Intrepid CVS-11

Intrepid CVS-11

Intrepid CVS-11 1958-1959
In this image......
Flying over the Intrepid are 4 A4 Skyhawks in formation. The A-4 pioneered the concept of "buddy" air-to-air refueling. This allows the aircraft to supply others of the same type, eliminating the need of dedicated tanker aircraft.
Catapult take off of a mail plane? What kind?
A HUP-2 Retriever, twin rotor helicopter is on the flight deck.

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Aircraft over USS Intrepid CVA-11

DOUBLE refueling by A4D-2s of VA-66.
That aircraft on the bow, WITH WINGS FOLDED, is parked. It is a Douglas AD-6 of VA-65.