A Navy F-4J Phantom aircraft is prepared for launching from the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41), off the coast of Korea during the joint ROK/US training exercise TEAM SPIRIT '79
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '79
Base: USS Midway (CV 41)
Country: Pacific Ocean (POC)
Scene Camera Operator: TSGT G. M. Holland
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Fighter planes and military aircrafts.
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.