Why are the Navy's planes so dirty?

Why are the Navy's planes so dirty?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because they are at sea you moron

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You don't see that in other navy's naval aircraft

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        cuz they're not at sea, moron

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What's this?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            10 miles off the chinese coast
            indie navy pls understand

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Is the sea less salty there?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They are back home by 5 and clean up their ship and planes, meanwhile the navy is deployed for months.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This.
                Recently HMS Vengeance returned to port after completing a patrol where she had to spend 201 days under water. People were shocked to see how dirty it was when it returned to port. What people don't realise is that British submarine patrols are very long compared to what other nations do.

                Pic related is HMS Vanguard returning from a 195 day long nuclear deterrent patrol where it has probably sat motionless under the water for months.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                IMAGINE the smell

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://i.imgur.com/QfmQNOT.jpg

                This.
                Recently HMS Vengeance returned to port after completing a patrol where she had to spend 201 days under water. People were shocked to see how dirty it was when it returned to port. What people don't realise is that British submarine patrols are very long compared to what other nations do.

                Pic related is HMS Vanguard returning from a 195 day long nuclear deterrent patrol where it has probably sat motionless under the water for months.

                If you ever want to know what ground zero of the Gay West comes from this is it. There is no way in hell you are shoving me into a coffin with zero women aboard.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Hae you seen british "women"

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They are never more than 5 miles off the coast. They are more "at the beach" than "at sea".

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >They are never more than 5 miles off the coast.
              but enough about uk's carriers

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            brown water

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Green water or littorial waters

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            these fighters and this ship are basically fresh. america's equipment has been out there for years, if not decades. also, when was this photo taken?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Why are the Navy's planes so dirty?
        excellent question^

        >You don't see that in other navy's naval aircraft
        which is implessive even

        we got some brownsplain'n to do

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because the US actually uses them for operations instead of just photo ops.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Other navy's naval aircraft
        No such thing tbhdesu

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I wonder how many sorties the PLAN do during every "deployment" of their carrier compared to a US Navy carrier. They're probably not even comparable.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They do enough to lose 20% of their aircraft before returning to port for resupply, which amounts to about a dozen sorties.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not a real navy.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        USN operates at much higher op tempos than any other naval air force (or just air force, their sortie generation rate peaks considerably higher than a USAF FW, although that's for alpha strikes and is not as sustainable) also grease is anti-corrosive and sacrificial

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because it's easy to cherrypick photos of a CSG just leaving port with brand new planes and compare them against another CSG that's been at sea on deployment for over a year.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Aviation-illiterate detected. Wasting clear water on washing aircraft at sea beyond the minimum required for corrosion control is fricking stupid so they don't. Normal flight operations flex airframes and rapid airflow through engine bays forces normal seepage and vapors out door and panel seams.

          CSGs leave port with washed and sometimes freshly painted aircraft which depends on the paint cycle (all scheduled maintenance is, holy shit, scheduled) but not "new" ones unless their squadron really received new airframes.

          kinda insane the /misc/cels keep making threads about this subject

          It's because thirdie vanigs think they're insightful.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        High res photos are only allowed when everything is spotless, you only get grim in the low res shots.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You know, future model nerds would complain about there being no pics of a heavily weathered chink naval fighter to use as reference like picrel

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        implessive, china quantum paint numba wan, neva rust. you buy, yes?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        implessive

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because they're actively in use as much as possible in an area known for saltwater.

        Because they see far less use and spend more time cleaning up prior to photo shoots.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We're at sea a moronic amount of time from an absurd distance from homeland ports compared to posers and flight ops can literally be 24/7 for weeks at a time. Plane looking pretty doesn't matter when we need to get it off deck to kill people.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the amount of people responding to this bait is fantastic.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shouldn't the water wash them?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Salt water is bad

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Atmospheric dirt

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What blew up?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As far as I know, nothing. If I had to guess, chinks are probably butthurt about the US not even hiding the fact that they deployed troops to Kinmen. Another one of China's "red lines" crossed.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hadn't heard about that all, but lo and behold it's fake news: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/photo-shows-us-troops-at-funeral-in-new-york-in-2007-not-deployed-to-taiwans-kinmen-in-2024/ar-BB1kdghA

