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Douglas A3D Skywarrior
Douglas A3D Skywarrior
The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior was designed as a strategic bomber for the United States Navy, but its primary function for much of its later service life was as an electronic warfare platform, tactical air reconnaissance platform, and high capacity aerial refueling tanker. In these roles it was among the longest serving carrier-based aircraft in history, entering service in the mid-1950s and retired in 1991. Throughout its service, it was the heaviest operational aircraft to operate from aircraft carriers, earning its nickname, "The Whale".

The Skywarrior is one of only two U.S. Navy attack aircraft intended as a strategic bomber to enter full-scale service, the other being its predecessor, the North American AJ Savage. The carrier-based supersonic North American A-5 Vigilante was also originally designed for strategic nuclear strike missions and initially, very briefly, supplanted the A-3 in that role beginning in the early 1960s.

Douglas XA3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 125412
  • First flight, October 28, 1952.
  • Delivered to the US Navy, May 1954.
  • Assigned to NATC Patuxent River, MD.
  • Transferred to NAS Memphis as a ground trainer, Memphis, TN, May 1956.
  • Transferred to VAH-123 as NJ-305, 1963.
Douglas XA3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 125412
Douglas XA3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 125412 over Edwards AFB, CA, on October 28, 1952.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas XA3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 125413
  • First flight, October 2, 1953.
  • Delivered to the US Navy, October 1955.
  • Assigned to NASWF as 413, 1955.
  • Written off at NAS Alameda, CA, 1963.
  • Displayed on the USS Intrepid Museum, New York, NY, ????-2005.
  • Displayed at the Fulton County APT in Johnstown, NY, ????-2018.

Douglas YA3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130352
  • First flight, El Segundo, CA, September 16, 1953.
  • Delivered to the US Navy, October 1953.
  • Assigned to NASWF as 352, 1954-1955.
  • Converted to NA-3A.
  • Transferred to NMC as 352, 1958-1962.
  • Tail turret removed and redesignated as YA-3A, 1962.
  • Written off at NARF Alameda, CA after an inflight accident, June 1965.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130353
  • Delivered to the US Navy, October 1953.
  • Converted to NA-3A.
    • Assigned to NATC as 353.
  • Transferred to NMC as 353, 1956-1961.
  • Lost in ground collision October, 27, 1964.
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130353
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130353.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130354
  • 4/1954: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: NASWF as 354.
  • 12/1965: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 4/1977: Salvaged. Or in 12/1970?

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130355
  • 4/1953: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1955-59: NATC as 355.
  • 8/1964: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
  • 5/21/1965: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130356
  • 7/1954: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 7/29/1954: First flight.
  • 1954: NATC.
  • 8/1954: Converted to YA3D-1Q.
  • 1956-58: VQ-2 as JQ-1.
  • 10/16/1958: Crashed on approach to Adana AB, Turkey. 4 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130357
  • 4/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • Converted to NA-3A.
  • 1958-69: NASWF as 357.
  • 7/2/1970: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
  • 7/1976: Salvaged. At NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130358
  • 6/1954: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • Converted to YA3D-1P.
  • 1957: VAP-62.
  • Converted to NRA-3A.
  • 1961-64: NADC as 358.
  • 12/1/1964: Struck off charge at NADC Johnsville, PA.
  • 12/1964: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130359
  • 10/22/1955: Crashed near Lancaster/Edwards AFB, CA. 2 crewmen were killed. Or on 10/27/1955? Before being delivered to the US Navy?

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130360
  • 3/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 3/7/1955: First flight.
  • 4/1955: Converted to A3D-1Q.
  • 1956-57: VQ-2 as JQ-2.
  • 12/30/1957: Damaged beyond repair in a hard landing at NAS Port Lyautey, French Morocco.
  • Broken up for spare parts on site.

