhaust. Yes, it's a hazardous place the ol' carrier deck! Back to F/A-18 SuperHornet