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Cold War: Soviet Aircraft Carriers

Cold War era aerial photographs of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carriers made by US Navy pilots.
A port beam view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier MINSK underway
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A port side view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated view of the bow of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) showing a 76.2mm/60-caliber anti-aircraft gun, eight SS-N-12 Shaddock missile launch tubes and an SA-N-3 missile launcher. A retracted SA-N-4 missile launcher is under the circular cover plate in the upper left

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the flight deck and island of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG). Ship's boats are stored in hull recesses under the flight deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A close-up view of two 30 mm close-in weapons system guns mounted on the port quarter of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG). A Bass Tilt fire control radar is mounted behind the guns

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated starboard view of the aft superstructure area of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port side view of ship's boats stored in hull recesses aboard the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated view of the forward superstructure of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated starboard view of the aft superstructure area of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A close-up view of two 30 mm close-in weapons system guns mounted on the port quarter of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG). A Bass Tilt fire control radar is mounted behind the guns

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated starboard view of the island and flight deck of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) while the ship is underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated view of a 76.2 mm/60-caliber anti-aircraft gun and an SA-N-3 missile launcher mounted on the aft superstructure of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG). A retracted SA-N-4 missile launcher is under the circular cover plate beside the gun

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated starboard view of the center superstructure area of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated port quarter view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier underway. (Substandard image)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard view of the island structure of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the island structure of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An RBU-6000 rocket launcher mounted on the deck of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of a twin arm SAN-3 missile launcher aboard the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated starboard quarter view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet helicopter carrier LENINGRAD while the ship is underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A stern view of the Soviet helicopter carrier LENINGRAD underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port beam view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier MINSK underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial port bow view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier Baku (CVHG) underway. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard beam view of a Soviet Dubna class replenishment tanker underway alongside the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier Novorossiysk (CVHG) underway. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A stern view of the Soviet guided missile vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft carrier KIEV underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Port view of the Soviet guided missile V/STOL aircraft carrier KIEV

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Port quarter view of the Soviet guided missile V/STOL aircraft carrier KIEV

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet guided missile V/STOL aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A stern view of the Soviet guided missile vertical short take-off and landing (V/STOL) aircraft carrier Kiev underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the Soviet KIEV class VSTOL aircraft carrier MINSK

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of a Soviet Yak-36/Forger VSTOL aircraft on a KIEV class carrier

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet VSTOL aircraft carrier (CVHG) KIEV underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial bow view of the Soviet Kiev class guided missile VSTOL aircraft carrier Kiev

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port view of the Soviet guided missile V/STOL KIEV class aircraft carrier

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kiev class carrier MINSK (CVHG) and the guided missile destroyer KARA (CG-716), being refueled by the replenishment oiler BORIS BUTOMA (AOR)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Western Pacific Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Port beam view of the Soviet Kiev class carrier MINSK (CVHG) underway with four Forger VTOL yak-36 aircraft on its flight deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Western Pacific Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft and two F-15 Eagle aircraft, assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, flying near the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier MINSK (CVHG) during Exercise OSTFRIESLAND II

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OSTFRIESLAND II Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Glenn Lindsey Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

An aerial port beam view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier MINSK underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Glenn Lindsey Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft and two F-15 Eagle aircraft, assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, flying over the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier MINSK and the replenishment tanker OLEKMA during Exercise OSTFRIESLAND II

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OSTFRIESLAND II Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Glenn Lindsey, USAF Release Status: Released to Publ... more

A Strategic Air Command B-52D Stratofortress aircraft overflies the Soviet aircraft carrier Kiev while on a routine maritime reconnaissance mission over international waters

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Starboard beam view of the Soviet Kiev-class guided missile VSTOL aircraft carrier Kiev (CVHG). "Soviet Military Power," 1983, Page 61

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSSIYSK underway during its maiden voyage

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSSIYSK (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Kiev class carrier MINSK. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 1984. PHOTO No. 7, (Page 16)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Kiev class carrier. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 1984. PHOTO No. 117, pages 100 and 101

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port bow view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A right front view of a Soviet Yak-36MP Forger-A aircraft hovering over the deck of the Soviet carrier KIEV

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial starboard bow view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSSIYSK underway. From Soviet Military Power 1985

