111 results found
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:April 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:485295Submit Correction
View count: 2033
In early April 1975 USS Hancock was temporarily being used as a helicopter carrier in preparation for the Saigon evacuation which occurred at the end of April. In order to keep Hancock's Carrier Air Wing 21 qualified for carrier operations, the USS Midway was used by the air wing for refresher training. This F-8J had just trapped aboard Midway and was taxiing over to the starboard forward catapult for launch. This F-8J was retired on 5 November 1975.
Registration / Serial:150890
Aircraft Version:Vought F-8J Crusader
C/n (msn):1174
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:April 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:April 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:485295Submit Correction
View count: 2033
In early April 1975 USS Hancock was temporarily being used as a helicopter carrier in preparation for the Saigon evacuation which occurred at the end of April. In order to keep Hancock's Carrier Air Wing 21 qualified for carrier operations, the USS Midway was used by the air wing for refresher training. This F-8J had just trapped aboard Midway and was taxiing over to the starboard forward catapult for launch. This F-8J was retired on 5 November 1975.
Registration / Serial:150890
Aircraft Version:Vought F-8J Crusader
C/n (msn):1174
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:April 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:157140
Military Code:YF-5
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-65
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-65 (H-53)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion
C/n (msn):65233
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
Unit Markings:HMH-462
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:January 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:480746Submit Correction
View count: 100
This CH-53D participated in Operation Frequent Wind, the Vietnam evacuation mission on 29 April 1975. When I took this slide it was not assigned to USS Midway.
Registration / Serial:157140
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion
C/n (msn):65233
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:January 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:157140
Military Code:YF-5
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-65
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-65 (H-53)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion
C/n (msn):65233
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
Unit Markings:HMH-462
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:January 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:480746Submit Correction
View count: 100
This CH-53D participated in Operation Frequent Wind, the Vietnam evacuation mission on 29 April 1975. When I took this slide it was not assigned to USS Midway.
Registration / Serial:157140
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion
C/n (msn):65233
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:January 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:148989
Alternate Serial:8989
Military Code:UP-01
Other Marks:6
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-61
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-61 (H-3/HSS-2/Sea King)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky SH-3G Sea King (S-61B)
C/n (msn):61063
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:HC-1 Det. 6
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:January 1977
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:480220Submit Correction
View count: 92
This SH-3G was not assigned to USS Midway.
Registration / Serial:148989
Alternate Serial:8989
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky SH-3G Sea King (S-61B)
C/n (msn):61063
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:January 1977
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:148989
Alternate Serial:8989
Military Code:UP-01
Other Marks:6
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-61
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-61 (H-3/HSS-2/Sea King)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky SH-3G Sea King (S-61B)
C/n (msn):61063
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:HC-1 Det. 6
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:January 1977
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:480220Submit Correction
View count: 92
This SH-3G was not assigned to USS Midway.
Registration / Serial:148989
Alternate Serial:8989
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky SH-3G Sea King (S-61B)
C/n (msn):61063
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:January 1977
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:149695
Alternate Serial:9695
Military Code:NF-725
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-61
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-61 (H-3/HSS-2/Sea King)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky SH-3G Sea King (S-61B)
C/n (msn):61109
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:HC-1
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:June 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:480214Submit Correction
View count: 101
This a/c is on display at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.
Registration / Serial:149695
Alternate Serial:9695
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky SH-3G Sea King (S-61B)
C/n (msn):61109
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:June 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:149695
Alternate Serial:9695
Military Code:NF-725
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-61
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-61 (H-3/HSS-2/Sea King)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky SH-3G Sea King (S-61B)
C/n (msn):61109
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:HC-1
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:June 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:480214Submit Correction
View count: 101
This a/c is on display at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.
