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CIA U-2 Carrier Trials Takeoff & Landing On USS Ranger At Sea (Video)

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1964 footage of a CIA U-2G carrier trials on the USS Ranger at sea, including takeoff and landing. This is the only unclassified testing of a U-2 operating from an aircraft carrier. (www.youtube.com) More...

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jbqwik
jbqwik 3
ahh yes. The 'stuff' we did in the military. Most of it unauthorized (like buzzing reindeer with F106)....
Very cool video. Thanks.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
I recall our 1st sargent in 1971 " the difference between the US Army and the Boy Scouts is that the Army has guns and the Scouts have adult supervision".
jbqwik
jbqwik 1
Hah!
bryanswann
Bryan Swann 1
I'd seen the video of the C-130 on a carrier, but this was a new one on me.
johncotton
John Cotton 1
Very cool. Thanks for sharing this.
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 1
Anyone have an idea of Vref for a U-2 approach?
jbqwik
jbqwik 1
Don't know but the original series was low enough that a chase car was used for altitude call-outs.
ADXbear
ADXbear 1
cool///

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