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >chinks are probably butthurt about the US not even hiding the fact that they deployed troops to Kinmen
        I get that it's misinfo but I had totally missed this attempt.
        Where did you hear this?
        Some discord or telegram?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >chinks are probably butthurt about the US not even hiding the fact that they deployed troops to Kinmen
        I get that it's misinfo but I had totally missed this attempt.
        Where did you hear this?
        Some discord or telegram?

        lol, when the US comes to Kinmen island, they'll clearly want to bring a fricking military band leader in civil war era period uniform.
        Apparently WWIV will be fought with memes and tiktok dance routines.
        Einstein has the last laugh.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If I had to guess, it's just another baiting falseflag thread where OP posted the chinese carrier pic too.
        Guess a little harder next time.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    armaturd thread

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What does the fella in green with the hatch hidey-hole do?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he points at the ass of the dude in yellow
      SOP on all carriers, asspointing is a hard job

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like a comfy job though. What do I need to have to get in? I'm already quite experienced in asspointing on the beach with my bros.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Greens work catapults.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        iirc something to do with setting the strength of the cat as per the weight of the aircraft and maybe the wind too, not sure, I can't into physics.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this thread is very implessive and I am thoroughly demoralized

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, which Russian factory got blown up today?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was an air base actually.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was a show of goodwill, also those planes were old, that missile cost more than the planes and / or they were only prisoners so it's good they are dead.
        Checkmate NAFO

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Engels AB hit, possible Tu-160 destroyed.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Implessive

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the poop collector is overflow

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that pilot is the Fricking New Guy, it even says so on his plane

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like dirty girls

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Da o-sea-ion

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thank you for that diversity friendly answer, /k/amerade!

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kinda insane to me they refuse to coat these things in protective paint

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Kinda insane to me they refuse to coat these things in protective paint

      They are covered in a coating, but it isn't paint. It's some super-toxic refractive shit, to help limit its radar signature.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because paint is just extra weight a plane doesn't have to be lugging around. If you can get away without slathering the entire plane with it, that's what you do.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kinda insane the /misc/cels keep making threads about this subject

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That paint scheme... SU-47 aggressor?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        NAWDC is the new TOPGUN, so almost certainly.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This rafale looks like he is mad at all other rafales

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He caught something and is being quarantined from the other birds to keep it from spreading

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He caught the Hon Hon Hemophilia

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He caught the Hon Hon Hemophilia

          It caught the Dien Bien Flu.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            CAAAARLOS!!

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they get dirty with usage like your mom's pussy.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can I get a non schizo non super Israel mutt reply.
    Other navies don't have rust covering their planes. Why is this okay in the USN?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >asks for non schizo reply
      >is a schizo
      Curious

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I talk to schizos in their own language.

        https://i.imgur.com/C3JUMOf.jpg

        Sailors being overworked or being told to do more with less to the point of exhaustion has been a common, constant complaint from personnel, and it manifests in things like this happening.
        USN has had severe recruitment problems for the last few decades from dockworkers to sailors. Maintenance predictably thus becomes a problem given the global scope the USN is expected to perform. Shipbuilding in the US is a dying craft in general which doesn't help matters much either.

        Interesting. But isn't aircraft maintenance a pretty high skill job that leads to jobs after your are done, surely they shouldn't have an issue with that especially considering the US is the major motor and aircraft manufacturer in the world. But I can certainly see why being stuck on a ship for such a long period of time is not very romantic.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >is a schizo
          >samegays

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Lmao the schizo Is having a melty

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The tempo does not change. No matter what your job is, for the first four years you are treated like shit. CBRN, Motor T, doesn't matter. Your NCOs do not care. Your command does not care.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sailors being overworked or being told to do more with less to the point of exhaustion has been a common, constant complaint from personnel, and it manifests in things like this happening.
      USN has had severe recruitment problems for the last few decades from dockworkers to sailors. Maintenance predictably thus becomes a problem given the global scope the USN is expected to perform. Shipbuilding in the US is a dying craft in general which doesn't help matters much either.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        omg so demoralized.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Schizo

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >why is de plane dirty
            >[ramble about ship maintenance]

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Can you explain why it's covered in what seems to be rust?
              Or did you take all your fent at once?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Can you explain why it's covered in what seems to be rust?
                Its not rust, its dirt from being on a deck full of jet engine fumes and salt. Its normal

                https://i.imgur.com/dQVGiCd.jpg

                The honest answer is crew can take pictures of daily flight operations and get permission to share them on US, French and UK carriers.

                and has nothing do do with ship maintenance.

