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15-9496 — - Northrop Grumman E-2C "Hawkeye" (159496)br /Painted as the colorbird of VAW-116 (Airborne Command and Control Squadron One Sixteen) "Sun Kings"br /Pt. Mugu, CA  // Deployed on USS Nimitzbr /On static display in the NAS Fallon air park.
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15-9496 —


Northrop Grumman E-2C "Hawkeye" (159496)
Painted as the colorbird of VAW-116 (Airborne Command and Control Squadron One Sixteen) "Sun Kings"
Pt. Mugu, CA // Deployed on USS Nimitz
On static display in the NAS Fallon air park.


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Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Back in the fabulous era of propbirds, my absolutely ultra #1 most fave aircraft sound was the wonderful whistle of the four Rolls Royce Darts on the Vickers Viscounts. (Old timers know exactly what sound I am referring to; once experienced, always enjoyed; never forgotten. Young un's missed out.) But now that the days of the Darts has passed into history, my new #1 favorite prop sound is the awesome harmony of the Allison turboprops on the E-2 Hawkeyes. I once stood at the side of NFL's runway as four Hawkeyes lined up and positioned to mito-launch. A stunning symphony of sound. The ONLY way that experience could have been any better would have been if I could have been on a carrier to experience it.
Darryl Sarno
Great shot and information Gary!
Robert Kap
Took care of many parts and assemblies for 159496 while it was being built at Grumman, Bethpage, Long Island NY.
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