Men work and several aircraft take off from USS Ranger underway in the South China Sea.
South China Sea Date:1968, January 22 Duration:2 min 39 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. An air officer and one of his assistants in the control room. The officer is talking over a phone while looking through a window towards the flight deck. Silhouette view of personnel at their stations in pri-fly ( Primary Flight Control ). The air officer looking out the window, a U.S. Navy F-4J Phantom II being launched in the far background as seen through the window. The air officer in deep silhouette on the phone. A U.S. Navy A-6A Intruder aircraft being launched in the far background from the angle deck, the F-4J aircraft waiting to be launched. The air officer looks on as the aircraft are being launched. Interior view of pri-fly with personnel at their stations, windows off to the left. A telephone talker writing on an aircraft status board. The air officer looks on as U.S. Navy RA-5C Vigilante is launched from the angle deck in the far background. The aircraft being launched and off the deck from the angle deck. The air officer speaks into a microphone as he looks through the window towards the flight deck area. He looks on as an A-7A is recovered. A telephone talker in the pri-fly. The A-7A taxis forward in the background after being recovered. The A-7A makes a bolter off the deck and is airborne. An A-7A being recovered.
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