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An air-to-air view of the Salmson observation aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of an XB-70 Valkyrie aircraft

An air-to-air right rear view of an XB-70 Valkyrie aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a CH-37C helicopter, left, from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 (HMH-462) and a UH-34D Seahorse helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMM-363). The helicopters are based at Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, California

An air-to-air left side view of a CH-37C helicopter (front) from HMA-462 and a UH-34D helicopter from HMM-363 in formation during a training flight. Both aircraft are from Marine Corps Air Station Tustin, Calif

An air-to-air left side view of a UH-34D helicopter from HMM-363 returning from a training flight. The aircraft is from Marine Corps Air Station Tustin, California

AN air-to-air right side view of a U.S. Air Force 0-1E Bird Dog aircraft. The aircraft is used as a forward air control aircraft throughout South Vietnam. The forward air controller (FAC) spots suspected enemy strongholds and fires smoke rockets to mark the target for strike aircraft. Following a strike the FAC assesses bomb damage

AN air-to-air right side view of a B-57 Canberra aircraft heading for a strike mission, ending the two-month tour of the 13th Tactical Bombardment Squadron in Vietnam from Clark Air Base, Philippines. The maintenance crew of the 13th Tactical Bombardment Squadron recently established a unit maintenance record of 12,000 combat missions flown without a single ground cancellation

An air-to-air left front view of a CH-34 Seahorse helicopter over the Cua Viet area

AN air-to-air right rear view of two F-100D Super Sabre aircraft streaking over South Vietnam on their way to an assigned target. The aircraft provides much of the tactical air support to Allied ground forces fighting in Vietnam

An air-to-air left side view of an Attack Squadron 164 (VA-164) A-4 Skyhawk aircraft en route to a target in North Vietnam. The aircraft is piloted by CMDR. William F. Span, executive officer of VA-164

SEARCH AND DESTROY MISSIONS (1ST INFANTRY DIVISION), 03/15/1968 - 03/19/1968

AN air-to-air front view of an F-105D Thunderchief aircraft approaching a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for refueling during flight. Aerial refueling and forward air control crews were honored by 388th Tactical Fighter Wing F-105D Thunderchief aircraft pilots in recognition of their successful coordinated combat mission. The day of the combat was called "Tanks a Million-That's a FAC" day

Reynolds California....An air-to-air left side view of an F-16B Fighting Falcon aircraft firing an AGM-45 Shrike missile over the Edwards Air Force Base Test Range. Second view in a series of three OFFICIAL U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO (RELEASED)

PH2 W. M. Welch Caribbean Sea....An air-to-air right side view of a Fighter Squadron 102 (VF-102) F-4 Phantom II aircraft. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

An air-to-air right side view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft of the 51st Tactical Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The aircraft is equipped with an ALQ-119 electronic countermeasures pod and an Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pod. (AIRMAN Magazine, Apr 1984)

A U.S. Air Force all female weapons load team assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing"Happy Hooligans", North Dakota Air National Guard, handle an inert AIM-4C Falcon air-to-air missile during a William Tell"Weapons Competition at Tyndall, Air Force Base, Fla. Pictured from left to right, Doreen Thomas, Patricia McMerty, Jacqueline Sanders, Ellen Rising (ranks at the time are unknown). (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO) (Released)

AN air-to-air right side view of a YF-16 aircraft and a YF-17 aircraft, side-by-side, armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles

A view of a Sparrow air-to-air missile ready for a vertical launch at the test site

An air-to-air left side view of a Light Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 63 (VFP-63) RF-8G Crusader aircraft

An air-to-air rear view of a YA-10 aircraft being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker

An air-to-air right side view of a YA-10 aircraft firing its GAU-8 30mm gun during a test

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft as an F-4 Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 151 (VF-151) intercepts it

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-16 Badger aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of two Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 513 (VMFA-513) AV-8A Harrier aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of an AV-8A Harrier aircraft assigned to Marine Light Attack Squadron 513

An air-to-air overhead view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft

An air to air right side view of an F-8 Crusader, top, and a Soviet Tu-95 Bear A/B aircraft in flight over the aircraft carrier US ORISKANY (CVA 34)

