“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 8 Responses Bokchoicowboy January 22, 2014 Some of those photos show F-14 jets, not Phantoms. Reply Marian Sima January 24, 2014 I agree and wanted to make the correction, seems more than one people beat me to it xD Reply Jim January 23, 2014 “You Commies are all right” “Zun u too, Kapitalist pig” Reply lilith January 23, 2014 quote: “pictures 2, 5 & 7 have an F-15, not F-4″ Reply Julian Saurin January 23, 2014 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. Reply Steve Crumb January 29, 2014 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. Reply BBQ Steve January 23, 2014 That’s a mix of F-4s and F-14s. Reply Stuart Garfath February 28, 2014 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!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.