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American Catalinas in the Far East For several months past American built Catalina Flying Boats have been patrolling the Indian Ocean and China Seas .... Photo shows Catalinas taxiing before a take-off.

American Catalinas in the Far East For several months past American bu...

Title from item. British Official photo: K-1117. No. BO-698. Forms part of: FSA/OWI Collection (Library of Congress).

JATO Flight Test Crew

JATO Flight Test Crew

(August 12, 1941) Flight test crew for the Jet Assisted Take-Off (JATO) experimental solid rocket booster. It was later refered to as RATO (Rocket Assisted Take-Off). From left to right are: F.S. Miller, J.W. P... More

First JATO assisted Flight

First JATO assisted Flight

Full Description: Take-off of America's first "rocket-assisted" airplane, an Ercoupe fitted with a GALCIT developed solid propellent 28 pound thrust JATO (Jet Assisted Take-Off) booster. The Ercoupe took off fr... More

NACA Photographer North American F-100A (NACA-200) Super Sabre Airplane take-off. The blowing-tupe boundary-layer control on the leading- and trailing-edge provided large reductions in takeoff and landing approach speeds. Approach speeds were reduced by about 10 knots (Mar 1960). Note:  Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames;  57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-3300 fig. 102 and and Memoirs of a Flight Test Engneer NASA SP-2002-4525 ARC-1957-A-22640

NACA Photographer North American F-100A (NACA-200) Super Sabre Airplan...

NACA Photographer North American F-100A (NACA-200) Super Sabre Airplane take-off. The blowing-tupe boundary-layer control on the leading- and trailing-edge provided large reductions in takeoff and landing appro... More

Close-up from stand, 0 degrees nose flap deflection. Supersonic Transport  model - landing & take-off problems, extended wing tips. 40x80ft w.t. ARC-1961-A-28475

Close-up from stand, 0 degrees nose flap deflection. Supersonic Transp...

Close-up from stand, 0 degrees nose flap deflection. Supersonic Transport model - landing & take-off problems, extended wing tips. 40x80ft w.t.

R4D-6 (Bu. No. 99827 NACA 18, NASA 701).  TAKE-OFF MONITOR TEST, EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE.  Gunsight Tracking and Guidance and Control Displays.  Note:  Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames;  57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-3300 fig 76 ARC-1969-A-33200-4

R4D-6 (Bu. No. 99827 NACA 18, NASA 701). TAKE-OFF MONITOR TEST, EDWAR...

R4D-6 (Bu. No. 99827 NACA 18, NASA 701). TAKE-OFF MONITOR TEST, EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE. Gunsight Tracking and Guidance and Control Displays. Note: Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames; 57 Years o... More

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the Moon July 20, 1969, and, after take-off from the Moon July 21, joined Collins in the Command Module circling the Moon.  The astronauts splashed down in the Pacific Ocean and recovery was made by the U.S.S. Hornet at 12:50 p.m. EDT, July 24, 1969. KSC-as11-40-5877

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Armstrong and Aldrin landed on...

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the Moon July 20, 1969, and, after take-off from the Moon July 21, joined Collins in the Command Module circling the Moon. The astronauts ... More

Left side view of a C-7B Caribou aircraft ready for take-off

Left side view of a C-7B Caribou aircraft ready for take-off

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

C-8A (NASA-716) Buffalo Augmentor Wing Jet STOL Research Aircraft at Crows Landing during take-off ARC-1973-AC73-2101

C-8A (NASA-716) Buffalo Augmentor Wing Jet STOL Research Aircraft at C...