YA3D-1 (YA-3A) 130361
  • 3/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 3/26/1955: First flight.
  • 4/1955: Converted to A3D-1Q.
  • 1956-58: VQ-2 as JQ-3.
  • 1958-60: VQ-2 as JQ-1.
  • 1960: NATC.
  • 1/24/1964: Struck off charge at BWR FR Baltimore, MD.
  • Bailed to Westinghouse Corp for tests.
  • 1963: Transferred to the US Army for tests.
  • 1968: Returned to the USN.
  • 9/1968: Assigned as a ground trainer to NATF Lakehurst, NJ.
  • 1969: NATC.
  • 1969: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 12/31/1970: Struck off charge.
  • Currently preserved at the Pima Air and Space Museum, AZ.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130362
  • 6/24/1955: First flight.
  • 7/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 7/1955: Converted to A3D-1Q.
  • 1956-59: VQ-1.
  • 5/28/1959: Ditched into the Sea of Japan on approach to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. 4 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130363
  • 4/19/1955: First flight.
  • 8/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 8/1955: Converted to A3D-1Q.
  • 1956: VQ-1 as PR-1.
  • 1961-79: NMC as NMC-363.
  • 3/1979: Salvaged at NAS Point Mugu, CA.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135407
  • 1/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-123 as NJ-309.
  • 1968: NATF as 8.
  • 7/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 4/1977: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135408
  • Converted to YA3D-1.
  • 1956-57: NATC as 408.
  • 1960: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx.
  • 1/4/1960: Written off after an accident.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135409
  • 7/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • Converted to NA-3A.
  • 1973-74: PMTC as 72.
  • 7/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/1975: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135410
  • 5/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: NMC as 410.
  • 1/22/1959: Went missing over the Pacific Ocean on a flight from NAS Point Mugu, CA. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135411
  • 8/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • Converted to NRA-3A.
  • 1956: NATC as 411.
  • VAH-123 as NJ-303.
  • Bailed to Hughes Inc for tests.
  • Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1/18/1975: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135412
  • 8/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as AB-2.
  • 1961: VAH-123 as NJ-5.
  • 1968-70: NATF as 5.
  • 8/20/1970: Struck off charge at NAFT Lakehurst, NJ.
  • 8/1970: Assigned as a ground trainer to NATF Lakehurst, NJ as 5.
  • Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135413
  • 10/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1956-58: NASWF.
  • 1963: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx.
  • 1/3/1963: Ditched into the sea off NAS Alameda, CA on a test flight. Or in 9/1963?

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135414
  • 12/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: NAF China Lake, CA for tests.
  • 11/8/1965: Crashed near NATF Lakehurst, NJ.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135415
  • 1/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1956: NATC.
  • 1956: VAH-1 as TB-4.
  • 1958: VAH-1 as GH-6.
  • 1959: VAH-3 as GJ-210.
  • 4/10/1969: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
  • Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard?
    *10/1973: Salvaged? Or in 4/1969 at NAS Alameda?

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135416
  • 5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VX-5 as XE-1.
  • 1963: VAH-3.
  • 9/30/1963: Damaged beyond repair in an accident.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135417
  • 5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as TB-7.
  • 9/26/1957: Crashed while attempting to land on USS Forrestal in the North Atlantic, slid over slide into the sea. 3 crewmen and 1 sailor on the deck were killed.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135418
  • 7/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-1 as TB-8.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as AB-4.
  • VAH-3.
  • VAH-123.
  • Converted to EA-3A.
  • Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
  • Returned to service.
  • 1960-74: PMTC as 70.
  • 12/5/1974: Struck off charge at NARF Pensacola, FL.
  • Currently preserved at the Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola, FL.
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135418
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135418 at San Francisco, CA.
[Source: William T. Larkins photo]

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135419
  • 7/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-3 as AL-306.
  • VAH-3 as GJ-206.
  • 1961: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx
    *3/7/1961: Caught fire and crashed on approach to NAS Whidbey Island, WA. 1 crewman was killed.

