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A safety observer signals instructions to an A-6E Intruder pilot during flight operations aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69). The integrated catapult control system is in the foreground

A safety observer signals instructions to an A-6E Intruder pilot during flight operations aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69). The integrated catapult control system is in the foreground

 
 
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Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC)

Scene Camera Operator: CWO Patrick Wilkerson

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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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01/07/1987
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