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Grumman S2F-3 147870 VS-36 AV46 USS Randolph CV-15 1963 [USN via RJF]

Grumman S2F-3 147870 VS-36 AV46 USS Randolph CV-15 1963 [USN via RJF]



PictionID:42766478 - Title:Grumman S2F-3 147870 VS-36 AV46 USS Randolph CV-15 1963 [USN via RJF] - Catalog:17_000139 - Filename:17_000139.tif - - --------Image from the René Francillon Photo Archive. Having had his interest in aviation sparked by being at the receiving end of B-24s bombing occupied France when he was 7-yr old, René Francillon turned aviation into both his vocation and avocation. Most of his professional career was in the United States, working for major aircraft manufacturers and airport planning/design companies. All along, he kept developing a second career as an aviation historian, an activity that led him to author more than 50 books and 400 articles published in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and elsewhere. Far from “hanging on his spurs,” he plans to remain active as an author well into his eighties.-------PLEASE TAG this image with any information you know about it, so that we can permanently store this data with the original image file in our Digital Asset Management System.--------------SOURCE INSTITUTION: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive ( http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/library/stillimages.html )

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.



1970 - 1980

in collections



San Diego Air and Space Museum

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