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Cold War: Soviet Aircraft Carriers

Cold War era aerial photographs of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carriers made by US Navy pilots.
A port beam view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier MINSK underway
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A port side view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

A port side view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated view of the bow of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) showing a 76.2mm/60-caliber anti-aircraft gun, eight SS-N-12 Shaddock missile launch tubes and an SA-N-3 missile launcher. A retracted SA-N-4 missile launcher is under the circular cover plate in the upper left

An elevated view of the bow of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A close-up view of two 30 mm close-in weapons system guns mounted on the port quarter of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG).  A Bass Tilt fire control radar is mounted behind the guns

A close-up view of two 30 mm close-in weapons system guns mounted on t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port quarter view of the flight deck and island of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG).  Ship's boats are stored in hull recesses under the flight deck

A port quarter view of the flight deck and island of the Soviet aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated starboard view of the aft superstructure area of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

An elevated starboard view of the aft superstructure area of the Sovie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A close-up view of two 30 mm close-in weapons system guns mounted on the port quarter of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG).  A Bass Tilt fire control radar is mounted behind the guns

A close-up view of two 30 mm close-in weapons system guns mounted on t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated port quarter view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) underway

An elevated port quarter view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVH...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of SS-N-12 Shaddock missile launch tubes and an SA-N-3 missile launcher mounted on the bow of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG). Two 30mm close-in weapons systems guns are mounted on the forward part of the island and two more are mounted at the forward edge of the flight deck. A Bass Tilt fire control radar is mounted next to the deck edge guns

A view of SS-N-12 Shaddock missile launch tubes and an SA-N-3 missile ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated view of a 76.2 mm/60-caliber anti-aircraft gun and an SA-N-3 missile launcher mounted on the aft superstructure of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG).  A retracted SA-N-4 missile launcher is under the circular cover plate beside the gun

An elevated view of a 76.2 mm/60-caliber anti-aircraft gun and an SA-N...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated starboard view of the aft superstructure area of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

An elevated starboard view of the aft superstructure area of the Sovie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated view of the forward superstructure of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

An elevated view of the forward superstructure of the Soviet aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated starboard view of the island and flight deck of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) while the ship is underway

An elevated starboard view of the island and flight deck of the Soviet...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An elevated starboard view of the center superstructure area of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

An elevated starboard view of the center superstructure area of the So...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port side view of ship's boats stored in hull recesses aboard the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

A port side view of ship's boats stored in hull recesses aboard the So...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Mediterranean Sea (MED) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 James Bishop Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A port bow view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier underway. (Substandard image)

A port bow view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier underway. (Sub...

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 starboard view of the island structure of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

A starboard view of the island structure of the Soviet aircraft carrie...

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

An RBU-6000 rocket launcher mounted on the deck of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

An RBU-6000 rocket launcher mounted on the deck of the Soviet aircraft...

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 view of a twin arm SAN-3 missile launcher aboard the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

A view of a twin arm SAN-3 missile launcher aboard the Soviet aircraft...

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 port view of the island structure of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

A port view of the island structure of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIE...

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

An elevated starboard quarter view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) underway

An elevated starboard quarter view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV...

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 stern view of the Soviet helicopter carrier LENINGRAD underway

A stern view of the Soviet helicopter carrier LENINGRAD underway

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 starboard amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet helicopter carrier LENINGRAD while the ship is underway

A starboard amidships view of the superstructure of the Soviet helicop...

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 starboard beam view of a Soviet Dubna class replenishment tanker underway alongside the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier Novorossiysk (CVHG) underway. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

A starboard beam view of a Soviet Dubna class replenishment tanker und...

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

A port quarter view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier Baku (CVHG) underway. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

A port quarter view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier Baku (CV...

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

A port beam view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier MINSK underway

A port beam view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier MINSK under...

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

Aerial port bow view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier underway

Aerial port bow view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier underwa...

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 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 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

Port quarter view of the Soviet guided missile V/STOL aircraft carrier KIEV

Port quarter view of the Soviet guided missile V/STOL aircraft carrier...

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 port quarter view of the Soviet guided missile V/STOL aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

A port quarter view of the Soviet guided missile V/STOL aircraft carri...

