Many photos in this series were slide copies of original prints in which dust was not removed before copying. Clean-up has been attempted, but often at the cost of photo quality. Most photos are official USAF/USN pictures, while others are from friends or a few other sources.
Camera: Canon EOS 30D | Date: 8/5/11, 10:01 AM | Exposure: 1/500s | Aperture: ƒ/10.0 | Focal Length (35mm): 96mm
An air-to-air left side view of a Soviet Tu-95 Bear D aircraft as an F-4 Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 151 (VF-151) intercepts it.
A Soviet TU-95 Bear bomber aircraft in flight over the Arctic Ocean, during a flight to Keflavik, Iceland in 1983. Eight Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were intercepted by U.S. Air Force F-4D Phantom aircraft assigned to the 119th Fighter Wing ÒHappy HooligansÓ, North Dakota Air National Guard, during the deployment. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force Photo) (Released) Photo provided to me by Maxim Pashnev.
Photo via Maxim Pashnev.
Photo taken by an acquaintence in the old On-Site Inspection Agency who was aboard the Russian aircraft and took this photo. What a terrific experience he had!