This silent 16mm home movie shows an air show at the U.S. Navy's China Lake airport sometime in the 1950s. It must date to between 1951 and 1959, as a Vought F7U Cutlass appears in the film at 1:15 and this jet was in the Navy only for that brief span of years. The plane shown has orange or red markings, indicating it was likely being used for tests at China Lake. At 2:30 a bare metal Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, first flown by the Navy in 1954, is shown. A Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune is seen on the ramp at 2:43. A Douglas F4d Skyray is seen at 4:00.
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