Fighter mock-up

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Fighter mock-up (Birds Eye)
I see these on other aircraft carriers that are in port. I'm guessing it is used to test equipment on board the ship. Looks like an F-18 fuselage.
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@ 2007-01-31 14:33:01
Here's a map with F-18s with similar configurations:
http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/16178/

I think it is missing it's outer wing panels.
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@ 2007-01-31 16:28:28
I just emailed this to my Uncle the career Naval Aviation Officer.

It's missing it's horizontal stabilizer too.
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@ 2007-01-31 17:10:26
Uncle 'Admiral' says it's a dud F-18 used for flight deck director training.