                So, when you asked for your "non super Isreal mutt reply" what you were asking for was someone to confirm your biases, not an actual answer.
                >Mald someplace else.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ok thanks.
                Tbh /k/ has just gone to shit since the Ukraine war so any question is either replied with "slide thread" "I'm demonized" "(some warrior/arma tard schizo shit)" etc.
                It's the only way I see I can get a reply.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >i cant have normal conversations
                >so i behave like a lunatic
                >i cant understand why people treat me like a lunatic

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                /pol/cels are well aware that they post in bad faith, he's just mad that he's getting called out for it

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It took me calling people mutts to get a reply because none would reply to OP in good faith you rabid autist.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >It took me calling people mutts to get a reply because none would reply to OP in good faith you rabid autist.
                ahem

                USN operates at much higher op tempos than any other naval air force (or just air force, their sortie generation rate peaks considerably higher than a USAF FW, although that's for alpha strikes and is not as sustainable) also grease is anti-corrosive and sacrificial

                and

                Because it's easy to cherrypick photos of a CSG just leaving port with brand new planes and compare them against another CSG that's been at sea on deployment for over a year.

                and

                Salt water is bad

                and

                Aviation-illiterate detected. Wasting clear water on washing aircraft at sea beyond the minimum required for corrosion control is fricking stupid so they don't. Normal flight operations flex airframes and rapid airflow through engine bays forces normal seepage and vapors out door and panel seams.

                CSGs leave port with washed and sometimes freshly painted aircraft which depends on the paint cycle (all scheduled maintenance is, holy shit, scheduled) but not "new" ones unless their squadron really received new airframes.

                [...]
                It's because thirdie vanigs think they're insightful.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                None of these are explanations just deflections you utter spastic. How high on the spectrum are you. And one of the replies was after I posted you brain dead midwit.

                >my dog whistle attracted other moronic doomers /5th columnists
                >these replies are legit and authentic, but the dozens of people mocking me are all USAF personnel/ goybots coping

                I honestly don't believe you're stupid enough to believe the shit you say, you're just trolling. that's why people are dismissive.

                >LE 5TH COLLUMISTS IM DEMOLIZED WAAAAAAAA
                cry on sister. You are as sensitive as a troony.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                moron is angry
                because he said stupid thing
                doubles down again

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Cry you mentally ill troon

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >he doesn't believe my disingenuous doom posting? he must be a troony!
                gotta stick to the script, or else you won't get paid

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >my dog whistle attracted other moronic doomers /5th columnists
                >these replies are legit and authentic, but the dozens of people mocking me are all USAF personnel/ goybots coping

                I honestly don't believe you're stupid enough to believe the shit you say, you're just trolling. that's why people are dismissive.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The honest answer is crew can take pictures of daily flight operations and get permission to share them on US, French and UK carriers.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Super Etendards

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        le triangle hon hon hon!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh no but America is dying because some planes are dirty 🙁

        Lmao the schizo Is having a melty

        >super Isreal mutt
        >no ur a schizo

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why do you feel the rabid need to defend the American navy anon?
          Do your spend your time by dock side bars~

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Me pointing out that you're an idiot is not me defending the USN, its me mocking you (for being an idiot).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Interesting so I guess lack of manpower is an issue across the board.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          this is what planes look like that are actually being used as opposed to chinese bullshots.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >chinese bullshots
            They fly a comparable amount of sorties and have done so for two decades now. Try actually keeping up.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >They fly a comparable amount of sorties
              bwahahahaha

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                [citation needed]
                also, you didn't address my point about how the images released by the chinese are for propaganda purposes and chicoms are as trustworthy as ziggers

                Care to post a deck photo from a Chinese carrier during combat ops?

