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An Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) A-7E Corsair II aircraft is launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The aircraft is armed with six Mark 82 500-pound bombs, two Mark 82 retarded delivery bombs and an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile

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An Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) A-7E Corsair II aircraft is launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). The aircraft is armed with six Mark 82 500-pound bombs, two Mark 82 retarded delivery bombs and an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile

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Base: USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69)

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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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01/06/1978
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