Registration / Serial:149695
Alternate Serial:9695
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky SH-3G Sea King (S-61B)
C/n (msn):61109
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:June 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:154992
Military Code:NP-312
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A4D Skyhawk
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
C/n (msn):13808
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VA-212
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:April 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:452472Submit Correction
View count: 168
In April 1975 the USS Hancock (CV-19) was temporarily being used as a helicopter carrier in preparation for the evacuation of U.S. personnel in Saigon. In order for Carrier Air Wing 21 pilots to maintain their carrier qualifications they were allotted deck time aboard the USS Midway for a couple of days. This VA-212 A-4 is conducting a touch and go (tailhook is up). It was later assigned to the Blue Angels. On 13 July 1983 it was involved in a midair collision with A-4F 155029 over Niagara Falls, NY Airport and the pilot perished.
Registration / Serial:154992
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
C/n (msn):13808
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:April 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:154992
Military Code:NP-312
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A4D Skyhawk
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
C/n (msn):13808
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VA-212
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:April 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:452472Submit Correction
View count: 168
In April 1975 the USS Hancock (CV-19) was temporarily being used as a helicopter carrier in preparation for the evacuation of U.S. personnel in Saigon. In order for Carrier Air Wing 21 pilots to maintain their carrier qualifications they were allotted deck time aboard the USS Midway for a couple of days. This VA-212 A-4 is conducting a touch and go (tailhook is up). It was later assigned to the Blue Angels. On 13 July 1983 it was involved in a midair collision with A-4F 155029 over Niagara Falls, NY Airport and the pilot perished.
Registration / Serial:154992
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
C/n (msn):13808
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:April 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:155034
Alternate Serial:5034
Military Code:NP-406
Other Marks:06
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A4D Skyhawk
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
C/n (msn):13850
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VA-164
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:451767Submit Correction
View count: 191
In July of 1975 USS Hancock (CV-19) was laid up at Naval Station Subic Bay undergoing repair. Carrier Air Wing 21 (CVW-21) was allotted a couple of days deck time aboard USS Midway (CV-41), operating in the South China Sea, in order for the aircrews to maintain their carrier landing qualifications. A-4F 155034 was retired to AMARC 29 March 1994. It was later transferred to Argentina for use as a parts airframe. The cable extending up to the aft fuselage is attached to the holdback fitting which is located under the fuselage. The fitting will shear when the catapult fires.
Registration / Serial:155034
Alternate Serial:5034
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
C/n (msn):13850
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:155034
Alternate Serial:5034
Military Code:NP-406
Other Marks:06
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A4D Skyhawk
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
C/n (msn):13850
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VA-164
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:451767Submit Correction
View count: 191
In July of 1975 USS Hancock (CV-19) was laid up at Naval Station Subic Bay undergoing repair. Carrier Air Wing 21 (CVW-21) was allotted a couple of days deck time aboard USS Midway (CV-41), operating in the South China Sea, in order for the aircrews to maintain their carrier landing qualifications. A-4F 155034 was retired to AMARC 29 March 1994. It was later transferred to Argentina for use as a parts airframe. The cable extending up to the aft fuselage is attached to the holdback fitting which is located under the fuselage. The fitting will shear when the catapult fires.
Registration / Serial:155034
Alternate Serial:5034
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
C/n (msn):13850
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:451641Submit Correction
View count: 214
This A-7A was lost on 6 October 1975 off Okinawa due to engine failure. The pilot had a successful ejection and was rescued by helicopter from the ship. In July 1975 the USS Hancock (CV-19) was undergoing repair at Naval Station Subic Bay. Carrier Air Wing 21 was assigned to the Hancock, and in order to maintain their carrier qualifications CVW-21 used Midway's flight deck for a couple of days. The A-4F Bureau Number 155022 "Lady Jessie" of VA-164 was the last A-4 to carry that name as the squadron was disestablished in late 1975.
