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An MD-3A tow tractor stands by to maneuver an F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An air to air left side view of an Attack Squadron 12 (VA-12) A-7E Corsair II aircraft trailing a refueling drogue from a buddy store to refuel a Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-14A Tomcat aircraft

Flight deck crewmen move an F-14A Tomcat fighter aircraft with an MD-3 tow tractor aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

Right front view of an S-3A Viking antisubmarine aircraft preparing to make an arrested landing on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). F-14A Tomcat fighter aircraft are parked on the right

F-14A Tomcat and other aircraft parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67). The frigate USS W. S. SIMS (FF-1059) and the guided missile destroyer USS RICHARD E. BYRD (DDG-23) are in the background

A Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A Tomcat aircraft lands aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-14A Tomcat aircraft lands aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A Tomcat aircraft overflies the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) after being waved off during a landing approach

A Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-14A Tomcat aircraft prepares to be launched from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-14A Tomcat aircraft lands aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

An overhead right front view of an F-14A Tomcat from Fighter Squadron 51 (VF-51) landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)

An air-to-air right side view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 111 (VF-111)

A starboard amidship's view of E-2C Hawkeye and F-14A Tomcat aircraft and an SH-3 Sea King helicopter on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Personnel check on an F-14A Tomcat aircraft after an advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) is ejected during a ground ejection test at the Pacific Missile Test Center

An Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) before it is dropped into a "Catcher's Mitt" during a ground ejection test from the wing of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft at the Pacific Missile Test Center

A ground ejection test is performed on an F-14A Tomcat aircraft armed with an advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) at the Pacific Missile Test Center

Personnel check on an advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after a ground ejection test is performed at the Pacific Missile Test Center. AN F-14A Tomcat aircraft is in the background

An Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) after it is dropped into a "Catcher's Mitt", during a ground ejection test from the wing of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft at the Pacific Missile Test Center

An air-to-air left side view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft before launching an Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) over the Pacific Missile Test Center Range

An air-to-air left underside view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft before launching an advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) over the Pacific Missile Test Center Range

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California. (Substandard image)

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) during its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, Calif

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) during its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, Calif

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California. (Substandard image)

An advanced medium range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) after its launch from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft, near the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, California

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Tupolev aircraft and a U.S. Navy F-14A Tomcat aircraft, top. The F-14A is from Fighter Squadron 211 (VF-211) embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64). The NATO designation of the Tu-95 is Bear

An air-to-air right side view of an Indian Navy Soviet-made Tu-142 Bear F reconnaissance aircraft, right, and a U.S. Navy F-14A Tomcat from Fighter Squadron 114 (VF-114), left. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PHCS Ronald W. Bayles South China Sea....A front view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

An air-to-air right side view of an Indian Navy Soviet-made Tu-142 Bear F reconnaissance aircraft, top, and a U.S. Navy F-14A Tomcat from Fighter Squadron 114 (VF-114), bottom. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PHCS Ronald W. Bayles South China Sea....Vice Adm. Paul D. Miller, commander, 7th Fleet, prepares for flight in an F-14A Tomcat aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 Anthony J. Kmiecik Pacific Ocean....A plane director signals to an F-14A Tomcat aircraft at the catapult on the deck of the USS Independence (CV-62) during carrier qualifications of Reserve Carrier Air Wing 30 (CVWR-30) off the coast of southern California. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PHCS Ronald W. Bayles South China Sea....A view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft banking to the left. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

A Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) F-14A Tomcat aircraft clears the deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) after being launched

PHCS Ronald W. Bayles South China Sea....A crewman cleans the canopy of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 Anthony J. Kmiecik Pacific Ocean....An F-14A Tomcat aircraft flies by the USS Independence (CV-62) with tailhook and landing gear down during carrier qualifications of Reserve Carrier Air Wing 30 (CVWR-30) off the coast of southern California. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

A right side view of a Soviet Tu-16 Badger-C aircraft, background, being escorted by an F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadron 211 (VF-211), based aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 Anthony J. Kmiecik Pacific Ocean....Flight deck crewmen work on an F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the deck of the USS Independence (CV-62) while another F-14 flies by, during carrier qualifications of Reserve Carrier Air Wing 30 (CVWR-30) off the coast of southern California. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 Anthony J. Kmiecik Pacific Ocean....A plane director, center, in the distance, signals a stop to an F-14A Tomcat aircraft taxiing on the deck of the USS Independence (CV-62) during carrier qualifications of Reserve Carrier Air Wing 30 (CVWR-30) off the coast of southern California. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PHCS Ronald W. Bayles South China Sea....A crewman cleans the canopy of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 Anthony J. Kmiecik Pacific Ocean....A catapult and arresting gear crewman kneels at the nose wheel of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the deck of the USS Independence (CV-62) during carrier qualifications of Reserve Carrier Air Wing 30 (CVWR-30) off the coast of southern California. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

