(US Navy)

This is the flight deck of the USS Constellation (CVA-64) as the carrier made its way to Vietnam in 1967. Since the arrival of the multirole fighter, you no longer see a deck with such a wide variety of aircraft. From the bottom up, we’ve got a North American A-5 Vigilante, a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, a Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior in black, a Grumman A-6 Intruder, what looks like a Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King, a gaggle of McDonnell (Douglas) F-4 Phantoms, a couple of A-3D Skywarriors in white, and a Douglas A-1D Skyraider tucked in up front amongst more Phantoms, Skyhawks and Intruders. It certainly simplifies matters for the Navy, but it’s just not the same seeing a deck crammed with just Super Hornets.

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