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

Port view of the Soviet guided missile V/STOL aircraft carrier KIEV

Port view of the Soviet guided missile V/STOL aircraft carrier KIEV

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 starboard quarter view of the Soviet VSTOL aircraft carrier (CVHG) KIEV underway

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet VSTOL aircraft carrier (CVHG) K...

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 a Soviet Yak-36/Forger VSTOL aircraft on a KIEV class carrier

A view of a Soviet Yak-36/Forger VSTOL aircraft on a KIEV class carrie...

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 Soviet KIEV class VSTOL aircraft carrier MINSK

A view of the Soviet KIEV class VSTOL aircraft carrier MINSK

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

An aerial bow view of the Soviet Kiev class guided missile VSTOL aircraft carrier Kiev

An aerial bow view of the Soviet Kiev class guided missile VSTOL aircr...

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

An aerial port view of the Soviet guided missile V/STOL KIEV class aircraft carrier

An aerial port view of the Soviet guided missile V/STOL KIEV class air...

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

Port beam view of the Soviet Kiev class carrier MINSK (CVHG) underway with four Forger VTOL yak-36 aircraft on its flight deck

Port beam view of the Soviet Kiev class carrier MINSK (CVHG) underway ...

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

Starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kiev class carrier MINSK (CVHG) and the guided missile destroyer KARA (CG-716), being refueled by the replenishment oiler BORIS BUTOMA (AOR)

Starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kiev class carrier MINSK (CVHG) a...

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

An air-to-air side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft and two F-15 Eagle aircraft, assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, flying over the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier MINSK and the replenishment tanker OLEKMA during Exercise OSTFRIESLAND II

An air-to-air side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft and two F-15 E...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OSTFRIESLAND II Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Glenn Lindsey, USAF Release Status: Released to Publ... more

An air-to-air right side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft and two F-15 Eagle aircraft, assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, flying near the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier MINSK (CVHG) during Exercise OSTFRIESLAND II

An air-to-air right side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft and two ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: OSTFRIESLAND II Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Glenn Lindsey Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

An aerial port beam view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier MINSK underway

An aerial port beam view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier MIN...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Glenn Lindsey Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Strategic Air Command B-52D Stratofortress aircraft overflies the Soviet aircraft carrier Kiev while on a routine maritime reconnaissance mission over international waters

A Strategic Air Command B-52D Stratofortress aircraft overflies the So...

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

Starboard beam view of the Soviet Kiev-class guided missile VSTOL aircraft carrier Kiev (CVHG). "Soviet Military Power," 1983, Page 61

Starboard beam view of the Soviet Kiev-class guided missile VSTOL airc...

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 port view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSSIYSK underway during its maiden voyage

A port view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSSIYSK und...

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

An aerial port view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSSIYSK (CVHG)

An aerial port view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSS...

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

Kiev class carrier MINSK. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 1984. PHOTO No. 7, (Page 16)

Kiev class carrier MINSK. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 1984. PHO...

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

Kiev class carrier. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 1984. PHOTO No. 117, pages 100 and 101

Kiev class carrier. Courtesy of Soviet Military Power, 1984. PHOTO No....

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

An aerial port bow view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV underway

An aerial port bow view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV underway

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 right front view of a Soviet Yak-36MP Forger-A aircraft hovering over the deck of the Soviet carrier KIEV

A right front view of a Soviet Yak-36MP Forger-A aircraft hovering ove...

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

An aerial starboard bow view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSSIYSK underway. From Soviet Military Power 1985

An aerial starboard bow view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier...

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

Starboard bow view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSSIYSK underway

Starboard bow view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSSI...

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

An elevated view of a Ka-25 Hormone antisubmarine helicopter and Yak-38 Forger aircraft on the flight deck of the Soviet aircraft carrier Kiev. (SUBSTANDARD)

An elevated view of a Ka-25 Hormone antisubmarine helicopter and Yak-3...

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

An aerial port quarter view of the Soviet guided missile vertical short take-off/landing aircraft carrier KIEV underway

An aerial port quarter view of the Soviet guided missile vertical shor...

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

Left side view of a Soviet Yak-36 Forger aircraft on the deck of the guided missile aircraft carrier KIEV

Left side view of a Soviet Yak-36 Forger aircraft on the deck of the g...

