4 September 2011
USS Boxer (LHD-4) in Hong Kong
US Navy's ampihibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD-4) has paid a port visit in Hong Kong last week. I'd love to take some pictures myself, but I've come a day too late for it... OTL
The pictures in this post are from CYBERGUNDAM BLOG. The weather wasn't so brill in the past few days, but at least the photos look pretty good. It's not very often we get to see such visitors in Hong Kong!
The ship was moored next to the Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui. There was no access to the ship under normal circumstances, but it was moored so close that one can easily take pictures of the ship along with aircrafts parked on the flight deck.
2 CH-53D Sea Stallion can be seen on the right, with a row of CH-46 Sea Knight on the left of the flight deck.
Rows of CH-46 Sea Knight on display.
A row of AH-1W SuperCobra on display.
A bluish RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile System can be seen towards the right. A large "4" can be seen on the side towards the left.
From left to right: UH-1N Twin Huey, AV-8B Harrier II, AH-1W SuperCobra, and CH-46 Sea Knight.
Ship crews can be seen on the lower deck.
Mk 38 25mm weapons system, which is the naval version of the M242 Bushmaster. Thanks Anonymous for the correction!
Hong Kong gets such ship visits now and then. The last one before Boxer was the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) aircraft carrier. Some had gained access to it via some connections, and seeing pictures of people posing in front of aircrafts such as the Super Hornet makes me really jealous >_<
I still can't believe that I have missed the oppurtunity to see it; hope I'll get to see one another day!
All pictures are from CYBERGUNDAM BLOG