Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cool Photo: A U.S. Navy Aircraft Breaks The Sound Barrier

The U.S. Navy released a very cool photo of a Navy F/A-18C Hornet breaking the sound barrier during an air power demonstration over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) on June 6, 2011, in the Pacific Ocean.

The aircraft is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113. The USS Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 were under way in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

(Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis K. Mendoza, U.S. Navy)

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