An overhead view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

CMDR. Jan C. Jacobs, USNR San Diego, Calif....An air-to-air right side view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Naval Air Reserve Fighter Squadron 301 (VF-301) banking into a turn. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PHCS Ronald W. Bayles South China Sea....Vice Adm. Paul D. Miller, commander, 7th Fleet, checks over his gear with an air crew survival equipmentman before climbing into the cockpit of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

An F-14A Tomcat aircraft is transported on the elevator of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

A Soviet Tu-22M Backfire-B bomber aircraft is escorted by an F-14A Tomcat aircraft

PH1 Paul Pappas Naval Air Station, Miramar....An ordnanceman attaches an AIM-54A Phoenix missile to an F-14A Tomcat aircraft during ordnance loading operations. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH1 Anthony J. Kmiecik Pacific Ocean....An F-14A Tomcat aircraft lands aboard the USS Independence (CV-62) during carrier qualifications of Reserve Carrier Air Wing 30 (CVWR-30) off the coast of Southern California. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

PHCS Ronald W. Bayles South China Sea....Vice Adm. Paul D. Miller, commander, 7th Fleet, puts on a flight suit prior to his flight in an F-14A Tomcat aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

A flight deck crewman removes tie-down chains from an F-14A Tomcat aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

PH1 Anthony J. Kmiecik Pacific Ocean....An F-14A Tomcat aircraft takes off from the USS Independence (CV-62) during carrier qualifications of Reserve Carrier Air Wing 30 (CVWR-30) off the coast of southern California. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

Hangar deck crewmen watch as an elevator lifts an F-14A Tomcat aircraft to the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

PHCS Ronald W. Bayles South China Sea....A rear view of the tail section and engine exhausts of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft parked on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

An air-to-air air right side view of a KA-6D Intruder aircraft refueling an F-14A Tomcat aircraft. A Soviet Il-38 May aircraft is in the background. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

A view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft with advanced medium range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) under its wing, in flight over the Pacific Missile Test Center

A view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft with advanced medium range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) under its wing, in flight over the Pacific Missile Test Center

A view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft with advanced medium range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) under its wing, in flight over the Pacific Missile Test Center

A view of F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadrons 33 (VF-33) and 102 (VF-102) on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66). The F-14As are equipped with the Tactical Data Recording System (TDRS)

A view of AN F-14A Tomcat aircraft taking-off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66). The F-14As are equipped with the Tactical Data Recording System (TDRS)

A view of F-14A Tomcat aircraft from Fighter Squadrons 33 (VF-33) and 102 (VF-102) on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66). The F-14As are equipped with the Tactical Data Recording System (TDRS)

A KC-130 Hercules aircraft conducts in-flight refueling with a Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) F-14A Tomcat aircraft

A left side view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft taking off from a ramp, raised nine degrees, during "ski jump" feasibility tests

A left underside view of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft escorting a Soviet Tu-95 BEAR D reconnaissance aircraft away from the exercise Northern Wedding '82 task force. The Tomcat is from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66), not visible

An air-to-air left side view of three Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-14A Tomcat aircraft as they intercept and escort a Soviet Bear reconnaissance aircraft. The Soviet aircraft was in the area to observe the operations of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

Starboard view of an F-14A Tomcat, Fighter Squadron (VF)-114, Aardvarks, Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar, California, alongside a Soviet TU-95RT Bear D (Tupolev) maritime patrol aircraft. Exact date photo taken not known

A Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-14A Tomcat aircraft prepares to land aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A Tomcat aircraft prepares to land aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

An MD-3A tow tractor is used to tow an F-14A Tomcat aircraft to the catapult track on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A Tomcat aircraft prepares to land aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Flight deck crewmen ready an F-14A Tomcat aircraft for launching aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

An MD-3A tow tractor is used to tow an F-14A Tomcat aircraft to the catapult track on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

An F-14A Tomcat aircraft overflies the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) after being waved off

The photographer looks back at the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS RANGER (CV-61) following the launch of his F-14A Tomcat aircraft.Exact Date Shot Unknown

Maintenance personnel work on a Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A Tomcat aircraft in the hangar bay aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A pilot and radar intercept officer from Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) sit in the cockpit of their F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Squadron maintenance personnel perform a preflight check on a Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-14A Tomcat aircraft prior to its launch from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

A Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-14A Tomcat aircraft comes in for a landing on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A Tomcat aircraft is positioned on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A Tomcat aircraft taxis out of the landing zone after touching down on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A maintenance crew member paints the wheel strut of an F-14A Tomcat aircraft aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Lieutenant Bill Myers and his radar intercept officer await the launch of their Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A Tomcat aircraft from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-14A Tomcat aircraft is ready for launch from the No. 2 catapult on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A Fighter Squadron 143 (VF-143) F-14A Tomcat aircraft is readied for launch from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

A C-2 Greyhound aircraft lands beside a row of F-14A Tomcat aircraft on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

A Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A Tomcat aircraft misses the arresting wire on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

An ordnance crew member checks an AIM-7 Sparrow missile and an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile attached to a Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A Tomcat aircraft prior to the plane's launch from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)

Squadron maintenance personnel perform a preflight check on a Fighter Squadron 142 (VF-142) F-14A Tomcat aircraft prior to its launch from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69)