The Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye is an American all-weather, carrier-capable tactical airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft. This twin-turboprop aircraft was designed and developed during the late 1950s and early 1960s by the Grumman Aircraft Company for the United States Navy as a replacement for the earlier E-1 Tracer, which was rapidly becoming obsolete. The aircraft's performance has been upgraded with the E-2B, and E-2C versions, where most of the changes were made to the radar and radio communications due to advances in electronic integrated circuits and other electronics. (From Wikipedia)
Taken from the ground during Red Flag Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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jacquest (18871) 2014-01-21 8:24
This is a fine shot of this E-2 with a good light on it that shows very neat details including the ones of the "pancake".
ikeharel (62989) 2014-01-21 8:57
Hawkeye is a really an eyes on the sky's, Eleu, nice chosen title.
A fabulous golden afterrnoon light on the plane, gave it a fine texture on the sky backdrop's.
Silvio1953 (130430) 2014-01-21 10:19
Ciao Eleu, great capture of fantastic airplane, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful pastel colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (16817) 2014-01-21 11:52
Lovely image in the air of the aircraft.Very sharp image with good colors.Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.TFS.
photoray (13682) 2014-01-21 18:16
I am surprised the Hawkeye is still actively in use, and you have captured it airborne in fine resolution.
I suspect small drones will make these guys and many others obsolete. Cheap small drones can carry out many if not most functions.
Thanks for sharing,
serp2000 (42096) 2014-01-22 8:32
I don't remember E-2 model, but I know the AWACS as a air control system. I wonder by this construction as a part of plane without some problems for air-dynamics, for example. Another interesting presentation of the plane.
jhm (144304) 2014-01-25 1:37
During the last air show here on 10 km of my home was almost the same airplane to see, also of the American Army.
A pity I have no picture, I was to late!
This a wonderful plane, or maybe the eyes of big brother in the world.
What a beauty my friend, excellent sharp and clear.
Nice composition, a lovely presentation. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
drweizy (530) 2014-02-02 20:51
very good work, thank you for sharing
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (32095)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-21 7:31