Registration / Serial:153178
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A87
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:451641Submit Correction
View count: 214
This A-7A was lost on 6 October 1975 off Okinawa due to engine failure. The pilot had a successful ejection and was rescued by helicopter from the ship. In July 1975 the USS Hancock (CV-19) was undergoing repair at Naval Station Subic Bay. Carrier Air Wing 21 was assigned to the Hancock, and in order to maintain their carrier qualifications CVW-21 used Midway's flight deck for a couple of days. The A-4F Bureau Number 155022 "Lady Jessie" of VA-164 was the last A-4 to carry that name as the squadron was disestablished in late 1975.
Registration / Serial:153178
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A87
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:January 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:448795Submit Correction
View count: 165
VA-56 A-7A about to begin taxi up to the bow catapults on USS Midway. 153220 was retired to MASDC in April 1977. It is now on display at American legion Post 1170 in Round Lake, Illinois.
Registration / Serial:153220
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A129
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:January 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:January 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:448795Submit Correction
View count: 165
VA-56 A-7A about to begin taxi up to the bow catapults on USS Midway. 153220 was retired to MASDC in April 1977. It is now on display at American legion Post 1170 in Round Lake, Illinois.
Registration / Serial:153220
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A129
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:January 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
City / Area:Yokosuka / United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:Japan
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:January 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:448791Submit Correction
View count: 170
This A-7A was assigned to VA-93 from 1973 through 24 April 1977. Retired to MASDC 1 June 1977. It later was used as a spare parts airframe for the Portuguese AF A-7P program.
Registration / Serial:152678
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A35
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Yokosuka / United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:Japan
Photo Date:January 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
City / Area:Yokosuka / United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:Japan
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:January 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:448791Submit Correction
View count: 170
This A-7A was assigned to VA-93 from 1973 through 24 April 1977. Retired to MASDC 1 June 1977. It later was used as a spare parts airframe for the Portuguese AF A-7P program.
Registration / Serial:152678
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A35
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Yokosuka / United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:Japan
Photo Date:January 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:24 March 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:448779Submit Correction
View count: 187
This A-7A is loaded out with two inert 1000 lb. Mk52 aerial mines (one under each wing). 153173 was assigned to VA-93 from early 1976 through 24 April 1977. Retired to MASDC on 2 June 1977, it was eventually converted to an A-7P for the Portuguese AF with s/n 5533 (later 15533). It was lost on 25 July 1995 near Baleizao, Portugal due to engine failure. The pilot had a successful ejection.
Registration / Serial:153173
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A82
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:24 March 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:24 March 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:448779Submit Correction
View count: 187
This A-7A is loaded out with two inert 1000 lb. Mk52 aerial mines (one under each wing). 153173 was assigned to VA-93 from early 1976 through 24 April 1977. Retired to MASDC on 2 June 1977, it was eventually converted to an A-7P for the Portuguese AF with s/n 5533 (later 15533). It was lost on 25 July 1995 near Baleizao, Portugal due to engine failure. The pilot had a successful ejection.
Registration / Serial:153173
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A82
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:24 March 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:25 February 1977
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:448561Submit Correction
View count: 124
This A-7A is loaded out with six live 1000 lb. Mk.83 bombs (three under each wing). This was a good load configuration for the A-7, as it was lower drag than having them mounted on multiple ejector racks (MERs). 152669 arrived at MASDC on 26 May 1977. It was used as a parts airframe for the Portuguese A-7P program. After that it was evidently sold surplus, and at last report was at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation in Sevierville, TN. awaiting restoration.
Registration / Serial:152669
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A26
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:25 February 1977
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:25 February 1977
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:448561Submit Correction
View count: 124
This A-7A is loaded out with six live 1000 lb. Mk.83 bombs (three under each wing). This was a good load configuration for the A-7, as it was lower drag than having them mounted on multiple ejector racks (MERs). 152669 arrived at MASDC on 26 May 1977. It was used as a parts airframe for the Portuguese A-7P program. After that it was evidently sold surplus, and at last report was at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation in Sevierville, TN. awaiting restoration.
