DOUGLAS A3D-l (A-3A) "SKYWARRIOR"
/aka/ the "Whale "

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A3 Skywarrior - The 'Whale'

The "Whale" was the largest plane to be launched from Hanna's Flight Deck!
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Picture courtesy of Ed Holmes 'Soundings'

A Picture of an A-3 Skywarrior
By Navy Liutenant Hal Gilreath
stationed in VQ-2 Rota, Spain 1987-1990


Onboard Squadron of CAG-21 featuring this Aircraft was

VAH-4 Det Lima


A3 Modified 'Lucille" Skywarrior

A3D Skywarrior
More affectionately known as 'Lucille', BuNo 135442 of VAH-3 taxies up past the island on
board USS FDR (CVA-42). Circa 57. This was probably during VAH-3s early CarQual period.
photo provided by
Vic Kretsinger

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