An air-to-air right side view of an F-8 Crusader aircraft as it intercepts a Soviet TU-95 Bear-A/B aircraft near the aircraft carrier USS ORISKANY (CVA-34)

An air to air left side view of a YF-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wing tips

An air-to-air left side view of a Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) RA-3B Skywarrior aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an F-8 Crusader aircraft being refueled by a KA-6D Intruder aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a TA-4F Skyhawk aircraft from Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 13 (H&MS-13). (Substandard image)

An air-to-air right side view of an Attack Squadron 127 (VA-127) A-4 Skyhawk aircraft

An air-to-air left underside view of a DC-130 Hercules drone control aircraft with BQM-34S Firebee target drones mounted on its wing pylons. The aircraft is assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 3 (VC-3)

An air-to-air left side view of a DC-130 Hercules drone control aircraft carrying two BQM-34S Firebee target drones under its wing. The aircraft is assigned to Fleet Composite Squadron 3 (VC-3)

An air-to-air right side view of four A-6A Intruder aircraft in echelon formation. The aircraft are assigned to Marine All-Weather Medium Attack Squadron 242 (VMA(AW)-242)

An air-to-air right side view of four Marine All-Weather Medium Attack Squadron 242 (VMA(AW)-242). A-6A Intruder aircraft flying in echelon formation

An air-to-air right rear view of an SH-3A Sea King helicopter from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 6 (HS-6) with AN/ASQ-81 magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) gear suspended below it. Visible below is a frigate underway

An air-to-air left side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft flying in formation with an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft. The F-4 is carrying a tow target on its left wing

Air-to-air left side view of a KA-6D Intruder tanker aircraft from Medium Attack Squadron 52 (VA-52) (left) refueling two S-3 Viking aircraft from Air Antisubmarine Squadron (VS-33)

An air-to-air left side view of an Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) A-7E Corsair II aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66). The aircraft is armed with Mark 82 500-pound bombs

An air-to-air right side view of three Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) A-7E Corsair II aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) in formation

An air-to-air right side view of an Attack Squadron 15 (VA-15) A-7E Corsair II aircraft from the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66)

An air to air left side view of a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter. (SUBSTANDARD)

An air-to-air right side view of a Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (RVAK-3) RA-5C Vigilante aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 6 (HS-6) SH-3 Sea King helicopter with ASQ-81 magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) gear suspended below it during training operations off the coast of Southern California

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom lowered, as an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft comes up line for refueling

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom connects and refuels an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom is lowered to refuel an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft, that is coming up to meet the boom

An air to air left side view of an E-2B Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft near San Clemente Island. The E-2B is assigned to Reserve Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (RVAW-110)

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear aircraft

An air-to-air right underside view of a DC-130 Hercules drone aircraft carrying three BQM34S Firebee target drones under its wings. The aircraft is assigned to Fleet Composite Squadron 3 (VC-3)

An air-to-air left side view of the Bicentennial RF-4B Phantom II aircraft "Spirit of America". The aircraft is assigned to Marine PHOTO Reconnaissance Squadron 3 (VMEP-3) Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California

Air-to-air left view of a TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft from Fleet Composite Squadron 1 (VC-1) as it is piloted by CDR Davis, the squadron's executive officer

Air-to-air left side view of an SH-3D Sea King helicopter from Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 10 (HS-10)

An air-to-air right side view of a U-11A Aztec aircraft near San Diego, California

An air-to-air right side view of a T-34 Mentor aircraft from Training Squadron 5 (VT-5)

An air-to-air right underside view of an F-4E Phantom II aircraft equipped with an SUU dispenser on right wing, Pave Tack center mounted and an LGB-10 Mark 84 on left wing

An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Tu-144 Charger supersonic transport aircraft. (Substandard image)

An air-to-air left side view of an SH-3D Sea King helicopter from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 8 (HS-8) as it passes by Point Loma. The helicopter has a Bicentennial paint scheme

An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear A/B aircraft as an F-14 Tomcat aircraft intercepts it

An air-to-air head-on view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft

Right side air-to-air view of four F-4 Phantom II and a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The KC-135 is preparing to refuel one of the F-4s. The aircraft are taking part in exercise SCARLET DUCK