A3D-1 135420
  • 6/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as AB-10.
  • 1959: VAH-7 as GJ-404.
  • 1959: VAH-1 as AG-606.
  • 10/1964: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
  • 10/30/1964: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135421
  • 1/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1956: NATC.
  • 1956: VAH-1 as TB-1.
  • PMTC.
  • 8/6/1964: Struck off charge at NATF Lakehurst, NJ.
  • Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135422
  • Delivered to the US Navy, January 1956.
  • Assigned to NATC, 1956.
  • Transferred to VAH-1, 1956.
  • Transferred to VAH-3, 1960.
    • Crashed into the Banana River near Patrick AFB, FL, May 18, 1960.
    • Incident happened while performing touch-and-goes.
    • 3 crewmen were killed.
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135422
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135422 at NAS Jacksonville, FL.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135423
  • 1/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1956: NATC.
  • 1956: VAH-1.
  • 1957-58: VAH-3 as GJ-211.
  • 1961: VAH-3 as GJ-211.
  • 1966: VAH-3 as GJ-211.
  • 1966: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard?
    *5/23/1969: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
  • 10/1973: Salvaged?

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135424
  • 2/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 2/14/1956: Due to landing gear failure, the crew bailed out near Edwards AFB, CA. Empty plane remained airborne and was shot down by three friendly USAF F-100 jet fighters over the California desert north of Edwards AFB.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135425
  • 5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1956-57: NATC.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as AB-3.
  • VX-5 as XE-02.
  • VQ-2 as JQ-3.
  • 1963: VAH-3 as GJ-xxx.
  • 9/26/1963: Damaged beyond repair in an accident.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135426
  • 5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962-63: VAH-123 as NJ-6.
  • 11/27/1963: Crashed.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135427
  • 6/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957-58: VAH-3 as AL-3xx.
  • Converted to NA-3A for Phoenix missile tests.
  • NATC.
  • 1968: PMTC.
  • 8/3/1970: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135428
  • 7/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-123.
  • 1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 12/22/1967: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135429
  • 7/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as AB-11.
  • VAH-3 as AL-306.
  • 1959: VAH-1.
  • 6/19/1959: Ditched into the sea after a launch failure from the USS Independence. 2 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135430
  • 10/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-3.
  • 6/19/1957: Written off after an accident.
  • Salvaged at NAS Jacksonville, FL.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135431
  • 8/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: NATC as 31.
  • 1962: VAH-123 as NJ-310.
  • 1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1/17/1968: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135432
  • Delivered to the US Navy, September 1956.
  • VAH-3 as EW-5.
  • 1957: VAH-3 as AL-305.
  • 1960-63: VAH-3 as GJ-202.
  • 8/2/1968: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135432
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135432.
[Source: US Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135433
  • 10/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1956: VAH-3 as EW-2.
  • 3/5/1964: Struck off charge at NWL Dahlgren, VA.
  • Assigned as a ground trainer to NAS Norfolk, VA.
  • 1987-90: VAQ-33 FRAMP school trainer.
  • Temporarly sold to Disney Corp in Hollywood, FL as a movie prop.
  • Currently preserved at NAS Key West, FL?
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135433
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135433 of Heavy Attack Squadron VAH-3 in a jet-assisted take off from the runway at NAS Jacksonville, FL.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3565]

