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Who’s the “shooter”??

14 Sep

Catapult officer, known as “The Shooter” is responsible for directing catapult and plane launch operations on a modern Aircraft Carrier. The origin of the nickname is pretty apparent from the picture below

Persian Gulf (January 10, 2008) An F/A-18 Hornet launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Image courtesy of US Navy

Persian Gulf (January 10, 2008) An F/A-18 Hornet launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Image courtesy of US Navy

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2015 in Aircraft Carriers, Navy

 

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