An air to air left side view of a YF-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wing tips, banking right

An air to air right side view of a YF-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wing tips

An air-to-air left side view of a Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 10 (HS-10) SH-3D Sea King helicopter as it operates off the coast of Southern California. Six other Sea King helicopters are in the background

An air-to-air left underside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10 in the background is carrying a full load of Mark 82 Snake Eye bombs. The A-10 in the foreground is loaded with two Maverick missiles and eight Mark 20 MOD-3 Rock Eye bombs. Both aircraft, assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, are on a tour of Korean air bases

An air-to-air right underside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10 in the foreground is carrying a full load of Mark 82 Snake Eye bombs. The A-10 in the background is loaded with two Maverick missiles and eight Mark 20 MOD-3 Rock Eye bombs. Both aircraft, assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, are on a tour of Korean air bases

An air-to-air left side view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10 in the background is carrying a full load of Mark 82 Snake Eye bombs. The A-10 in the foreground is loaded with two Maverick missiles and eight Mark 20 MOD-3 Rock Eye bombs. Both aircraft, assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, are on a tour of Korean air bases

An air-to-air underside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10 in the foreground is carrying a full load of Mark 82 Snake Eye bombs. The A-10 in the background is loaded with two Maverick missiles and eight Mark 20 MOD-3 Rock Eye bombs. Both aircraft, assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, are on a tour of Korean air bases

An air-to-air left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft maneuvering during a demonstration tour of air bases in Korea to familiarize Korean and American field commanders with its capabilities

AN air-to-air view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft

An air-to-air right topside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in close formation

An air-to-air right topside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in close formation

An air-to-air right front view of an HH-53C Super Jolly Green Giant helicopter from the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

An air-to-air left front view of a WC-130 Hercules aircraft from the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron on a mission to monitor and relay vital information on a typhoon to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

AN air-to-air right front view of an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft banking to the left. The aircraft is carrying one AIM-9J Sidewinder missile on each wing tip

A left side air-to-air view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft, from the 36th Tactical Fighter Wing

An air-to-air side view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft, from the 36th Tactical Fighter Wing

An air-to-air rear view of a Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) SH-3 Sea King helicopter conducting routine anti-submarine warfare exercises

AN air-to-air side view of an F-101 Voodoo aircraft in flight. The aircraft is assigned to the 107th Fighter Interceptor Group, New York Air National Guard, North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

A air-to-air underside view of an F-101 Voodoo aircraft banking to the left in flight. The aircraft is assigned to the 107th Fighter Interceptor Group, New York Air National Guard, North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

AN air-to-air left front view of an F-101 Voodoo aircraft banking to the left in flight. The wing of another F-101 as seen in the foreground. The aircraft is assigned to the 107th Fighter Interceptor Group, New York Air National Guard, North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

AN air-to-air left side view of two F-101 Voodoo aircraft in flight. The aircraft are assigned to the 107th Fighter Interceptor Group, New York Air National Guard, North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

AN air-to-air left side view of two F-101 Voodoo aircraft in flight. The aircraft are assigned to the 107th Fighter Interceptor Group, New York Air National Guard, North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

An air-to-air left side view of three F-105 Thunderchief aircraft from 508th Tactical Air Force Reserve Unit and two TA-4J Skyhawk aircraft from Fleet Composite Squadron 1 (VC-1) flying in formation

An air-to-air view of the Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom between an F-4 Phantom II aircraft and a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft

An air-to-air top view of an F-15 Eagle aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. The view was taken from the Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom section of the KC-135A

An air-to-air view of the Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom nozzle on a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft with the Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom extended

An air-to-air left side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. The advanced aerial refueling boom is attached between the two aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. The advanced aerial refueling boom is attached between the two aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a C-5A Galaxy aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. The Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom is attached between the two aircraft

An air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. The Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom is attached between the two aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. The Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom is attached between the two aircraft

An air-to-air view of a C-5A Galaxy aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. A view is taken from the Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom section of the KC-135A

An air-to-air left side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. The Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom is attached between the two aircraft

An air-to-air rear view of a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft with the Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom extended

An air-to-air underside view of the Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom extended from a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft for attachment to an F-4 Phantom II aircraft

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