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A flight deck plane director lines up an E-2C Hawkeye for launch during night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

A flight deck plane director lines up an E-2C Hawkeye for launch during night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

 
 
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ARABIAN SEA (Sep. 18, 2010) A flight deck plane director lines up an E-2C Hawkeye for launch during night flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan McLearnon) File# 100918-N-6427M-256

Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft. In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion) and CVAN (attack aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion). The first aircraft carrier commissioned into the United States Navy was USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922.

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18/09/2010 - 18/09/2010
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