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USS "Vincennes" (CA-44). Last of 7 "Astoria" class heavy cruisers built between 1930 and 1937. These ships set the template for all subsequent USN heavy and light cruisers. Good ships, but, to comply with treaty limitations, underarmoured (compare with IJN "Takao" class). 10,000 tons, 3x3 8"in. 55 cal guns; 4 x 2 5" 25 cal guns. 32.7 kts. "Vincennes" and 2 sisters (Quincy, CA-39, Astoria, CA-3) were sunk at the Battle of Savo Island, (8/9 Aug 1942) among the most lopsided defeats in USN…

USS "Vincennes" (CA-44). Last of 7 "Astoria" class heavy cruisers built between 1930 and 1937. These ships set the template for all subsequent USN heavy and light cruisers. Good ships, but, to comply with treaty limitations, underarmoured (compare with IJN "Takao" class). 10,000 tons, 3x3 8"in. 55 cal guns; 4 x 2 5" 25 cal guns. 32.7 kts. "Vincennes" and 2 sisters (Quincy, CA-39, Astoria, CA-3) were sunk at the Battle of Savo Island, (8/9 Aug 1942) among the most lopsided defeats in USN…

MARTIN P6M SEAMASTER - JET POWERED SEAPLANE BOMBER

MARTIN P6M SEAMASTER - JET POWERED SEAPLANE BOMBER

Aerial view of US battleship Massachusetts, 1943; note OS2U Kingfisher float planes on the fantail catapults

Aerial view of US battleship Massachusetts, 1943; note OS2U Kingfisher float planes on the fantail catapults

Italian bomber SM.79 'Sparviero' flies with fighter escort Macchi C.200 'Saetta'.

Italian bomber SM.79 'Sparviero' flies with fighter escort Macchi C.200 'Saetta'.

SM 79 - Reparto Sperimentale Aerosiluranti della Regia Aeronautica

SM 79 - Reparto Sperimentale Aerosiluranti della Regia Aeronautica

Soviet Air Force pilot Valentin Privalov flies his jet fighter under a bridge on the river Ob, in Siberia, June 4th, 1965.

Soviet Air Force pilot Valentin Privalov flies his jet fighter under a bridge on the river Ob, in Siberia, June 4th, 1965.

USS Maryland

USS Maryland

The first nuclear-powered surface vessel, USS Long Beach, was launched at Quincy in 1961

The first nuclear-powered surface vessel, USS Long Beach, was launched at Quincy in 1961

11 in Moltke class battlecruiser SMS Goeben - her escape from the pursuing British, arrival at Constantinople and subsequent transfer to the Turkish fleet brought Turkey into WW1 on the Axis side.  Renamed Yavuz, she survived until 1970.

11 in Moltke class battlecruiser SMS Goeben - her escape from the pursuing British, arrival at Constantinople and subsequent transfer to the Turkish fleet brought Turkey into WW1 on the Axis side. Renamed Yavuz, she survived until 1970.

Russian Strategic Bomber Tu 22M3

Russian Strategic Bomber Tu 22M3