A U.S. Navy Douglas A-1H Skyraider (BuNo 139609) of attack squadron VA-176 Thunderbolts, circa 1963-65. VA-176 was assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing Ten (CVW-10) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La (CVA-38).
The U.S. Navy Douglas XF3D-1 Skyknight (BuNo 121458) in flight. The aircraft was assigned to the Naval Air Test Center at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland (USA), for evaluation.
A U.S. Navy Reserve Grumman F-14A Tomcat from Fighter Squadron 201 (VF-201) "Hunters" fires an AIM-7M Sparrow missile at the Pacific Missile Test Range, circa 1987. VF-201 transitioned to the F-14 in 1987.
A U.S. Navy Grumman F-14A Tomcat of Fighter Squadron VF-211 "Checkmates" fires an AIM-7E2 Sparrow missile. VF-211 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9).
A U.S. Marine Corps Vought F-8E Crusader (BuNo 150295) of Marine All-Weather Fighter Squadron VMF(AW)-232 "Red Devils" taking off from DaNang, South Vietnam. It is armed with Zuni rockets and M117 340 kg bombs.
A U.S. Navy McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee (BuNo 126434) of Fighter Squadron 141 (VF-141) "Iron Angels" clearing the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Randolph (CVA-15) after a wave-off. VF-141 was assigned to Carrier ... More
Three Grumman-designed fighters of the Confederate Air Force in flight (front to back): A General Motors FM-2 Wildcat (although painted as an F4F-3), a Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, and a Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat.
On 21 July 1946, Lt.Cmdr. James Davidson, USN, conducted the first trials of the McDonnell XFD-1 Phantom fighter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42). He made several landings and take... More
A U.S. Army Air Forces Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning (s/n 42-13545) assigned to the 54th Fighter Squadron, 343rd Fighter Group, approaching Amchitka Army Airfield, Alaska (USA).
The U.S. Navy command ship USS Mount Olympus (AGC-8) moored on the ice while supporting Operation Highjump. The attack transports USS Yancey (AKA-93) and USS Merrick (AKA-97) are visible in the background.
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60) underway during the NATO exercise "Operation Strikeback", in 1957. About six destroyers are visible in the background, together with the command ship USS Nor... More
An AIM-9L Sidewinder air-to-air missile impacts on an Northrop F-89 Scorpion ground target at the U.S. Navy Naval Weapons Center (NWC) China Lake, California (USA), 15 August 1979.
A North American AJ-2 Savage (BuNo 130418, civil registration N68667) in flight. It was used as a testbed for the AVCO Lycoming YF102-LD-100 turbofan engine used on the Northrop YA-9. The jet engine was mounted... More
A U.S. Navy Grumman F-14A Tomcat from Fighter Squadron 111 (VF-111) "Sundowners" fires an AIM-7M Sparrow missile in February 1991. VF-111 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 15 (CVW-15) aboard the aircraft carrier... More
A U.S. Navy McDonnell F-4B Phantom II of Fighter Squadron 92 (VF-92) "Silver Kings" on approach for recovery on board the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) steaming in the Western Pacific off Vietnam on... More
An armed U.S. Navy Grumman A-6E Intruder (BuNo 154137) from Attack Squadron VA-196 Main Battery and a McDonnell F-4N Phantom II (BuNo 150651) from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron VMFA-323 Death Rattlers are movi... More
A U.S. Navy Grumman F11F-1 Tiger (BuNo 138628) in flight. Note that this aircraft, although being part of the earlier "short nose" F11Fs, has been fitted with a longer nose section.
A Japanese kamikaze suicide plane (Yokosuka D4Y "Judy"?) attacks the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) off Okinawa, 1409 hrs, 11 April 1945. It was shot down and crashed aft of the ship.
A retired U.S. Navy Martin P4M-1Q Mercator (BuNo 124364) of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1), probably at Naval Air Facility Litchfield Park, Arizona (USA). 124364 was withdrawn on 5 April and scrapped.
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island (USA), on 22 December 1963. In the background is USS Essex (CVS-9) which was returning from a deployme... More
The U.S. Navy Consolidated XPB2Y-1 Coronado prototype (BuNo 0453) in flight. The aircraft had originally been fitted with a single tail, but it had to be reconstructed with a twin tail and a new under hull.
A U.S. Navy Grumman F-14A-65-GR Tomcat (BuNo 158629) from Fighter Squadron 2 (VF-2) "Bounty Hunters" in flight on 12 September 1973. the aircraft was on a flight out of Naval Air Station Miramar, California (US... More
A U.S. Navy Grumman F9F-2B Panther from reserve Fighter Squadron VF-837 landing on the aircraft carrier USS Antietam (CV-36) in 1951. VF-837 was assigned to Carrier Air Group 15 (CVG-15) aboard the Antietam for... More
A Japanese plane is shot down over the U.S. Navy Task Force 58 during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19 June 1944. The photo was taken from the light aircraft carrier USS Cabot (CVL-28), which SC air search ... More
A U.S. Navy Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat of Fighting Squadron 17 (VF-17) "Jolly Rogers" on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-12). VF-17 was assigned to Carrier Air Group 17 (CVG-17) aboard the Hor... More
A U.S. Navy Lockheed T2V-1 Seastar (BuNo 144209) assigned to Training Squadron VT-7 at the Overhaul and Repair facility at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida (USA), in 1959.
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) in flames after the ship was hit by a kamikaze off Kyushu. The forward elevator is blown up by the blast. The photo was taken from USS Essex (CV-9). Vought F... More
A U.S. Navy McDonnell F-4B Phantom II of Fighter Squadron VF-31 "Tomcatters" landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60) on 26 October 1964. VF-31 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3) aboard... More