Military Photos

Discussion in 'Aerial and Drone' started by, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Let's see what you got!
  2. The photo's above were the Russian Minsk and her helos
  3. SC-Ft-Sumter.jpg
    CV-10 Yorktown 1943

  4. 1943?

    I wish the image were larger or my eyes were better, but... Some of the aircraft on deck look surprisingly modern. The plane at the stern appears to have twin vertical stabilizers like the FA-18 or F-14. The aircraft aft of the island on the port side looks like a helicopter. The tail of the aircraft at the bow look flat on top like a modern jet (F-4H ?}, not rounded like most WWII vintage aircraft.

    CV-10 was the second carrier of that name; the first CV-5 was sunk at Midway, the year before CV-10 was commissioned. CV-10 is now a museum. I suspect this photo is of the Yorktown as a museum in Charlestown, South Carolina and looks very much like this picture from Wikipedia.

    CV-10 - Bing images
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  5. The carrier was built in 1943 as a replacement for the earlier Yorktown, sunk in 1942. It continued in service until the end of WWII, then was recommissioned for Korea, variously modernized, and served ultimately until 1970. Waste not, want not.

    My picture was taken from the ferry to Fort Sumter.
  6. That explains the modern aircraft on deck. Here I thought I was looking at a real life version of "The Final Countdown" :) Drat! No time travel required.
  7. Wiki says that CV-10 was used in The Philadelphia Experiment and Tora, Tora, Tora.
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  8. SCL


    Sunday morning on the flight deck at anchor. Leica M4, 35mm Summaron 2.8
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    The Chaplain takes a ride
  10. Don't know which aircraft carrier. But I took this shot while in the USAF in 1966 while crossing Pearl Harbor.
  11. What ships are those? That oiler looks like the Hasayampa out of Subic back in the day
  12. SCL


    I believe I can just barely make out 62 with a bit of filtering, which was the USS Independence. It definitely is a Forrestall class carrier.
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  13. I've got too many photos of WW2 military hardware....

    Jagdpanzer 38(t) at Militracks 2019 - Contax II with 5cm f/1.5 Sonnar.

    Dutch Army soldiers and horses, during the Mobilisation of 1914-1918.
    Probably close to 1918. The boy on the right is my grandfather, around 15 years old.
  14. You guys sure know how to breath life into this place......
    Thanks for all the postings.

    This photo was given to me by a friend during Operation Desert Shield / Storm 1991...thought I would share...
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