This Aeroplane Looks Like it May Have Flown Back to the Future

By Attila Nagy on at

We don’t know if Doc Brown worked on this F/A-18C Hornet, seen here taking off. We don’t know if it had a Flux capacitor on board. We also don’t know if it was only travelling at 88 mph when this photo was taken, although it seems unlikely. However, we do know it looks like it’s leaving burning tire tracks in its wake, just like Doc Brown’s time-travelling DeLorean did. We also know this looks awesome.

The photo of the Hornet, which was assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron 131, was taken on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on November 27, 2015. Not seeing it? Let us help:

This Airplane Looks Like It May Have Flown Back to the Future

[Petty Officer 3rd Class J. Alexander Delgado/U.S. Navy]