"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
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
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’)