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Starboard bow view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSSIYSK underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port quarter view of the Soviet guided missile vertical short take-off/landing aircraft carrier KIEV underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated view of a Ka-25 Hormone antisubmarine helicopter and Yak-38 Forger aircraft on the flight deck of the Soviet aircraft carrier Kiev. (SUBSTANDARD)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left side view of a Soviet Ka-25 Hormone-A helicopter aboard a Kiev class aircraft carrier

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Left side view of a Soviet Yak-36 Forger aircraft on the deck of the guided missile aircraft carrier KIEV

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet replenishment oiler BEREZINA (center), simultaneously refueling the aircraft carrier KIEV (left), a Kresta II class guided missile cruiser (right), and a Mod Kashin class guided missile destroyer (behind). (SUBSTANDARD)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated starboard beam view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated port bow view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier (CVHG) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A bow view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier (CVHG) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard bow view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG 051) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG 051) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A silhouetted starboard view of Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier (CVHG) as seen from across the deck of a Sovremenny class destroyer

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A silhouetted starboard beam view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Yak-36 Forger aircraft parked aboard the flight deck of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Yak-36 Forger aircraft parked aboard the flight deck of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A silhouetted starboard view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) as seen across the fore deck of a Sovremenny class destroyer under a full moon

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A silhouetted starboard view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) as seen across the fore deck of a Sovremenny class destroyer under a full moon

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A high angle port beam view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSSIYSK (CVHG) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial port beam view of the Soviet Aircraft Carrier KIEV (CVHG) underway. Eleven Ka-32 Helix helicopters and four Yak-38 Forger aircraft are parked on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Cerutti Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard view of the island of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated port view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) underway. A Soviet guided missile frigate is underway along the starboard side

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A starboard view of the stern section of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) underway. Yak-36 Forger aircraft and a Ka-27 Helix helicopter are parked on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the bow section of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) underway. A Soviet merchant ship and guided frigate are underway on the starboard side of the Kiev

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Yak-36 Forger aircraft are parked on the stern of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view amidships of the island of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG). Yak-36 Forger aircraft is parked on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Ka-25 Hormone helicopters and Yak-36 Forger aircraft are parked on the flight deck of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of radar equipment on the aft portion of the island superstructure of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103). Radar installations on the Baku exhibit extensive technological changes from the other three Kiev class carriers. A Ka-27 Helix helicopter is parked on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of Ka-27 Helix helicopter parked on the stern section of the flight deck aboard the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103). Crewmen are visible behind the jet blast deflectors

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of Ka-27 Helix helicopters parked on the flight deck of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of Ka-27 Helix helicopters parked on the stern section of the flight deck of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103). Crewmen are visible behind the jet blast deflectors

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of Ka-27 Helix helicopters and covered Yak-36 Forger aircraft on the flight deck of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of SS-N 12 missile launchers and a 100 mm dual-purpose gun on the bow of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial bow view of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103) underway. Three Ka-27 Helix helicopters are parked on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of radar equipment on the forward portion of the island superstructure of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103). Radar installations on the Baku exhibit extensive technological changes from the other three Kiev class carriers. A Ka-27 Helix helicopter is parked on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of the aft portion of the island superstructure of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103). A Ka-27 Helix helicopter and covered Yak-36 Forger aircraft are parked on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of RBU-6000 anti-submarine warfare support weapons and SS-N 12 missile launchers on the bow of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of the stern section of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103) with a Ka-27 Helix helicopter on the left. Crewmen are also visible behind the jet blast deflectors

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of RBU-6000 anti-submarine warfare support weapons on the bow of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of RBU-6000 anti-submarine warfare support weapons on the bow of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of SS-N 12 missile launchers and 100 mm dual-purpose guns on the bow of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port view of the island superstructure and radar equipment on the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103). Radar installations on the Baku exhibit extensive technological changes from the other three Kiev class carriers

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of SS-N-12 missile launchers and two 100 mm dual-purpose guns mounted forward of the island on the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of radar equipment on the forward portion of the island superstructure of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103). Radar installations on the Baku exhibit extensive technological changes from the other three Kiev class carriers. A Ka-27 Helix helicopter is parked on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103) underway

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of SS-N-12 missile launchers on the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of the aft portion of the island superstructure of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103). A Ka-27 Helix helicopter and covered Yak-36 Forger aircraft are parked on the flight deck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An aerial view of SS-N-12 missile launchers and a 100 mm dual-purpose gun on the bow of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: LT P.J. Azzolina Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files