Retired in 1994, bu 152070 has been painted in he markings of Lcdr John McCain. On July 29, 1967, Skyhawk 149996 was destroyed when struck by a rocket accidentally fired on board the USS Forrestal during preparations for launch.
This shot provides a direct comparison between the A-4M variant and the TA-4J Skyhawk 155081 behind. 160262 arrived at AMARG in June 93 and is stored with the Inventory No. AN3A0710, shortly followed by 155081 (AN3A0730) a couple of months later
This A-4 served previously with VF-45 at NAS Key West, FL before being retired to AMARG in Feb. 94 and stored with the PCN/Inventory No. AN3A0739. It was lucky enough to leave the boneyard in Jul. 01 for restoration and now resides in the yard of the Planes of Fame Museum at Chino.
The TA-4J was the trainer version of the A-4F and this VC-8 'Aggressor' aircraft was one of the last active Skyhawks in service. Her last flight was April 2003, flying from NAS Roosevelt Roads, PR into retirement at the March Field Air Museum.