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135434
  • 11/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957-58: VAH-3 as AL-309.
  • 1959: VAH-3 as GJ-209.
  • VAH-9.
  • NATC.
  • Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ, due to accident damage.
  • Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • Edwards AFB, CA for barrier tests.
  • 6/30/1967: Struck off charge.
  • Abandoned at Edwards AFB, CA for many decades.
  • 2010: Recovered and restored.
  • Currently preserved at the Edwards AFB Museum, CA.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135435
  • 2/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as AB-5.
  • NATC.
  • 1964-66: NATF as 5.
  • 4/1/1966: Struck off charge.
  • 4/1966: Assigned as a ground trainer at NATF Lakehurst, NJ, as 5.
  • 1968: Naval Electronics Labratory, as 5.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135436
  • 2/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1956: NATC.
  • 1956-57: VAH-1 as TB-6.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as AB-6.
  • 1960: VAH-1 as AG-604.
  • 1960: VAH-1 as AG-614.
  • VAH-123 as NJ-312.
  • 1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1/29/1968: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
  • 10/1973: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135437
  • 8/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-3.
  • 2/9/1957: Ran out of fuel and ditched into the sea on approach to NS Mayport, FL. Pilot was killed.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135438
  • 5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as GH-8.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as AB-8.
  • VAH-123.
  • 1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 8/16/1968: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
  • 10/1973: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135439
  • 6/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as AB-9.
  • Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
  • 10/30/1964: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135440
  • 4/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1956: VAH-2 as BF-1.
  • 1957: VAH-1.
  • 8/26/1957: Crashed near Troutman, NC in bad weather. 1 crewman was killed.
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135440
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135440.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135441
  • 8/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-3 as EW-6.
  • 1957: VAH-3 as AL-306.
  • 8/19/1957: Crashed on a nighttime flight.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135442
  • 9/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-3 as AL-307.
  • 1963: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx.
  • 3/14/1963: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA on a nighttime flight.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135443
  • 10/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1956: VAH-1 as TB-12.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as AB-12.
  • 1958: VAH-1.
  • 9/30/1958: Written off?
    *3/1964: Assigned as a ground trainer to NWL Dahlgren, VA.
  • Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135444
  • 8/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-123 as NJ-302.
  • 12/1965: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 6/30/1967: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1974: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138902
  • Delivered to the US Navy, May 16, 1956.
  • Bailed to Douglas, El Segundo, May 21, 1956.
  • O&R Jacksonville, FL, November 19, 1959.
  • Assigned to VAH-11 at NAS Oceana, VA, February 19, 1960.
  • Transferred to VAH-1 at NAS Sanford, May 31, 1960.
  • Deployed aboard U.S.S. Independance, June 17, 1960.
  • Ashore at NAS Oceana, July 2, 1960.
  • Deployed aboard U.S.S. Independance, August 13, 1960.
    • Crashed during a flight from the USS Independence, August 13, 1960.
    • Aircraft written off and not recovered.
    • Total time on airframe: 541 hours.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138903
  • Delivered to the U.S. Navy, April 16, 1956
  • Bailed to Douglas Corp, El Segundo, CA May 21, 1956-1958.
    • Crashed near Barstow, CA during autopilot tests, February 7, 1958.
    • 2 crewmen were killed.
  • Total Airframe time: 142 hrs.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138903
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138903 refuels a Grumman F9F-7 Cougar/Bu. 141043 during refueling equipment tests in the mid-1950s.
[Source: U.S. Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138904
  • 12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957-59: NATC.
  • 1962-63: VAH-5 as AJ-613.
  • VAH-10 as ZR-12.
  • 1967-68: VAH-4 as ZB-1.
  • 1969-70: VAH-10 as NP-610.
  • 7/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1987: Salvaged.
  • Currently preserved at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138905
  • 10/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957-58: NATC, as a YA3D-2.
  • VAH-4.
  • 9/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967-68: VAH-4 as ZB-2.
  • 1970: VAH-123 as NJ-309.
  • 7/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1987: Salvaged.
  • Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138906
  • 3/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957-58: VAH-9 as GM-6.
  • 1958: VAH-9 as AC-6.
  • 1960-61: VAH-9 as AC-506. Or VAH-1 as AG-6xx?
    *1961: VAH-13 as GP-600.
  • 1964: VAH-4 as ZB-xx.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-4 as ZB-2.
  • VAQ-208.
  • 9/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1987: Salvaged.
  • Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138906
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138906.
[Source: U.S. Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138907
  • 3/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1963: VAH-10 as NK-209.
  • 7/5/1963: Crashed on a flight from the USS Constellation.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138908
  • Delivered to the US Navy, November 27, 1956.
  • Assigned to VAH-2 as ZB-8, NAS North Island, November 28, 1956-1958.
  • Detatched to NAS Alameda, August 10, 1957.
  • Deployed to USS Ticonderoga, circa 1958.
    • Ditched into the South China Sea after a bad launch, January 6, 1958
    • Aircraft not recovered.
  • Total airframe time: 323 hours.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138909
  • 11/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-2 as ZA-9.
  • 7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-10 as AA-614.
  • 1968: VAQ-132 as NK-1xx.
  • 12/2/1968: Crashed into the sea off California after a bad launch from USS Enterprise. 2 crewmen were killed. Or on 12/4/1968?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138910
  • Delivered to the US Navy, November 30, 1956.
  • Assigned to VAH-4 as ZB-10, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, December 6, 1956.
  • Ditched into the sea off NAS Whidbey Island, WA, August 12, 1957.
    • Aircraft not recovered.
  • Total airframe time: 184 hours

