US Military Aviation
Images US NAVY 60s-70s



Miscelaneous images of US Navy and USMC aircrafts, pilots, action movies and personnel from 60s through the end of 70s.


F11F-1 Tiger of VA-43 on board of USS Independence during the 1960 (US Navy)

F4H-1 Phantom and F3H Demon of Naval Air Test Centre on board of USS Independence in 1960 (US Navy)

F8U-2 Crusader of VF-84 Jolly Rogers on board of USS Independence in 1961 (US Navy)

F8U-2 Crusader of VF-84 Jolly Rogers on board of USS Independence in 1961 (US Navy)

USS Enterprise in 1962 (US Navy)

F-8E Crusader of VF-33 on board of USS Enterprise in 1964 (US Navy)

F4H-1 Phantom II of VF-102 Diamondback on board of USS Enterprise during early 60s (US Navy)

VF-111 Sundowners pilots near an F-8D Crusader on board of the USS Kitty Hawk in 1963 (US Navy)

VF-84's CAG Phantom awaits its turn on the catapult of USS Independence in 1965. (Boeing/McDonnel Douglas)

Unusual image of an F-104 with NAVY insigna at China Lake during the early 60s. This aircraft was used by USN to conduct high altitude and high speed Sidenwinder test. (US Navy)

A Skywarrior from VAH-11 on board of USS Roosevelt in 1963 (Steve Kundzala)

VF-111 pilots near a F-8H Crusader on board of USS Sahngri-La in 1970 (US Navy)

USS Oriskany in 1966. (US NAVY)

F-4B of VF-111 on board of USS Coral Sea in 1972 (Photo by Dick Hanover USN 1971-1975)

F-4J Phantom II of VF-84 during the late 1960. (US Navy)

F-8F Crusader Pilots of VF-162 in 1969. (US Navy)

VF-84 pilots on USS Nimitz during filming of "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN".(Bryna Company Production)

VF-84 pilot on F-14A Tomcat during filming of "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN".(Bryna Company Production)

James Farentino playing CVW-8 C.A.G. during filming of "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN".(Bryna Company Production)

VA-86 pilot on A-7E Corsair during filming of "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN".(Bryna Company Production)

VF-84 pilot and N.F.O. on F-14A Tomcat during filming of "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN".(Bryna Company Production)

VF-84 pilot on on F-14A Tomcat during filming of "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN".(Bryna Company Production)

Air refueling of VF-84 Tomcat during filming of "THE FINAL COUNTDOWN".(Bryna Company Production)

F-14 pilot of VF-84 during the 1979.(US Navy)

Naval Air Test Center pilots with light orange flight suit during the 70s (US Navy)

F-4B Phantom II of VF-111 "Sundowners" during the early 70s (US Navy)

F-4B Phantom II of VF-111 "Sundowners" on board of USS Coral Sea in the 1971 (US Navy)

A-6 Intruder pilot of VA 34 "Blue Blasters" during the late 70s (US NAVY)

F-4N Phantom II of VF-111 "Sundowners" on board of USS Roosevelt in 1976 (US NAVY)

VF-111 "Sundowners" pilots on board of USS Coral Sea in 1975 (US Navy)

USS Ranger 1973. A-7s are from VA-113 Stingers and VA-25 Fist of the Fleet. VF-154 F-4J crewed by LTJG Jim "Ox" Van Hoften, one of VF-154's LSOs and later picked up for the astronaut program and flew on STS-41 in 1984 and STS-51 in 1985. The helmet he's wearing is a first-generation Visual Target Acquisition System (VTAS) helmet. (Photo by LTJG Jan Jacobs, USN)

Cockpit view of an A3D-2 Skywarrior of VAH-4 in 1960

RA-5C Vigilante of RVAH-9 during the 70s (US Navy)

Commander Jack L. Felsman and Ensign Raymond Maxwell Hite, Jr inside an F4H Phantom II during the first Sageburner attempt to set the record for “speed over a straight three-kilometer course at a restricted altitude” on 18 May 1961. During this record-breaking attempt they tragically were killed probably for a failure of the pitch-damper system of the F4H (US Navy)

USS Intrepid in 1962 with VF-33 Crusader just replacing the F-11F Tiger (US Navy)

VF-21 pilots and RIOs on board of USS Ranger during the late of the 70s (US Navy)

F-4J Phantom II from VF-111 Sundownwers during the 1976 (US Navy)

VF-41 pilots and RIOs during the 1979 Cruise on board of USS Nimitz (US Navy)