Aeroplane Monthly 1976-03
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M.Hewish - USS John F.Kennedy
The Tomcat have everything down and out.
The Tomcat is about to leave the deck. It is being rotated into flying attitude by the stored-energy nose-undercarriage strut and downward-deflected tailerons
Tomcats, Intruders, Corsairs and Prowlers litter the forward end of the flight deck. The F-14 is the only type with non-folding wings.
A Tomcat of VF-32 about to come aboard.
Tomcats, Intruders, Corsairs and Prowlers litter the forward end of the flight deck. The F-14 is the only type with non-folding wings.
One of VA-34's A-6Es returns from a training mission with practice bombs gone and only fuel tanks remaining.
An A-7B of VA-72 is launched carrying two fuel tanks under starboard wings and a buddy refuelling pack on the other side.
An A-7B of VA-46 lands on carrying two fuel tanks under starboard wings and a buddy refuelling pack on the other side.
Tomcats, Intruders, Corsairs and Prowlers litter the forward end of the flight deck. The F-14 is the only type with non-folding wings.
An S-3A Viking anti-submarine aircraft is launched from one of the Kennedy’s two waist catapults. The port main-undercarriage leg has extended as the wheel leaves the deck, while the starboard leg still supports some of the Viking’s weight.
A Hawkeye at touchdown.
One of the four Hawkeyes begins its turn on to a waist catapult.
One of the four Hawkeyes catches No 1 wire instead of No 3, thereby incurring the displeasure of the landing signal officer.
Tomcats, Intruders, Corsairs and Prowlers litter the forward end of the flight deck. The F-14 is the only type with non-folding wings.