Aviation Photo #0805101 Boeing E-3A Sentry (707-300) - USA - Air Force

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Taken atop a barrel roll of F-4E, 66-0323 above this formation of Boeing E-3A, 76-1605, F-4Es, 66-0330 and 66-0382. This photograph was a well kept secret for some years, as the pilot specifically asked that it not be shown to USAF officials, because one was not supposed to roll around the E-3A! The snow on the ground makes the airplanes difficult to spot, but it is something not likely to be done again.
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    Baldur Sveinsson
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing E-3A Sentry (707-300)
    Boeing 707-300 (C-18/C-137/E-3/E-6/E-8)
    Boeing 707-300 (C-18/C-137/E-3/E-6/E-8)
    Boeing
    21435
    924
    76-1605
    In Flight
    Iceland
    May 3, 1979
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Photo Added: March 28, 2005

Comments (25)

Anonymous
11 years ago
What you call one of the nicest photographs!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful scene
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply breathtaking!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I flew F-4E's... love this one.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Any shot with a phantom in it is alright by me.
Anonymous
11 years ago
IT is a picture that no one has ever seen or will ever see.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The white on white aspect of the image is unintentionally beautiful, even though the AWACS aircraft is white for a different reason altogether. Overall the composition and the clarity contribute to produce a very subdued but powerful photograph. Five stars plus.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice pics
Anonymous
11 years ago
Super pics.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Lovely photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
All this beauty and a once in a life time view makes this so special. Bet the photographer still has pleasent "flying dreams". Wow!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Perfect and extraordinary angle.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This is an absolutly amazing picture of two beautiful birds. I wish I could give it six stars.
Anonymous
8 years ago
That's so cold war..but still amazing
Anonymous
8 years ago
I absolutely love the tense, Cold War espionage feel to this shot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This rare shot had to be taken from a third escort fighter,which had to barrel-roll over the AWACS.very unusual perspective.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's awesome
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome, just awesome!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice photo! good job!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Masterpiece this photo. One of the all time best!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very unique, considering the photographer description. Perfect framing, amazing composition. Makes me think of the inverted F-4 from where this 10 stars pic was taken. Frank from BUE - e01
Anonymous
6 years ago
The things we do for our passion.Whether its flying or photography!! :) Great shot!! Hope the pilot didn't get into any trouble.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Very nice one, I can imagine the aerobatic figure involved...!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
By the year this was taken, I thought that all Phantoms were painted in Vietnam era camo. I was in the Air Force in the early 80s and I never saw an F-4 in other than camo. It's funny, all the airplane photos I had developed on base were somehow ruined. The ones I had developed off base were fine. Hmmm?
Anonymous
2 years ago
Nice shot i love to see pictures like this

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