Registration / Serial:152669
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A26
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:25 February 1977
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:153228
Military Code:NF-313
Aircraft Original Type:LTV A-7 Corsair II
Aircraft Generic Type:LTV A-7 Corsair II
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A137
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VA-93 / CVW-5
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:21 April 1977
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:448475Submit Correction
View count: 185
This A-7A is loaded out with two live 2000 lb. Mk.84 bombs (one under each wing). VA-93 and VA-56, both aboard USS Midway, were the last two fleet A-7A squadrons (the Navy Reserve still had A-7As for a little while longer). On April 24th, three days after I took this slide, both squadrons flew off all the A-7As to NAS Cubi Point for return to the U.S. by ship. 153228 arrived at MASDC on 27 May 1977. It was later converted to an A-7P for the Portuguese AF with s/n 5517 (later 15517). Its flying days finally ended in 1994 and it was scrapped.
Registration / Serial:153228
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A137
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:21 April 1977
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:153228
Military Code:NF-313
Aircraft Original Type:LTV A-7 Corsair II
Aircraft Generic Type:LTV A-7 Corsair II
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A137
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VA-93 / CVW-5
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:21 April 1977
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:448475Submit Correction
View count: 185
This A-7A is loaded out with two live 2000 lb. Mk.84 bombs (one under each wing). VA-93 and VA-56, both aboard USS Midway, were the last two fleet A-7A squadrons (the Navy Reserve still had A-7As for a little while longer). On April 24th, three days after I took this slide, both squadrons flew off all the A-7As to NAS Cubi Point for return to the U.S. by ship. 153228 arrived at MASDC on 27 May 1977. It was later converted to an A-7P for the Portuguese AF with s/n 5517 (later 15517). Its flying days finally ended in 1994 and it was scrapped.
Registration / Serial:153228
Aircraft Version:LTV A-7A Corsair II
C/n (msn):A137
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:21 April 1977
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:142671
Military Code:PR-06
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-3 Skywarrior (A3D)
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-3 Skywarrior (A3D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior
C/n (msn):11734
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VQ-1
City / Area:Gulf of Oman / Off-Chahabar [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Iran
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:November 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:448098Submit Correction
View count: 173
This slide was taken during the USS Midway Fall 1975 Indian Ocean cruise. VQ-1 used the rabbit and globe vertical tail marking in 1975 only on this EA-3B.
Registration / Serial:142671
Aircraft Version:Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior
C/n (msn):11734
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Gulf of Oman / Off-Chahabar [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Iran
Photo Date:November 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:142671
Military Code:PR-06
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-3 Skywarrior (A3D)
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-3 Skywarrior (A3D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior
C/n (msn):11734
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VQ-1
City / Area:Gulf of Oman / Off-Chahabar [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Iran
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:November 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:448098Submit Correction
View count: 173
This slide was taken during the USS Midway Fall 1975 Indian Ocean cruise. VQ-1 used the rabbit and globe vertical tail marking in 1975 only on this EA-3B.
Registration / Serial:142671
Aircraft Version:Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior
C/n (msn):11734
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Gulf of Oman / Off-Chahabar [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Iran
Photo Date:November 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:150430
Military Code:NF-115
Other Marks:USS MIDWAY
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II
C/n (msn):216
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VF-161
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:447186Submit Correction
View count: 177
This F-4N is loaded out with two live AIM-9 Sidewinder air to air missiles. This a/c was retired to MASDC on 24 June 1977, with VF-161 having been its last squadron assignment.
Registration / Serial:150430
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II
C/n (msn):216
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:150430
Military Code:NF-115
Other Marks:USS MIDWAY
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II
C/n (msn):216
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VF-161
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:447186Submit Correction
View count: 177
This F-4N is loaded out with two live AIM-9 Sidewinder air to air missiles. This a/c was retired to MASDC on 24 June 1977, with VF-161 having been its last squadron assignment.
