In 2011 , en route to Bastion we pulled in at RAF Akrotiri.
There, on the runway , was a familiar looking black skinny fuselage with a ludicrous wing-span.
Most interesting thing was listening to the young squaddies wondering what the hell it was ?
I had never seen U2's operating from carriers prior to this video; not sure if it was a regular operational choice or just a 'nice to have ' capability.
And the footage discusses A-10 conversions ( to the old RN Phantom F-4 role in effect) - but there is no public footage of Warthogs operating at sea that I am aware of.
I knew the C-130 had been there ,done that. But always slightly amazing to watch