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Flight deck crewmen help mount a Mark 20 Rockeye II cluster bomb beneath the wing of an F/A-18A Hornet aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) during Operation Desert Shield. An AIM-9 Sidewinder missile is mounted on the aircraft's wing tip

Flight deck crewmen help mount a Mark 20 Rockeye II cluster bomb beneath the wing of an F/A-18A Hornet aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) during Operation Desert Shield. An AIM-9 Sidewinder missile is mounted on the aircraft's wing tip

 
 
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Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD

Country: Unknown

Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Mark Kettenhoffen

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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01/08/1990
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