Aircraft Photo of 144852 | Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior | USA - Navy | AirHistory.net #76744
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:144852
Military Code:18
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-3 Skywarrior (A3D)
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-3 Skywarrior (A3D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior
C/n (msn):12098
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Location
City / Airport:Greenham Common (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGVI   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Event:IAT - International Air Tattoo 1976
 
Photo Date:July 1976
Photo by:M D West
Photo ID: 76744
Photo Comment

Coded 18 with USN unit VQ-2 this reconaissance Skywarrior was arriving on a weekday before the 76 Air Tattoo. Ed Heinemann's brilliance and weight control discipline got the US Navy a carrier based strategic nuclear bomber. Pan Am looked into leasing a couple around 1957 to give their crews transonic operating experience before the 707 arrived,but nothing came of it.

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