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Jul 8
"Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) at sea with good luck message on deck to crew of Stars & Stripes, American vessel competing in America’s Cup race in Australia. February 04, 1987"

(All set for the cricket, my Australian friends?)

"Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) at sea with good luck message on deck to crew of Stars & Stripes, American vessel competing in America’s Cup race in Australia. February 04, 1987"

(All set for the cricket, my Australian friends?)

Curtiss XP-55 Ascender prototype fighter, 1940s

Curtiss XP-55 Ascender prototype fighter, 1940s

Seversky SEV-X-BT with groundcrew, circa 1936

Seversky SEV-X-BT with groundcrew, circa 1936

Grumman XF7F-1 Tigercat, circa 1942

Grumman XF7F-1 Tigercat, circa 1942

Argentinian Air Force FMA Pucara, Argentina, June 19, 2009
(photo by Marcelo Allende)

UPDATE: the whole sequence here

Argentinian Air Force FMA Pucara, Argentina, June 19, 2009
(photo by Marcelo Allende)

UPDATE: the whole sequence here

Grumman XF5F-1 ‘Skyrocket’ - prototype twin-engine shipboard fighter interceptor, early 1940s

Grumman XF5F-1 ‘Skyrocket’ - prototype twin-engine shipboard fighter interceptor, early 1940s

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak,  3 Sqn Belgian Air Force, Late 1950’s

via/Copyright Sierra Bravo Aeropictures

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, 3 Sqn Belgian Air Force, Late 1950’s

via/Copyright Sierra Bravo Aeropictures

In late April 1945, United States intelligence personnel began a search for top secret German weapons of war, codenamed operation ‘Lusty’. They amassed over 6,000 tons of equipment.

Two ships - the HMS Reaper and USS Richard J. Gatling - transported the bounty to the US (operation ‘Seahorse’)

HMS Reaper carried 40 German airframes, including ten Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighters, which were flown to France by America’s first (unofficial) Jet Squadron - ‘Watson’s Whizzers’

In late April 1945, United States intelligence personnel began a search for top secret German weapons of war, codenamed operation ‘Lusty’. They amassed over 6,000 tons of equipment.

Two ships - the HMS Reaper and USS Richard J. Gatling - transported the bounty to the US (operation ‘Seahorse’)

HMS Reaper carried 40 German airframes, including ten Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighters, which were flown to France by America’s first (unofficial) Jet Squadron - ‘Watson’s Whizzers

"Doak VZ-4, testing at Edwards AFB"

"Doak VZ-4, testing at Edwards AFB"

DOAK Model-16, late 1950s

DOAK Model-16, late 1950s

Douglas XA2D-1 Skyshark

Douglas XA2D-1 Skyshark