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Big E tan deck whats the issue
Posted by Wayne E. Weatherwax CPO,USN on September 4, 2021, 5:46:26
I dont know where posters are going with this. Rays model based on NG photos is accurate. BUT it represents big E in transition from full non-skid. The TAN Brown etc is rusted steel decks which are ground flat in prep for nonskid application. Every carrier I saw in over 20+ years at some time appeared like this. Note the angle deck is nonskidded and painted! This is where heavy traffic is. Funding and scheduling all contribute to carrier deck non-skid app. Since Ray indicates Big E photo is at Gtmo then she going going through normal work up and training cycle. I did this many times. Again note the important part of flight deck is covered in nonskid and has painted landing guide lines, the remaining deck space is awaiting nonskid application.
So my point is this is normal in the life of any carrier but is not an official paint scheme at all.
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