C-8A (NASA-716) Buffalo Augmentor Wing Jet STOL Research Aircraft at Crows Landing during take-off

Army troops are aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter before take-off during Exercise Jack Frost '75

Army troops are aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter before take-off duri...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JACK FROST '75 Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... More

A ground-to-air view of the space shuttle Challenger during liftoff from launch complex 39A at 7:33 a.m. EDT. Aboard the Challenger for the seventh launch of the Space Transportation System are CMDR Bob Crippen, pilot Frederick H. Hauck, and mission specialists Sally Ride, John M. Fabian and Dr. Norman Thagard

A ground-to-air view of the space shuttle Challenger during liftoff fr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... More

A front view of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter waiting for orders to take-off during combat rescue training exercises

A front view of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter waiting for orders to take-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Richard M. Diaz Release Sta... More

Two AH-1 Cobra helicopters stand by ready for take-off during the joint services Operation Gallant Crew '77

Two AH-1 Cobra helicopters stand by ready for take-off during the join...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GALLANT CREW '77 Base: Fort Hood State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Barry... More

An F-15 Eagle aircraft taxis on the runway prior to a morning take-off during exercise Ready Eagle

An F-15 Eagle aircraft taxis on the runway prior to a morning take-off...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: READY EAGLE Base: Bitburg Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT L. Emmett Lewis Jr. Rele... More

Aviation Week Magazine Cover (August 21, 1978) depicts Ames XV-15 Tiltrotor Aircraft in 40x80ft w.t. test -   helicopter (take-off) mode ARC-1978-AC78-0579-2

Aviation Week Magazine Cover (August 21, 1978) depicts Ames XV-15 Tilt...

Aviation Week Magazine Cover (August 21, 1978) depicts Ames XV-15 Tiltrotor Aircraft in 40x80ft w.t. test - helicopter (take-off) mode

XV-15 Tiltrotor Aircraft in 40x80ft w.t. -  helicopter (take-off) mode ARC-1978-AC78-0579-1

XV-15 Tiltrotor Aircraft in 40x80ft w.t. - helicopter (take-off) mode...

XV-15 Tiltrotor Aircraft in 40x80ft w.t. - helicopter (take-off) mode

A Marine A-4M Skyhawk aircraft waits to take-off as another A-4M prepares to land at Bogue Field. The A-4M's are from Marine Light Attack Squadron 331

A Marine A-4M Skyhawk aircraft waits to take-off as another A-4M prepa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcas, Cherry Point State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Burnett Release Status: Release... More

A view from the hangar of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) of an SH-2 Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter take-off during exercise Unitas XX

A view from the hangar of the frigate USS TRIPPE (FF-1075) of an SH-2 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNITAS XX Base: Porto De Heirro Country: Venezuela (VEN) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 K. Brewer Release Status: Released to Pu... More

Right side view of an F-5E Tiger II aircraft on the flight line ready for take-off

Right side view of an F-5E Tiger II aircraft on the flight line ready ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to ... More

A right front view of an F-15B Eagle aircraft as it prepares for take-off. The aircraft is assigned to the 36th Tactical Fighter Wing

A right front view of an F-15B Eagle aircraft as it prepares for take-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Bitburg Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Jose Lopez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

Rear view if a C-7 Caribou aircraft on the runway ready for take-off

Rear view if a C-7 Caribou aircraft on the runway ready for take-off

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ramstein Air Base State: Rheinland-Pfalz Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT David E. Shaffer Release Status: Relea... More

Patients are aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft, ready to take-off, during exercise Reforger '80

Patients are aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft, ready to take-off, du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '80 Base: Raf Lakenheath State: East Anglia Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Bob ... More

A native patient is carried to a waiting helicopter (not visible) as an Army UH-1H Iroquois helicopter (background) prepares for take-off. The patient was injured during a major earthquake on November 23

A native patient is carried to a waiting helicopter (not visible) as a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Gregorio Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... More

A left front view of four A-7 Corsair II aircraft preparing for take-off at the conclusion of exercise Bright Star '80

A left front view of four A-7 Corsair II aircraft preparing for take-o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '80 Base: Cairo West Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to ... More

A Norwegian crew chief stands with his back to an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft as it taxis out for take-off. The aircraft is assigned to the 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron and is participating in the first overseas deployment for the F-16

A Norwegian crew chief stands with his back to an F-16 Fighting Falcon...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Flesland Air Station Country: Norway (NOR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

AN air-to-air left side view of a Norwegian Sea King helicopter. AN F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prepares for take-off in the foreground

