“Close encounters between U.S.  fighter jets and Soviet Tu-95 Bear bombers were frequent in the skies near aircraft carriers around the world.”

- The Aviationist

Close encounters between U.S. Navy F-4 Phantom fighter jets and Soviet Tu-95 Bear bombers Close encounters between U.S. Navy F-4 Phantom fighter jets and Soviet Tu-95 Bear bombers Close encounters between U.S. Navy F-4 Phantom fighter jets and Soviet Tu-95 Bear bombers Close encounters between U.S. Navy F-4 Phantom fighter jets and Soviet Tu-95 Bear bombers Close encounters between U.S. Navy F-4 Phantom fighter jets and Soviet Tu-95 Bear bombers Close encounters between U.S. Navy F-4 Phantom fighter jets and Soviet Tu-95 Bear bombers Close encounters between U.S. Navy F-4 Phantom fighter jets and Soviet Tu-95 Bear bombers Close encounters between U.S. Navy F-4 Phantom fighter jets and Soviet Tu-95 Bear bombers

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    • Marian Sima

      I agree and wanted to make the correction, seems more than one people beat me to it xD

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  1. Julian Saurin

    In descending order, photos 2, 5, and 7 show F-14 Eagle, not F-4 Phantom (which are shown in 3, 4, and 7) The F-14 was one generation later than the F-4 Phantom and, indeed, was in important respect the successor of the F-4 Phantom.

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    • Steve Crumb

      You Mean F-14 Tomcat (Navy). Eagles were F-15′s (Air Force). When I was stationed in Alaska in the 80′s we had F-15′s to intercept soviet aircraft off our Bering Sea coastline.

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  2. Stuart Garfath

    Years ago, I saw a shot of the rear gunner of a TU-95 waving at his photographer, – a GIB?, and he was waving a BOTTLE of PEPSI (PRODUCT PLACEMENT!), as the shutter snapped.
    I have always wondered what Pepsi did, or didn’t, with that image.
    I bet Coca-Cola would’ve been steaming!!

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