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  • A-3 Skywarrior Presentation

    1. 1. Call sign “Blackey” A-3 Skywarrior Plane Captain
    2. 2. A-3D Skywarrior Cold War Weapons Race Larger A C Carriers A-3 N u c l e a r Weapons USS Forrestal "Supercarrier” 1955
    3. 3. 1947 <ul><li>Navy commissioned Douglas Aircraft to determine if possible to overcome weight problems & build carrier-based strategic (nuclear) bomber </li></ul><ul><li>Internal bomb bay had to be accessible from cockpit so crew could arm during flight </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging project because anything to do with nuclear armament was TOP SECRET </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designers guessed at appearance & weight of nuclear bombs. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Oct. 28, 1952: Prototype, XA3D/A3D-1 (BuNo125412), flown @ Edwards AFB. </li></ul>A-3D Skywarrior
    5. 5. <ul><li>March 31, 1956: Delivered to active duty </li></ul><ul><li>283 Built. </li></ul>A-3D Skywarrior
    6. 6. A-3D Skywarrior <ul><li>Sept. 30, 1991 : Decommissioned @ NAS Key West, Fl (39 yrs.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Designer, Ed Heinemann, present* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replaced by EA-6B Prowler. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Also designed A-4 Skyhawk </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. A-3D Skywarrior <ul><li>2006: All airworthy Skywarriors now operated by Raytheon. (54 yrs.) </li></ul>
    8. 8. A-3D Skywarrior <ul><li>Douglas Aircraft </li></ul><ul><li>Two Pratt & Whitney J57-P-10 turbojet engines rated at 10,500 lb thrust </li></ul><ul><li>L: 76’, H: 22’, Wingspan: 72’ </li></ul><ul><li>Empty: 39,409 lb, Max Takeoff: 70,000 lb </li></ul><ul><li>Speed: 610 mph </li></ul><ul><li>Ceiling: 41,000 ft </li></ul><ul><li>Range: 2,100 mi. </li></ul>
    9. 9. A-3 Name Game <ul><li>Official: Skywarrior </li></ul><ul><li>Unofficial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Whale’: Most popular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Heavy’: Largest carrier based aircraft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A3-D ‘All Three Dead’: No ejection seats to save weight. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A-3, KA-3B, RA-3, NA-3B & NRA-3B, VA-3B, EA-3A/B. </li></ul>
    10. 10. A-3 Bomber <ul><li>Nuclear weapons (12,000 lb) </li></ul><ul><li>Two 20mm cannons in rear </li></ul><ul><li>World's largest and heaviest carrier-borne aircraft </li></ul><ul><li>Only strategic bomber ever built for USN </li></ul><ul><li>Nuclear strike role went to USAF B-66 Destroyer. </li></ul>
    11. 11. KA-3B Aerial Refueling.
    12. 12. RA-3 Infrared/Photoreconnaissance <ul><li>Up to 12 oblique and/or vertical cameras. </li></ul>
    13. 13. NA-3B & NRA-3B R & D.
    14. 14. VA-3B VIP Chief of Naval Operations’ Private Plane.
    15. 15. EA-3A/B Spy Plane.
    16. 16. Raytheon Flight Test A-3 on final to Pt. Mugu, May 16, 2006
    17. 17. Flight Suite
    18. 18. NAS Cubi Point, Philippines NAS Agana, Guam A-3 Skywarrior
    19. 19. NAS Rota, Spain
    20. 20. Incirlik AFB, Turkey
    21. 21. NAS Atsugi, Japan
    22. 22. Shimya, AK
    23. 23. DaNang, SVN
    24. 24. A-3 Skywarrior Largest aircraft to routinely operate from carriers. USS Saratoga (CVA-60*) *CVA = Attack Aircraft Carrier, CV = Multi-purpose Aircraft Carrier.
    25. 25. USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
    26. 26. USS FDR (CVA-42)
    27. 27. USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) Hurricane tie down configuration
    28. 28. USS America (CV-66)
    29. 29. USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
    30. 30. U.S.S. Ranger (CVA-61)
    31. 31. USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
    32. 32. A-3 Skywarrior
    33. 33. USS Forrestal (CV-59)* *May go on permanent display in Baltimore, MD.
    34. 34. USS Hancock (CV-19)
    35. 35. USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
    36. 36. USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
    37. 37. USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
    38. 38. USS Hancock (CV-19)
    39. 39. USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
    40. 40. USS Independence (CV-62)
    41. 41. JATO
    42. 42. 10 miles south of Pleiku Nha Trang, SVN Off USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) Over Mekong River
    43. 43. DaNang, SVN
    44. 44. Mediterranean USS America (CV-66)
    45. 45. Mediterranean VP George Bush signed during trip to muster support for action against Libya's Quaddaffi.