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 left side view of a Soviet Ka-25 Hormone-A helicopter aboard a Kiev class aircraft carrier

A left side view of a Soviet Ka-25 Hormone-A helicopter aboard a Kiev ...

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

Aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet replenishment oiler BEREZINA (center), simultaneously refueling the aircraft carrier KIEV (left), a Kresta II class guided missile cruiser (right), and a Mod Kashin class guided missile destroyer (behind). (SUBSTANDARD)

Aerial starboard quarter view of the Soviet replenishment oiler BEREZI...

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

An elevated starboard beam view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier underway

An elevated starboard beam view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrie...

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

An elevated port bow view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier (CVHG) underway

An elevated port bow view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier (CVH...

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 bow view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier (CVHG) underway

A bow view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier (CVHG) underway

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 starboard bow view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG 051) underway

A starboard bow view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG 051) un...

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 port quarter view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG 051) underway

A port quarter view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG 051) und...

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 silhouetted starboard beam view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier (CVHG)

A silhouetted starboard beam view of a Soviet Kiev class aircraft carr...

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 Yak-36 Forger aircraft parked aboard the flight deck of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

A Yak-36 Forger aircraft parked aboard the flight deck of the Soviet a...

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 silhouetted starboard view of Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier (CVHG) as seen from across the deck of a Sovremenny class destroyer

A silhouetted starboard view of Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier (CV...

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 silhouetted starboard view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) as seen across the fore deck of a Sovremenny class destroyer under a full moon

A silhouetted starboard view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG...

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 Yak-36 Forger aircraft parked aboard the flight deck of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

A Yak-36 Forger aircraft parked aboard the flight deck of the Soviet a...

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 silhouetted starboard view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) as seen across the fore deck of a Sovremenny class destroyer under a full moon

A silhouetted starboard view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG...

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 starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOVOROSSIYSK (CVHG) underway

A starboard quarter view of the Soviet Kiev class aircraft carrier NOV...

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 high angle port beam view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

A high angle port beam view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

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

An aerial port beam view of the Soviet Aircraft Carrier KIEV (CVHG) underway.  Eleven Ka-32 Helix helicopters and four Yak-38 Forger aircraft are parked on the flight deck

An aerial port beam view of the Soviet Aircraft Carrier KIEV (CVHG) un...

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

A starboard view of the island of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

A starboard view of the island of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CV...

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 starboard view of the stern section of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) underway. Yak-36 Forger aircraft and a Ka-27 Helix helicopter are parked on the flight deck

A starboard view of the stern section of the Soviet aircraft carrier K...

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

An elevated port view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) underway. A Soviet guided missile frigate is underway along the starboard side

An elevated port view of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) under...

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

Yak-36 Forger aircraft are parked on the stern of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

Yak-36 Forger aircraft are parked on the stern of the Soviet aircraft ...

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 port view amidships of the island of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG). Yak-36 Forger aircraft is parked on the flight deck

A port view amidships of the island of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIE...

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

Ka-25 Hormone helicopters and Yak-36 Forger aircraft are parked on the flight deck of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG)

Ka-25 Hormone helicopters and Yak-36 Forger aircraft are parked on the...

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 port view of the bow section of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CVHG) underway. A Soviet merchant ship and guided frigate are underway on the starboard side of the Kiev

A port view of the bow section of the Soviet aircraft carrier KIEV (CV...

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

An aerial view of Ka-27 Helix helicopters and covered Yak-36 Forger aircraft on the flight deck of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

An aerial view of Ka-27 Helix helicopters and covered Yak-36 Forger ai...

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

A starboard amidships view of the superstructure, radar equipment, and 100mm gun aboard the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier Baku (CVHG-103). Radar installations on the Baku exhibit extensive technological changes from the other three Kiev class carriers

A starboard amidships view of the superstructure, radar equipment, and...

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

An aerial view of radar equipment on the forward portion of the island superstructure of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103).  Radar installations on the Baku exhibit extensive technological changes from the other three Kiev class carriers.  A Ka-27 Helix helicopter is parked on the flight deck

An aerial view of radar equipment on the forward portion of the island...