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138911
  • 2/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-4 as ZB-11.
  • 1961: VAH-13 as GP-608.
  • VAH-6 as AJ-606.
  • 5/1969: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1971: VAQ-308 as ND-631.
  • 1974: VAQ-308 as ND-633.
  • 9/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1987: Salvaged.
  • Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138911
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138911 of VAH-13/"Bats" on deck as a
RIM-2 Terrier SAM is fired by the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63).

[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138912
  • Delivered to the US Navy, December 21, 1956.
  • Assigned to VAH-4, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, December 31, 1956.
    • Deployed as Detachment M with VAH-2, NAS Alameda, CA, August 19, 1957.
  • Returned to VAH-4, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, September 1, 1957.
    • Deployed as Detachment D aboard USS Hancock, February 15, 1958.
    • Deployed as Detachment H aboard USS Midway, September 28, 1958.
  • Returned to VAH-4, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, November 5, 1958.
    • Deployed as Detachment C aboard Shangri-la, February 18, 1959.
  • Returned to VAH-4, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, October 1, 1959.
    • Deployed as Detachment F aboard USS Oriskany, May 1, 1960.
    • Crashed into the sea after take-off from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, August 20, 1960.
    • Total Airframe Time: 1446 hours.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138913
  • Delivered to the US Navy, December 15, 1956.
  • Assigned to VAH-4 at NAS Whidbey Island, WA, December 22, 1956.
    • Coded as ZB-3.
    • Deployed as Detachment M with VAH-2, NAS Alameda, CA, August 19, 1957.
  • Returned to VAH-4, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, September 01, 1957.
    • Deployed as Detachment D aboard USS Hancock, February 15, 1958.
    • Deployed as Detachment H aboard USS Midway, September 28, 1958.
  • Returned to VAH-4, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, December 18, 1958.
    • Deployed as Detachment C, NAF Atsugi, Japan, April 03, 1959.
  • Returned to VAH-4, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, April 08, 1959.
    • Ditched into the sea southeast of Hawaii while attempting a night landing on USS Lexington, May 5, 1959.
    • Aircraft not recovered, written off.
    • Crew rescued by USS Hubbard whale boat.
  • Total airframe time: 797 hours

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138914
  • 11/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960: VAH-4 as ZB-19.
  • 1963: VAH-3 as GJ-208.
  • 1965: VAH-123.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1974: VAQ-308 as ND-634.
  • Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1987: Salvaged.
  • Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138914
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138914 of VAQ-308, NAS Alameda reserve squadron, in 1974.
[Source: William T. Larkins photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138915
  • 12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960-61: VAH-4 as ZB-15.
  • 9/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAQ-130.
  • 1970-71: VAQ-133 as NH-610.
  • 8/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 1985: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138916
  • Delivered to the US Navy.
  • BOC: January 1957
  • Assigned to VAH-1 as AG-600, 1962.
  • Assigned to VAH-1 as AG-606.
  • Assigned to VAH-7 as GL-405, c1959.
  • Assigned to VAH-6, 1963.
  • Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA, September 17, 1963.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138916
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138916 over NAS Sanford, FL, c1959. Note: Missing tail guns.
[Source: US Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138917
  • 12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957-59: VAH-2 as ZA-7.
  • 1960-61: VAH-1 as AG-605.
  • VAH-8 as ZD-10.
  • 1967: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx.
  • 4/5/1967: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138917
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138917 from VAH-1 "Smokin' Tigers" is launched from the aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVA-62).
[Source: U.S. Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138918
  • 6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-11 as AB-611.
  • 1962: VAH-1 as AG-608.
  • 1966: VAH-11 as AJ-606.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1969: VAQ-132 as NG-61x.
  • 1/14/1969: Burnt out in a deck accident onboard the USS Enterprise off Hawaii.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138919
  • Delivered to the US Navy, December 21, 1956.
  • Assigned to VAH-2 as ZA-xx, NAS North Island, CA, December 27, 1956.
  • Crashed into the sea off the USS Bon Homme Richard off San Diego, CA, May 14, 1957.
    • 3 crewmen were killed.
  • Total airframe time: 142 hours

