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.
The first angled flight deck carrier,
HMS Ark Royal, operating with the first super-carrier, USS Forrestal - 1972. Though ordered by their respective navies almost a decade apart, both were commissioned in 1955.