U.S. Navy aircraft taking off and landing at the flight deck of USS Ranger underway in the South China Sea.
South China Sea Date:1967, December Duration:2 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Operations of U.S. Navy A-7A Corsair 2 aboard USS Ranger underway in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War. A man in a yellow shirt gives hand signals. An A-7A aircraft is moved onto a catapult in the mid background. A nose wheel and a bar fitting into place on a catwalk. A cat crewman underneath the A- 7A gives hand signals. A man in a green shirt sitting in the open deck hatch on flight deck in front of several gauges. A man holds up a sign which reads: '490'. A tail hook man waits for an aircraft to land. The aircraft lands. The tail hook man runs back to his normal position. U.S. Navy A-4E Skyhawk aircraft taxi off. An A- 4E lands. A tail hook man in the foreground runs towards the aircraft. The tail hook man up alongside the aircraft gives a signal to the pilot that the wire has been released from the tail hook. He watches for another aircraft to land. The man runs across the deck alongside a U.S. Navy A-6A Intruder. The man gives a winding signal. The A-6A taxis forward after making an arrested landing and folds its wings.
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