Several NATO aircraft carriers participate in Operation Strikeback exercise in the Atlantic
Europe Date:1957 Duration:2 min 28 sec Sound:NO SOUND
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Naval forces, under SACLANT,on the high seas during Operation Strikeback. Aircraft carrier underway. View from cockpit of aircraft on final approach to land on USS Bennington, CVA-20 (film is displayed backwards). A signal officer stands on a carrier deck, with "paddles". U.S. Navy F11F aircraft lands on USS Forestal (CVA-59). The aircraft carrier, USS Midway (CVB-41) cruising, her deck filled with airplanes. View from overflying aircraft of a NATO submarine cruising on the surface. U.S. Navy EC-121, Warning Star aircraft in flight. Clouds in background. British Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.4 jets, of 806 "Ace of Diamonds" Squadron, take off from flight deck of an aircraft carrier; join up in a formation; and return to land on the aircraft carrier (probably HMS Centaur, R06.) Views of recovery, with tail hooks engaging (film is displayed backwards again). F8U Crusader being catapulted from USS Forrestal (CVA-59). View of Mirror landing system on board the USS Forrestal. An F8U Crusader aircraft landing on the USS Forrestal.
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