F2H Banshees over USS New Jersey and USS Lake Champlain

This is a great photo. Murdoc loves the look of the old straight-wing first-generation jets.

F2H Banshees over USS New Jersey (BB-62) and USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39)

F2H Banshees over USS New Jersey (BB-62) and USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39)

USS Lake Champlain got many of the upgrades that the Essex-class carriers got over the years, but she never got an angled flight deck.

895 F2H Banshees were built by McDonnel Douglas and the fighter served with the US Navy and USMC from 1948 until 1961.

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