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An F-14 Tomcat aircraft banks to the left after clearing the fight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) during a takeoff

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An F-14 Tomcat aircraft banks to the left after clearing the fight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) during a takeoff

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Scene Camera Operator: PH1 David C. Maclean

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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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01/07/1980
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