Aviation Photo #0940921 Grumman E-2C+ Hawkeye 2000 (G-123) - USA - Navy

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Check out the 8 bladed props on this CAG bird of VAW-123 "Screwtops" on static display. The names on the helmets visible through the windscreen are "Klinger" and "Judge".
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    Michael Durning
    USA - Navy
    Grumman E-2C+ Hawkeye 2000 (G-123)
    Grumman E-2 Hawkeye (G-123)
    Grumman E-2 Hawkeye (G-123)
    A52-133
    163693
    AB-600
    Halifax - Robert L Stanfield International
    Nova Scotia
    Canada
    September 10, 2005
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Comments (23)

Anonymous
12 years ago
I never knew the Hawkeye had 8 bladed propellors,wow.
It's a cool airplane by the way.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Now those are some powerful looking blades!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I flew on the ol' E-2A with BIG 4-bladed props, but this one is a real meat grinder! By the way, the Grumman E-2 design is 45 years old and from the looks of this bird, still going strong!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Captures the unique propeller arrangement and the special markings on the nose. A very special aircraft!! Shot is very well framed.
Anonymous
12 years ago
This photo is a real education for anyone who has not seen this bird with 8 blade props before. An excellent photo; great color, light and clarity. Well framed and focused.

I wonder exactly what it does for the aircraft?
Anonymous
12 years ago
The 8-blade arrangement is due to eliminate resonance effect and as such to reduce vibrations..
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great picture. Nice paintjob on the nose and on the side of the fuselage with the American flag.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Apart of the great evolution of the Hawkeye, what an evolution for the old Hamilton Standards and the propeller aviation in general. Great Front Shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Good prospective shot nice balance of shapes. They flow well together
Anonymous
12 years ago
Excellent!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Whoa...check out those monstrous props =)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice set of new blades.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The fans are of new type so the photo more intresting.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Holy scary giant props, Batman!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Much more interesting than the props we see around today. Well done Micheal!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Im surprised that crews havent nicknamed this the flying meatcleaver yet!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic aircraft these things sound great! Nice shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I like how the edges of the blades are silver colored, makes them look really like blades of a knife
Anonymous
7 years ago
What is the purpose of the hawkeye?
Anonymous
6 years ago
AWACS
Anonymous
6 years ago
Those "silver edges" are a part of the de-icing system!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Actually no... The "silver edges" are the normal color of the leading edges of each blade, while the black parts are the expanding de-icing boots.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I love this photo. Do I have to give a reason?

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