                >They fly a comparable amount of sorties
                lmao

                >for two decades now
                The first Chinese aircraft carrier wasn't commissioned until 2012, how is that possible?

                https://www.mod.go.jp/js/pdf/2023/p20231106_01.pdf
                From Japan MOD end of last year.
                Assessment is that 570 sorties were generated over 9 days from a CATOBAR carrier (Shandong). avg ~60 sorties per day. Roughly double their sortie rate compared to April of the same year.
                That's inching close to the persian gulf war sortie generation that USN carriers were able to produce which averaged around 70-80 sorties per day.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Got a non-moon runes source? I know that's a lot to ask but I'm not into animated children enough to read that.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://www.rfa.org/english/news/southchinasea/shandong-transits-strait-11092023023425.html

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks anon, that is a decent tempo but I can't find any pics and the only footage is at night.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >one (1) nine (9) day deployment
                It takes a USN carrier about that long just to transit from the West Coast to Hawaii.

                None of these are explanations just deflections you utter spastic. How high on the spectrum are you. And one of the replies was after I posted you brain dead midwit.
                [...]
                >LE 5TH COLLUMISTS IM DEMOLIZED WAAAAAAAA
                cry on sister. You are as sensitive as a troony.

                >no these answers are not answers because they don't confirm my biases

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >one (1) nine (9) day deployment
                China betting on winning the war in 4 days lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://www.taiwannews com tw/en/news/5034954 also reports this.
                this is far higher than the demonstrated sortie rate exhibited by the british, the french, and the russians and indians. And it's still growing the more they train and gain solid experience

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What bias you autistic moron I got factual information and accepted it. Take your meds and not the fent.

                >he doesn't believe my disingenuous doom posting? he must be a troony!
                gotta stick to the script, or else you won't get paid

                Mental illness

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you already called me mentally ill, you're supposed to call me a redditor next I think. or maybe a Black person, I'm not sure. you really like fentanyl so I assume you'd go racial next.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                USN Sortie generation is a classic example of why 'mean' and 'median' are different. Stay gay, homosexual.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You realize this thread was started with "why navy planes dirty" and now you are trying to shift it to "china flies a lot but you can't see any photos of it".
                You have shifted the goal posts a mile because without photos of chink planes after 60 flights a day it isn't relevant to the thread.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, it's called more than one conversation going on in a thread that doesn't have be exactly what the OP is originally about

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >OP says US Navy planes are dirty
                >several anons say china doesn't fly so they don't get dirty
                >you prove they do fly
                >no photos of this deployment
                So they fly, without seeing the planes the whole discussion is pointless.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              [citation needed]
              also, you didn't address my point about how the images released by the chinese are for propaganda purposes and chicoms are as trustworthy as ziggers

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Care to post a deck photo from a Chinese carrier during combat ops?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Can they post a Chinese carrier operating in any ocean other than the pacific?

              • 3 weeks ago
                sage

                Everytime you morons post these threads it's an admission you don't have a proper bluewater navy or do anything beyond the coast.
                It's such a funny fricking self own with how you guys cope about it.

                I don't think a single one of their CSGs have done more than 120 days at sea in one outing.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >tfw tiny England can sustain longer carrier ops than the whole of China.

              • 3 weeks ago
                sage

                The bongs had to cannibalize one carrier for the other, honestly I have no fricking idea what the brits are thinking.
                Shame her once great navy has kinda got fricked by shitty government.
                >imagine getting beat by the bongs in deployment time for their lil kerfrickle over some islands
                Kek

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Their Navy got killed by a lack of money thanks to a shitty government, same result but that extra step is important.

              • 3 weeks ago
                sage

                Yeah it's really shitty ngl

                It was always going to happen, the napoleonic era RN was a corner case, and they based their entire short lived mythology on it. They were most competent and useful as ASW specialists in the late cold war, since then, they have zero dominant naval tradition since what, Jutland? Been a while ago. And its too small a country with lmao natural resources to make a true blue water fleet. Enjoy being the USN's gay (power bottom bug chaser) cousin.