    46. 46. Golden Gate Bridge
    47. 47. Blue Angel
    48. 48. Mt. Shasta
    49. 49. NAS Alameda
    50. 50. Landing
    51. 51. &quot;Coming Aboard&quot; <ul><li>USS Nimitz (CVN-68) </li></ul><ul><li>Nimitz class was largest warships ever built </li></ul><ul><li>6,000 personnel. </li></ul>4
    52. 52. USS Hancock (CV-19)
    53. 53. USS Midway (CVA-41)
    54. 54. 30th Anniversary
    55. 55. 50th Anniversary Raytheon Flight Test Operations, Van Nuys, CA
    56. 56. 50th Anniversary (2002) Raytheon Flight Test Operations, Van Nuys, CA
    57. 57. 50th Anniversary (2002) Raytheon Flight Test Operations, Van Nuys, CA
    58. 58. 50 th Anniversary (2002) Raytheon Flight Test Operations, Van Nuys, CA Donald Douglas Jr.
    59. 59. A-3 Skywarriors On Display
    60. 60. A-3 Skywarriors On Display <ul><li>National Museum of Naval Aviation, N.A.S. Pensacola, FL </li></ul><ul><li>Fulton County Airport, Johnstown, NY </li></ul><ul><li>New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT </li></ul><ul><li>Pima Air Museum, Tucson, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>USS Lexington, Corpus Christi, TX </li></ul><ul><li>Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>NAS Rota, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>USS Midway, San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum </li></ul><ul><li>NAS Sanford, FL </li></ul><ul><li>Edwards Air Force Base – First Flights Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Mojave Airport, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Raytheon Flight Test Operations, Van Nuys, CA </li></ul><ul><li>NAS Lakehurst, NJ </li></ul><ul><li>NAS Key West, FL </li></ul><ul><li>Barry M. Goldwater Range, Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Gila Bend, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>Yanks Air Museum, Chino, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Utah Air Museum, Washington, UT </li></ul><ul><li>Western Aerospace Museum, North Field Oakland International Airport </li></ul><ul><li>National Vigilance Park, NSA, Fort Meade, MD </li></ul>
    61. 61. A-3 Skywarriors On Display <ul><li>National Museum of Naval Aviation, N.A.S. Pensacola, FL </li></ul><ul><li>Fulton County Airport, Johnstown, NY </li></ul><ul><li>New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT </li></ul><ul><li>Pima Air Museum, Tucson, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>USS Lexington, Corpus Christi, TX </li></ul><ul><li>Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>NAS Rota, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>USS Midway, San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum </li></ul><ul><li>NAS Sanford, FL </li></ul><ul><li>Edwards Air Force Base – First Flights Museum, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Mojave Airport, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Raytheon Flight Test Operations, Van Nuys, CA </li></ul><ul><li>NAS Lakehurst, NJ </li></ul><ul><li>NAS Key West, FL </li></ul><ul><li>Barry M. Goldwater Range, Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, Gila Bend, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>Yanks Air Museum, Chino, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Utah Air Museum, Washington, UT </li></ul><ul><li>Western Aerospace Museum, North Field Oakland International Airport </li></ul><ul><li>National Vigilance Park, NSA, Fort Meade, MD </li></ul>
    62. 62. Western Aerospace Museum North Field Oakland International Airport
    63. 63. July 13, 2004
    64. 66. National Vigilance Park
    65. 67. A-3 Skywarrior Crew Lost In Service 2-Oct-58 VAH 1 AD2 Zinn James 228 25-Aug-67 VAP 62 (TAD VAP 61) LT JG Zavocky James 227 2-Jan-61   VAH 2 Young Jackie 226 9-Jul-74 VQ 2 LCDR Worrell Dwight 225             13-Jan-62 VAH 2 LT JG Beadles Thomas 8 25-Jan-87 VQ 2 LT Batchelder Stephan 7 19-Jul-64 VAH 11 CDR Bartholomew B 6 21-Mar-61 VAH 11 AE2 Barsness Lowell 5 26-May-66 VQ 1 ATC Aubin   4 18-Sep-59 VAH 2 LT JG Atkinson Gerald 3 28-Dec-62 VAH 5 LCDR Andrews, III Charles 2 27-Nov-63 VAH 123 LT JG Aldrich William 1 Date Squadron Rank Last First  
    66. 68. EKA-3B (BuNo 142251) <ul><li>Loaded aboard USS Midway's flight deck on the morning of May 26, 2006. </li></ul>Downtown San Diego at Navy Pier, Midway
    67. 69. Call sign “Blackey” A-3 Skywarrior Plane Captain

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