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

An aerial view of radar equipment on the forward portion of the island superstructure of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103).  Radar installations on the Baku exhibit extensive technological changes from the other three Kiev class carriers.  A Ka-27 Helix helicopter is parked on the flight deck

An aerial view of radar equipment on the forward portion of the island...

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

An aerial view of SS-N-12 missile launchers and two 100 mm dual-purpose guns mounted forward of the island on the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

An aerial view of SS-N-12 missile launchers and two 100 mm dual-purpos...

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

An aerial view of Ka-27 Helix helicopters parked on the flight deck of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

An aerial view of Ka-27 Helix helicopters parked on the flight deck of...

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

A port bow view of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103) underway

A port bow view of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (...

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

An aerial view of the aft portion of the island superstructure of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103).  A Ka-27 Helix helicopter and covered Yak-36 Forger aircraft are parked on the flight deck

An aerial view of the aft portion of the island superstructure of the ...

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

An aerial view of the stern section of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103) with a Ka-27 Helix helicopter on the left.  Crewmen are also visible behind the jet blast deflectors

An aerial view of the stern section of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL air...

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

A port bow view of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103) underway

A port bow view of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (...

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

An aerial bow view of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103) underway.  Three Ka-27 Helix helicopters are parked on the flight deck

An aerial bow view of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAK...

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

An aerial view of the aft portion of the island superstructure of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103).  A Ka-27 Helix helicopter and covered Yak-36 Forger aircraft are parked on the flight deck

An aerial view of the aft portion of the island superstructure of the ...

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

A view of Ka-27 Helix helicopters and covered Yak-36 Forger aircraft on the flight deck aboard the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier Baku (CVHG-103)

A view of Ka-27 Helix helicopters and covered Yak-36 Forger aircraft o...

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

A starboard amidships view of the superstructure, radar equipment, and 100mm gun aboard the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier Baku (CVHG-103). Radar installations on the Baku exhibit extensive technological changes from the other three Kiev class carriers

A starboard amidships view of the superstructure, radar equipment, and...

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

An aerial view of SS-N-12 missile launchers, 30 mm ADMG-630 anti-missile guns and 100 mm dual-purpose guns on the bow of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

An aerial view of SS-N-12 missile launchers, 30 mm ADMG-630 anti-missi...

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

A starboard view of the superstructure, radar equipment, and 100mm dual purpose guns aboard the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier Baku (CVHG-103). Radar installations on the Baku exhibit extensive technological changes from the other three Kiev class carriers

A starboard view of the superstructure, radar equipment, and 100mm dua...

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

An aerial view of RBU-6000 anti-submarine warfare support weapons on the bow of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

An aerial view of RBU-6000 anti-submarine warfare support weapons on t...

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

A starboard view of the bow of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier Baku (CVHG-103) underway. A 100mm dual purpose gun, SS-N 12 missile launchers, RBU-6000 anti-submarine warfare support weapons and radar equipment are visible on deck. Radar installations on the Baku exhibit extensive technological changes from the other three Kiev class carriers

A starboard view of the bow of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft ca...

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

An aerial view of RBU-6000 anti-submarine warfare support weapons and SS-N-12 missile launchers on the bow of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

An aerial view of RBU-6000 anti-submarine warfare support weapons and ...

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

A view of the superstructure and radar equipment aboard the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier Baku (CVHG-103). Radar installations on the Baku exhibit extensive technological changes from the other three Kiev class carriers. A covered Ka-27 Helix helicopter is parked on deck

A view of the superstructure and radar equipment aboard the Soviet Kie...

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

An aerial view of RBU-6000 anti-submarine warfare support weapons and SS-N 12 missile launchers on the bow of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

An aerial view of RBU-6000 anti-submarine warfare support weapons and ...

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

An aerial view of SS-N-12 missile launchers on the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103)

An aerial view of SS-N-12 missile launchers on the Soviet Kiev class V...

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

An aerial view of radar equipment on the aft portion of the island superstructure of the Soviet Kiev class VSTOL aircraft carrier BAKU (CVHG 103).  Radar installations on the Baku exhibit extensive technological changes from the other three Kiev class carriers.  A Ka-27 Helix helicopter is parked on the flight deck

An aerial view of radar equipment on the aft portion of the island sup...

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