AN air-to-air left side view of a Norwegian Sea King helicopter. AN F-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Flesland Air Station Country: Norway (NOR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

A rear view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft waiting for its turn for take-off. The Fighting Falcon is being deployed overseas for the first time to Flesland Air Station, a joint military/civilian airfield

A rear view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft waiting for its turn f...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Flesland Air Station Country: Norway (NOR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

Crew members aboard an EC-130E Hercules aircraft prepare to operate their consoles before take-off during exercise Border Star '81

Crew members aboard an EC-130E Hercules aircraft prepare to operate th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BORDER STAR '81 Base: Biggs Army Air Field, El Paso State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... More

CPT Bill Stroud prepares to taxi his F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft into position for an early morning take-off during Operation Coronet Falcon, the first deployment of the F-16 aircraft overseas

CPT Bill Stroud prepares to taxi his F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft int...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET FALCON Base: Flesland Air Station Country: Norway (NOR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: R... More

An F-15 Eagle aircraft lands as the other Eagles wait for clearance for take-off during exercise Border Star '81. The Eagles are assigned to the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, 12th Air Force

An F-15 Eagle aircraft lands as the other Eagles wait for clearance fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BORDER STAR '81 Base: Holloman Air Force Base State: New Mexico (NM) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

Interior view of an aircraft from Zantop airlines, ready for take-off, with high priority cargo designated for delivery to a military installation. The aircraft is part of an air-cargo system called Log Air, operated by private airlines under contract to the Air Force

Interior view of an aircraft from Zantop airlines, ready for take-off,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Warner Robins Air Logistics Ctr. State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ed Dixon Release Status... More

CPT Kopren makes final preparations for take-off aboard his F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during Operation Coronet Falcon, the first overseas deployment of the F-16 aircraft

CPT Kopren makes final preparations for take-off aboard his F-16 Fight...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET FALCON Base: Flesland Air Station Country: Norway (NOR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: R... More

A left side view of an F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron assigned to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, taxiing into position for take-off. This assignment to Norway marks the first overseas deployment of the F-16A aircraft

A left side view of an F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 4th Tac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Flesland Air Station Country: Norway (NOR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

A left front view of an F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron assigned to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing preparing for take-off. This assignment to Norway marks the first overseas deployment of the F-16A aircraft

A left front view of an F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 4th Ta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Flesland Air Station Country: Norway (NOR) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

Right front view of the Space Shuttle Columbia landing on a runway at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Dryden Flight Research Center. Astronauts Crew Commander John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen, aboard the shuttle, were on the first space mission to test the shuttle's system

Right front view of the Space Shuttle Columbia landing on a runway at ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to... More

LT Kim F.P. Skrinak is aboard an HH-1H Iroquois helicopter before take-off. The lieutenant is one of two pilots, who will be presented the Cheney Awards of 1980 for rescuing a crash-injured glider pilot in a mountain on 24 January 1980

LT Kim F.P. Skrinak is aboard an HH-1H Iroquois helicopter before take...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Johnson Release Status: Rel... More

A flight deck crewman signals to an SH-2 Seasprite light airborne multi-purpose system (LAMPS) helicopter from Light Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 34 (HSL-34) during take-off

A flight deck crewman signals to an SH-2 Seasprite light airborne mult...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Douglas Tesner Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Three of four Marine C-117 aircraft taxi to the runway to prepare for take-off and formation fly over. Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni is the only Marine air station that still operates the C-117, which has officially been redesignated R4D-8

Three of four Marine C-117 aircraft taxi to the runway to prepare for ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station,Iwakuni Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: SGT K. D. Rossman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

AN air-to-air left rear view of an EF-111A aircraft after take-off from the Grumman Riverhead Plant, Grumman Aerospace Corporation, during the rollout ceremony

AN air-to-air left rear view of an EF-111A aircraft after take-off fro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Long Island State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ernest H. Sealing Release Status: Released ... More

