Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

View of two U.S. Navy McDonnell F-4 (F4H) Phantom II aircraft escorting a Tupolev Model 88 (Tu-16) Badger (Type 39) as it flies over the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) in the North Pacific, circa 1963.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
  • Aircraft carriers

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1963

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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