|Various DIRSUP photos from the early 1970's|
|Images from Jim Murphy (former CTO2)|
Please scroll-down. There are 8 photos.|
Click-on each small photo to enlarge.
Left Photo: The F4 launch - off the USS Independence (CVA-62), date
Right Photo: This photo of the Indy was taken in February, 1972 off the Spanish city of Palma de Majorca.
Left Photo: A closer shot (taken with a normal lense -- he was that
close). Note the counter-rotating main|
rotor blades and no tail rotor. I believe the landing gear is encased in flotation material for ditching.
Right Photo: A photo of a Soviet KA-25 (Hormone)
Helicopter performing close up recon on the USS
Left Photo: Another photo from Royal Knight. It was
taken in September 1971 in the Norwegian Sea.|
The TU16 (Badger) overflights were relatively common. They came in pairs, and were always intercepted by
CAP (Combat Air Patrol) which in those days were F-4J Phantoms II.
Right Photo: This photo was taken on the USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67) in early
to mid 1971.
Left Photo: The AGI Nahodka is the Soviet "fishing trawler" following the USS
Independence in the|
North Sea during NATO Exercise Royal Knight, October, 1971.
Right Photo: Unrep was underway replenishment from an unknown oiler (If we
had enough oilers nowadays,