2LT Robert S. Roth, the pilot aboard an A-7 Corsair II aircraft, prepares for take-off on a flight mission during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The pilot is assigned to the 112th Tactical Fighter Group, Pennsylvania Air National Guard

2LT Robert S. Roth, the pilot aboard an A-7 Corsair II aircraft, prepa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SENTRY CASTLE '81 Base: Pittsburgh State: Pennsylvania (PA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: S... More

A right side view of a Naval Air Reserve Attack Squadron 305 (VA-305) A-7 Corsair II aircraft as it prepares for take-off during the unit's active duty training

A right side view of a Naval Air Reserve Attack Squadron 305 (VA-305) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Fallon State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to ... More

Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, CHIEF of Naval Operations, talks to a flight captain prior to take-off in the A-6 Intruder aircraft that will take him to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CVA 41) for a visit

Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, CHIEF of Naval Operations, talks to a fligh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Subic Bay State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Kenneth Flemings Release Status: Released to Public ... More

Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, CHIEF of Naval Operations, prepares for take-off aboard the A-6 Intruder aircraft that will take him to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CVA 41) for a visit

Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, CHIEF of Naval Operations, prepares for tak...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Subic Bay State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Kenneth Flemings Release Status: Released to Public ... More

Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, CHIEF of Naval Operations, discusses final flight plans before take-off in the A-6 Intruder aircraft that will take him to the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CVA 41) for a visit

Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, CHIEF of Naval Operations, discusses final ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Station, Subic Bay State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Kenneth Flemings Release Status: Released to Public ... More

A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft with attack jaws painted on their noses, are parked on the flight line, as their pilots prepare for take-off during Operation Gunsmoke '81

A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft with attack jaws painted on their noses,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUNSMOKE '81 Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: M... More

A ground crewman stands on the left side of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft as the pilot prepares for take-off during Operation Gunsmoke '81

A ground crewman stands on the left side of an A-10A Thunderbolt II ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUNSMOKE '81 Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: M... More

Two CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters lift off the deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) as two others prepare for take-off during the NATO exercise Display Determination '81 that took place September 19 to October 14, 1981

Two CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters lift off the deck of the amphibious a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DISPLAY DETERMINATION '81 Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Douglas Tesner Release Status: Released... More

A Marine A-6A Intruder aircraft loaded with bombs, is given a last minute check prior to take-off. This is part of Operation CAX 1-2-82, held at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A Marine A-6A Intruder aircraft loaded with bombs, is given a last min...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT ... More

A Marine A-6A Intruder aircraft is given the final check by a lineman and the crew chief prior to take-off during Operation CAX 1-2-82 at the Marine Corps Air-to-Ground Combat Center

A Marine A-6A Intruder aircraft is given the final check by a lineman ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CAX 1-2-82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT... More

A ground crewman disconnected the two-way communication system from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft just prior to take-off. The plane is taking part in exercise Bright Star '82

A ground crewman disconnected the two-way communication system from an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Base: Cairo West Air Base State: Al Qahirah Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Sta... More

Right side view of the 747 Shuttle carrier aircraft carrying the Enterprise Space Shuttle Orbiter during take-off. The aircraft is flanked by two F-5 Tiger II aircraft

Right side view of the 747 Shuttle carrier aircraft carrying the Enter...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Afsc Release Status: Released to Pu... More

Front view of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft preparing for take-off aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68)

Front view of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft preparing for take-off aboard ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A right front view of a Marine KC-130 Hercules aircraft using its booster rockets during a jet-assisted take-off (JATO)

A right front view of a Marine KC-130 Hercules aircraft using its boos...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcas, New River State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pu... More

Artwork: "F-111E Ready for Take-off" Artist: Wm. Shields

Artwork: "F-111E Ready for Take-off" Artist: Wm. Shields

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Ground crewmen from the 7350th Air Base Group de-ice a C-141B Starlifter aircraft, from Military Airlift Command, prior to take-off

Ground crewmen from the 7350th Air Base Group de-ice a C-141B Starlift...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Tempelhof Airport Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: RAMI Harcsztark Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... More

