An E-2C+ Hawkeye comes in for an arrested landing aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
Atlantic Ocean (Sep. 10, 2004) An E-2C+ Hawkeye, assigned to the Bear Aces of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Four (VAW-124), comes in for an arrested landing aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The E-2C+ Hawkeye is modified with the eight-bladed NP2000 propeller. The new propeller, made by Hamilton-Sundstrand, increases performance and safety along with better maintenance techniques. Other improvements to the airframe include the Group II Mission Computer Replacement Program, which speeds up the Hawkeyes computers eight times faster than the older models. The final modification to the E-2C+ Hawkeye is a new flat panel display for the Naval Flight Officers mission scopes. The new display has a crisper picture, increased contrast and brightness, increased maintenance reliability and is 44 pounds lighter per scope. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Ryan O'Connor File# 040910-N-4308O-017
Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft. In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion) and CVAN (attack aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion). The first aircraft carrier commissioned into the United States Navy was USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922.