Operation Strikeback - September 1957. Three F3H-2M Banshees from USS Saratoga cross decking on HMS Ark Royal. With 9 aircraft carriers and their 650 aircraft, Strikeback was a major naval exercise simulating an all-out Soviet attack on NATO.
USS Wisconsin photo taken from USS Intrepid (CV-11). The aircraft in the foreground is an F9F-8B Cougar of VA-66. Sept, 1957 during Operation Strikeback, the largest military exercise
since the end of WW2 and the largest peacetime operation ever.