Registration / Serial:150430
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II
C/n (msn):216
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:151016
Alternate Serial:1016
Military Code:NF-202
Other Marks:USS MIDWAY
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II
C/n (msn):345
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VF-151
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:447180Submit Correction
View count: 209
The F-4 Phantom II required an extendable nose gear to increase the angle of attack on the wing. This resulted in a lower takeoff speed making it compatible with the catapults in use on USN aircraft carriers. This F-4N is loaded out with two live AIM-9 Sidewinder air to air missiles.
Registration / Serial:151016
Alternate Serial:1016
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II
C/n (msn):345
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:151016
Alternate Serial:1016
Military Code:NF-202
Other Marks:USS MIDWAY
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II
C/n (msn):345
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VF-151
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:447180Submit Correction
View count: 209
The F-4 Phantom II required an extendable nose gear to increase the angle of attack on the wing. This resulted in a lower takeoff speed making it compatible with the catapults in use on USN aircraft carriers. This F-4N is loaded out with two live AIM-9 Sidewinder air to air missiles.
Registration / Serial:151016
Alternate Serial:1016
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II
C/n (msn):345
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:155754
Alternate Serial:5754
Military Code:WT-10
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
C/n (msn):2956
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
Unit Markings:VMFA-232
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:April 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:446963Submit Correction
View count: 354
VMFA-232 was conducting pilot carrier qualification training aboard CV-41 when the slide was taken. This a/c was later converted to a F-4S.
Registration / Serial:155754
Alternate Serial:5754
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
C/n (msn):2956
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:April 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:155754
Alternate Serial:5754
Military Code:WT-10
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
C/n (msn):2956
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
Unit Markings:VMFA-232
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:April 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:446963Submit Correction
View count: 354
VMFA-232 was conducting pilot carrier qualification training aboard CV-41 when the slide was taken. This a/c was later converted to a F-4S.
Registration / Serial:155754
Alternate Serial:5754
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
C/n (msn):2956
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:April 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:155783
Alternate Serial:5783
Military Code:WT-00
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
C/n (msn):3028
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
Unit Markings:VMFA-232
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:April 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:446961Submit Correction
View count: 253
VMFA-232 was conducting pilot carrier qualification aboard CV-41 when this slide was taken. 155783 was later converted to a F-4S, and was eventually retired to AMARC 10 December 1986.
Registration / Serial:155783
Alternate Serial:5783
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
C/n (msn):3028
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:April 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:155783
Alternate Serial:5783
Military Code:WT-00
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
C/n (msn):3028
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
Unit Markings:VMFA-232
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:April 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:446961Submit Correction
View count: 253
VMFA-232 was conducting pilot carrier qualification aboard CV-41 when this slide was taken. 155783 was later converted to a F-4S, and was eventually retired to AMARC 10 December 1986.
Registration / Serial:155783
Alternate Serial:5783
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II
C/n (msn):3028
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
City / Area:South China Sea / Off-Central Luzon [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Philippines
Photo Date:April 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:150452
Alternate Serial:0452
Military Code:NF-201
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-4N Phantom II
C/n (msn):238
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VF-151
City / Area:Sea of Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:April 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:426642Submit Correction
View count: 273
Each squadron aboard USS Midway had an aircraft painted in recognition of the 1976 U.S. Bicentennial. Here is the VF-151 design. This a/c has just been relocated to this spot on the flight deck. The tug is still hooked up, the plane captain is in the cockpit, and a flight deck director (yellow shirt) is signaling the plane captain to hold the brakes. Next the chocks will be put in, the a/c secured with no less than 6 tie down chains, and the tug unhooked. If the sea state is causing a large amount of deck movement up to 18 chains may be required.