A top view of an F-14 Tomcat aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9) just after take-off from the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64)

A top view of an F-14 Tomcat aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9) ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Indian Ocean (IOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A stern view of the Soviet guided missile vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft carrier KIEV underway

A stern view of the Soviet guided missile vertical take-off and landin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A map is checked by members of the 3380th Security Police Squadron as they defend their position from the aggressor forces during exercise Team Spirit '82. In the background an F-15 Eagle aircraft prepares for take-off

A map is checked by members of the 3380th Security Police Squadron as ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '82 Base: Kunsan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT James Pearson Release Sta... More

Flight deck crewmen loosen the tie-down chains as they prepare an aircraft for take-off from the amphibious assault ship USS NASSAU (LHA-4)

Flight deck crewmen loosen the tie-down chains as they prepare an airc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Atlantic Ocean (AOC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

SSGT A. J. Bachmeir uses a light to signal to a waiting aircraft during a no communication take-off exercise

SSGT A. J. Bachmeir uses a light to signal to a waiting aircraft durin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Bob Cordes Release Status:... More

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron, prior to take-off during Exercise UREX '82

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 81st Tact...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UREX '82 Base: Sembach Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Sutherland Release Status: Relea... More

A rear view of a CH-53 Super Jolly helicopter, prior to take-off during Exercise UREX '82

A rear view of a CH-53 Super Jolly helicopter, prior to take-off durin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UREX '82 Base: Sembach Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Sutherland Release Status: Relea... More

A stern view of the Soviet guided missile vertical short take-off and landing (V/STOL) aircraft carrier Kiev underway

A stern view of the Soviet guided missile vertical short take-off and ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of the cockpit of a KC-10A Extender aircraft during take-off. The aircraft is being used during exercise Ocean Venture '82

A view of the cockpit of a KC-10A Extender aircraft during take-off. T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OCEAN VENTURE '82 Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera ... More

CWO Robert Manor prepares for take-off in a UH-1H Iroquois helicopter during a reserve rescue exercise

CWO Robert Manor prepares for take-off in a UH-1H Iroquois helicopter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Phelps Collins Ang Base State: Michigan (MI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Sheryl Barnett Release Status: R... More

An air-to-air right side view of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft, one of the first equipped to carry air-launched cruise missiles (ALCM), just after take-off

An air-to-air right side view of a B-52G Stratofortress aircraft, one ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Griffiss Air Force Base State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT John L. Marine Release Status: ... More

A Marine AV-8A Harrier aircraft from Marine Attack Squadron 513, prepares to land at the Vertical Short Take-off Landing (VSTOL) site

A Marine AV-8A Harrier aircraft from Marine Attack Squadron 513, prepa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LTC G. Kuzniewski Release... More

A left front view of a small British-built aircraft as it prepares for take-off during Exercise Coronet Brave

A left front view of a small British-built aircraft as it prepares for...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET BRAVE Base: Raf Finningley Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Don Sutherland Release... More

A left rear view of two British Royal Navy AV-8 Sea Harrier vertical take-off/landing (VTOL) aircraft prior to a demonstrate flight at the Farnborough Air Show

A left rear view of two British Royal Navy AV-8 Sea Harrier vertical t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Farnborough Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Boyd Belcher Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

An AV-8 Sea Harrier vertical take-off/landing (VTOL) aircraft demonstrates a vertical climb during the Farnborough Air Show

An AV-8 Sea Harrier vertical take-off/landing (VTOL) aircraft demonstr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Farnborough Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Boyd Belcher Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

A ground-to-air right front view of a B-1 bomber flying over the runway with its wings in the full-forward take-off position

A ground-to-air right front view of a B-1 bomber flying over the runwa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mickey W. Sanborn Release Status: Rel... More

A ground-to-air right front view of a B-1 bomber flying over the runway with its wings in the full-forward take-off position

A ground-to-air right front view of a B-1 bomber flying over the runwa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mickey W. Sanborn Release Status: Rel... More

