FRIDAY FOTO Extra (August 17, 2012)

August 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

By the (Power) Book

U.S. Air Force photo by Frank Carter

Here at 4GWAR, we’ve featured photos showing what the front end of an F-15 Eagle fighter jet looks like, so here’s one showing how the other end looks.

Frankly, we just think this is a cool photo.

It shows Airman Dalvin Troublefield working on the tailhook damper on an F-15 Eagle while Airman Basic Jonathan Sanchez reads off step-by-step instructions (note the laptop, which — despite the headline — may not be an Apple product). This photo was taken at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, August 1.

Tailhook arresting hooks usually come to mind when we think of aircraft carrier landings by Naval aviators but most U.S. Air Force tactical jet aircraft have tailhooks for emergency use only. The airmen in the photo are part of the 362nd Training Squadron.

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