Registration / Serial:150452
Alternate Serial:0452
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-4N Phantom II
C/n (msn):238
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Sea of Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:April 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:150452
Alternate Serial:0452
Military Code:NF-201
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-4N Phantom II
C/n (msn):238
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VF-151
City / Area:Sea of Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:April 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:426642Submit Correction
View count: 273
Each squadron aboard USS Midway had an aircraft painted in recognition of the 1976 U.S. Bicentennial. Here is the VF-151 design. This a/c has just been relocated to this spot on the flight deck. The tug is still hooked up, the plane captain is in the cockpit, and a flight deck director (yellow shirt) is signaling the plane captain to hold the brakes. Next the chocks will be put in, the a/c secured with no less than 6 tie down chains, and the tug unhooked. If the sea state is causing a large amount of deck movement up to 18 chains may be required.
Registration / Serial:150452
Alternate Serial:0452
Aircraft Version:McDonnell F-4N Phantom II
C/n (msn):238
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Area:Sea of Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:April 1976
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:153093
Alternate Serial:3093
Military Code:RF-611
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II
C/n (msn):1243
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
Unit Markings:VMFP-3
City / Area:Gulf of Oman / Off-Chahabar [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Iran
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:November 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:420948Submit Correction
View count: 230
In November 1975 USS Midway was operating in various areas of the Indian Ocean as well as the Gulf of Oman. VMFP-3 provided photo reconnaissance for Carrier Air Wing 5 and maintained a detachment of RF-4Bs aboard the ship whenever it was at sea.
Registration / Serial:153093
Alternate Serial:3093
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II
C/n (msn):1243
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
City / Area:Gulf of Oman / Off-Chahabar [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Iran
Photo Date:November 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:153093
Alternate Serial:3093
Military Code:RF-611
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II
C/n (msn):1243
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
Unit Markings:VMFP-3
City / Area:Gulf of Oman / Off-Chahabar [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Iran
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:November 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:420948Submit Correction
View count: 230
In November 1975 USS Midway was operating in various areas of the Indian Ocean as well as the Gulf of Oman. VMFP-3 provided photo reconnaissance for Carrier Air Wing 5 and maintained a detachment of RF-4Bs aboard the ship whenever it was at sea.
Registration / Serial:153093
Alternate Serial:3093
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II
C/n (msn):1243
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
City / Area:Gulf of Oman / Off-Chahabar [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:Iran
Photo Date:November 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:153107
Alternate Serial:3107
Military Code:RM-610
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II
C/n (msn):1533
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
Unit Markings:VMCJ-1
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:420945Submit Correction
View count: 281
VMCJ-1 RF-4B tensioned in the port bow catapult aboard USS Midway. This is a good view of how the bridle is attached to the a/c. It is one continuous cable with a loop on each end that attaches to an aft facing hook inside each wing. At the end of the catapult shot, as the RF-4B leaves the deck, the bridle slips out of the hooks. The bridle is reusable as it is captured before going overboard. All current USN carrier aircraft have a launch bar attached to the nose gear that has replaced the old bridle hookup.
Registration / Serial:153107
Alternate Serial:3107
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II
C/n (msn):1533
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Registration / Serial:153107
Alternate Serial:3107
Military Code:RM-610
Aircraft Original Type:McDonnell F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II
C/n (msn):1533
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
Unit Markings:VMCJ-1
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Ship / Rig:USS Midway CV41
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact
Photo ID:420945Submit Correction
View count: 281
VMCJ-1 RF-4B tensioned in the port bow catapult aboard USS Midway. This is a good view of how the bridle is attached to the a/c. It is one continuous cable with a loop on each end that attaches to an aft facing hook inside each wing. At the end of the catapult shot, as the RF-4B leaves the deck, the bridle slips out of the hooks. The bridle is reusable as it is captured before going overboard. All current USN carrier aircraft have a launch bar attached to the nose gear that has replaced the old bridle hookup.
Registration / Serial:153107
Alternate Serial:3107
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II
C/n (msn):1533
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
City / Area:Pacific Ocean / Off-Japan [ Off-Airport ]Map (vicinity)
Country:International Airspace
Photo Date:July 1975
Photo by:Bob ThomasContact