An amazing shot from a Super Hornet fighter pilot
This photo was taken by an F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot with the U.S. Navy’s Strike-Fighter Squadron 27 (VFA-27) “Royal Maces” during a night gun strafe practice.
The visual effect of the 20mm bullets fired by the M61A2 Vulcan nose-mounted Gatling-style cannon is that of faster-than-light travel between stars (dubbed “hyperspace drive” or “warp drive”) of some famous science fiction movies.
Therefore, if you thought that traveling between stellar systems was something for spacecrafts out of Star Trek or Star Wars movies, you were (somehow) wrong.
Based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, in Japan, VFA-27 is part of Carrier Air Wing 5 and is attached to the USS George Washington (CVN-73).
Image credit: LT Chris Nigus
H/T to @G_Steuer for the heads-up