From right to left, TSGT Fred Crum, SSGT Lichty and MSGT Varner discuss airport take-off and approach patterns with the use of a geographical model

From right to left, TSGT Fred Crum, SSGT Lichty and MSGT Varner discus...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Oakland State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Garfield F. Jones Release Status: Released to Publ... More

An F-104G Starfighter aircraft taxis out to the runway for take-off, during the flight training of German military pilots by members of the 69th Training Squadron

An F-104G Starfighter aircraft taxis out to the runway for take-off, d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Luke Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul N. Hayashi Release Status: Rele... More

F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing taxi out for take-off during Exercise Brim Frost '83

F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 388th Tactical Fighter W...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Brim Frost '83 Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... More

A view of an AV-8 Sea Harrier vertical take-off/landing (VTOL) aircraft in flight during the Farnborough Air Show

A view of an AV-8 Sea Harrier vertical take-off/landing (VTOL) aircraf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Farnborough Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Boyd Belcher Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

A ground-to-air left side view of a BQM-34S Firebee I remotely-piloted target vehicle moments after lift-off from launch pad #55 at the Pacific Missile Test Center. The jet-assisted take-off bottle (JATO) has just separated from the rear of the drone

A ground-to-air left side view of a BQM-34S Firebee I remotely-piloted...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Point Mugu State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Bruce Richards Release Statu... More

An A-7E Corsair II aircraft moves into position for take-off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). An A-6E Intruder aircraft is visible on the left

An A-7E Corsair II aircraft moves into position for take-off from the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN M. Langway Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An AV-8B Harrier vertical take-off and landing (V/TOL) aircraft taking off from a ramp during "Ski Jump" feasibility tests

An AV-8B Harrier vertical take-off and landing (V/TOL) aircraft taking...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Natc, Patuxent River State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Pub... More

A US Navy (USN) Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King Helicopter sits on the flight line as a ground crewman signals to the pilot for take off during a Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington (WA). A US Air Force (USAF) General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is seen on landing approach in the background

A US Navy (USN) Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King Helicopter sits on the flight l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JOCS Kirby Harrison Relea... More

Right side view of a parked AV-8 Harrier vertical take-off and landing aircraft. The aircraft is at the Naval Air Test Center being tested and evaluated

Right side view of a parked AV-8 Harrier vertical take-off and landing...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Point Mugu State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Rele... More

Left side view of a C-130 Hercules aircraft painted in desert camouflage, taking-off. Another Hercules (foreground), with a European paint scheme, prepares for take-off

Left side view of a C-130 Hercules aircraft painted in desert camoufla...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock Air Force Base State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tom Guminsky Release Status: Rele... More

Left side view of two C-130 Hercules aircraft preparing for take-off. The background aircraft is painted in the European camouflage paint scheme and the aircraft in the foreground is painted in desert camouflaged

Left side view of two C-130 Hercules aircraft preparing for take-off. ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock Air Force Base State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tom Guminsky Release Status: Rele... More

The space shuttle orbiter Challenger lifts off from Complex 39A at 7:33 a.m. EDT. Aboard the seventh flight of the Space Transportation System (STS-7) are: Bob Crippen, commander; Frederick H. Hauck, pilot; and mission specialists Sally Ride, John Fabian and Dr. Norman Thagard

The space shuttle orbiter Challenger lifts off from Complex 39A at 7:3...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... More

A ground crewman pulls the wheel chocks away from an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft as it is readied for take-off during Exercise AIR WARRIOR. The F-16 is assigned to the 19th Tactical Fighter Squadron. Visible on the wingtip is an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile. Mark 84 bombs are attached to the wing pylon

A ground crewman pulls the wheel chocks away from an F-16 Fighting Fal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: AIR WARRIOR Base: George Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... More

First Lieutenant Scott Landis, weapons system operator for the 36th Tactical Fighter Squadron, sets instruments in the rear cockpit of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft of the 51st Tactical Fighter Wing, prior to take-off

First Lieutenant Scott Landis, weapons system operator for the 36th Ta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Hans H. Deffner Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Se... More