                I guess their whole plan is to be a support fleet for our ships at this point kek and anything extended refuel air missions.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >randomly shit talking one of the better NATO navies

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It was always going to happen, the napoleonic era RN was a corner case, and they based their entire short lived mythology on it. They were most competent and useful as ASW specialists in the late cold war, since then, they have zero dominant naval tradition since what, Jutland? Been a while ago. And its too small a country with lmao natural resources to make a true blue water fleet. Enjoy being the USN's gay (power bottom bug chaser) cousin.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And yet, they are more capable than China. Curious.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                that's why you build two
                Meanwhile France is sweating bullets with just the one.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >They fly a comparable amount of sorties
              lmao

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >for two decades now
              The first Chinese aircraft carrier wasn't commissioned until 2012, how is that possible?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >it must be some systemic issue related to the West falling
          >cant possibly be that things get... dirty

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is that one of the spicy standoff nukes on the third Rafale back, or just another drop tank and the shadow's making it look off?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Other navies don't have rust covering their planes.
      *in their propaganda photos

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Other navies don't have rust covering their planes. Why is this okay in the USN?
      Real talk here.
      That's not rust. It's burnt asphalt and engine oil picked up from the flight deck by engine exhaust and blown onto everything downwind. It's horribly, horribly staining and seeps into FRICKING EVERYTHING that so much as sneezes in the direction of the flight deck. It's a major problem. There's a reason almost everyone at sea uses coveralls or dungarees and turtlenecks if they go anywhere near the planes, because it straight up ruins your regular uniform permanently. USN ships do a 1-hour stand down every morning and evening at watch change just to clean shit; if you see a clean bird on deck, it's been in the hangar bay broken for the last week or so and someone's had time enough to toothbrush it with Simple Green. Birds in strike packages get landed, parked, re-armed, and sent back up into the air <12 hours later unless they break so hard the I-level guys like me can't get them back into operational status on time.

      The reason you mostly don't see other navies showing this is that they don't run 24-hour combat ops for 90 days at a time. Although IIRC there's some pretty good filth shots of the De Gaulle when she deployed with CAG-9 for leg two of OEF.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Very based reply
        Were you the one raging at screws the other thread?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nah, if I'd rage about anything I'd rage about fricking dzus fasteners (which have tiny aluminum legs that snap off after a hundred openings/closings or so and cost $5 each), or the chimpanzees they hire at Lockheed to install the CRTs inside of heads-up displays. Needing a 10-inch flexible socket to install a critical component is not normal or sane.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you deploy with whites and turpentine
      we deploy with mutts and simple green

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's that thing at the back of yellow's helmet that looks like a ponytail? Green doesn't have one.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they actually get used, unlike other country's aircraft.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They fly in dirty gases you produce

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe because they use them for more useful training instead of doing some internal consumption, propagandistic, shitty TikTok video or photo-op you moron chinkoid.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nice ass sailor boy

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't blame OP for being a gay, I blame the gays enabling him. In my day, we just put it in all fields and went about on other discussions.. now everything has to be about "pwnin the moron" and interacting with a guy who gets paid by the reply.
    SAD!

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your ass smells of laziness and curry.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My friend repairs all those pieces of shit for a living and he complains about all the rust. You'd think they'd make an appropriate coating for a plane that's getting blasted with salt water all the time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Any coating they devise will just end up wearing away from the combination of salt water, UV damage, engine exhaust, POLs, and so on.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because a little bit of dirt doesn't stop the JDAMs from falling on (You)r head
    >picrel
    IN YOUR DREAMS LMAO

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Verification not required.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >i-it's dirty
    last gen plane btw

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    btw south china sea is in fact next to china. Mogged in your backyard, lmao

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the nose-writing say?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's the ground crew making notes for the guy running the catapults, saying where it's supposed to launch, its weight, and providing a ref number for any special notes he may have in the log.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    aren't jet airframes made of... you know
    aluminum?

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pure speculation but I wonder if RAM (the outermost coating of any modern combat aircraft, and therefore the most visible) stains, rusts, or otherwise discolors more readily than paint. I would assume it does, though F-18s being legacy aircraft I’m in no way implying that’s what’s going on here.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Navy made a mistake moving from the brighter gull grey they used to use. Look great with a fresh coat and even after the wear from deployments at sea they seemed less grimy than the colors they use now.
    But the Navy, particularly NAVAIR loves making mistakes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh shit wrong photo, my bad, that is DCS. Here is a real one.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/FUtd9Hu.jpg

        Navy made a mistake moving from the brighter gull grey they used to use. Look great with a fresh coat and even after the wear from deployments at sea they seemed less grimy than the colors they use now.
        But the Navy, particularly NAVAIR loves making mistakes.

        Ice cold

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    saltwater damage

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