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A U.S. Navy McDonnell F-4B Phantom II (BuNo 150479) from Fighter Squadron VF-151 "Vigilantes" intercepting a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft in the early 1970s. The Phantom is armed with AIM-9D Sidewinder and AIM-7 Sparrow missiles. VF-151 was part of Attack Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) and stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVA-41).

Date 15 March 1974; Note: according to some source, VF-151 was flying F-4Bs from 1970 to 1973 and converted later on to F-4Ns.
Source U.S. DefenseImagery photo VIRIN: DN-SC-85-06070; U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.7289.023
Author Lt. Morris


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