CVN-77 USS George HW Bush will use one of CV-62 USS Independence’s 30-ton anchors. The Reagan, Truman, and Stennis also reused anchors from Forrestal-class ships. (via Alert5)
UPDATE: Speaking of ironworks, if they’re going to use the Independence’s anchor, they might as well use the Independence’s fighters, too:
Flight deck crewmen secure chocks on the wheels of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62). Camera Operator: PH3 JULIAN EVANS Date Shot: 14 Apr 1988
Pic from DVIC.
Yeah, I know this is beating a dead hornet…
UPDATE 2: Pinch, a Tomcatter from way back, has turned over a new leaf when it comes to the F-18 Hornet. I never thought I’d see him endorsing a “bug” for anything. But here he goes. Can you feel the love?