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138920
  • 12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960-65: VAH-4 as ZB-8.
  • VAH-2.
  • Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 6/30/1967: Struck off charge.
  • 10/1973: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138921
  • 1/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958-59: VAH-2 as ZA-xx.
  • 1961: VAH-3 as GJ-9.
  • 1965: VAH-123.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-2.
  • 4/1/1968: Crashed while practicing touch-and-goes at NAS Whidbey Island, WA due to dual engine flame-out (with a VAH-10 crew at the controls.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138922
  • 2/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-4 as ZB-6.
  • 7/1967: Bailed to McDonnell Douglas for tests.
  • 1970: VAQ-33 as xx-2.
  • 1974: VAQ-33 as GD-11.
  • 1976: VAQ-33.
  • Assigned as a ground trainer at NATF Lakehurst, NJ. In 1973?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138923
  • 2/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-4 as ZB-9.
  • 1/1969: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAQ-208.
  • 1971: VAQ-308 as ND-630.
  • 6/25/1973: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
  • Salvaged.
  • Ever at AMARC?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138924
  • Delivered to the US Navy, January 31, 1957.
  • Assigned to VAH-4, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, February 7, 1957.
  • Deployed to Detatchment X, NAS Whidley Island, WA, March 1, 1958.
    • Deployed to Detatchment D aboard USS Hancock, March 17, 1958.
    • Deployed to Detatchment H aboard USS Midway, September 28, 1958.
  • Returned to VAH-4, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, December 6, 1958.
    • Deployed to Detatchment C aboard USS Shangri-la, February 18, 1959.
    • Deployed to Detatchment C at NAF Atsugi, Japan, April 14, 1959.
    • Deployed to Detatchment C aboard USS Shangri-la, May 31, 1959.
    • Deployed to Detatchment C at NAS Miramar, CA, July 15, 1959.
    • Deployed to Detatchment C aboard USS Shangri-la, August 31, 1959.
  • Returned to VAH-4, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, October 1, 1959.
    • Deployed to Detatchment F aboard USS Oriskany, May 1, 1960.
  • Returned to VAH-4, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, October 05, 1960.
    • Deployed to Detatchment E aboard USS Bonne Homme Richard, April 24, 1961.
    • While enroute from NAS Cubi Point to NAF Naha on July 7, 1961, aircraft collided with water.
    • Crew abandoned aircraft.
    • Aircraft written off.
  • Total airframe time: 1600 hours.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138925
  • 3/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-9 as AC-5.
  • 4/1969: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAQ-208 as AF-651.
  • 1978: VAQ-208 as AF-611.
  • 1979: NATC.
  • 1985: VAQ-33.
  • 1987: VAQ-33 as GD-140.
  • 11/16/1987: Crash landed at Elmendorf AFB, AK after a collision with ERA-3B 144827.
  • Wreck burnt up in fire training at Elmendorf AFB, AK afterwards.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138926
  • Delivered to the US Navy, April 23, 1957.
  • Assigned to VAH-9, NAS Sanford, FL, April 8, 1957.
  • Transferred to VAH-11, NAS Sanford, FL, December 31, 1957.
  • Transferred to VAH-1, NAS Jacksonville, FL, August, 1958.
  • Transferred to VAH-9 aboard USS Saratoga, September 4, 1958.
  • Transferred to VAH-5 as AK-510 aboard USS Forrestal, September 18, 1958.
    • Heavily damaged in accident.
    • Recat for progressive rework, flyable, January 7, 1959
  • Transferred to NAF Naples, January 15, 1959.
    • Written off, March 31, 1959.
  • Total airframe time: 264 hours
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138926
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu/ 138926 of Heavy Attack Squadron 5 (VAH-5) "Savage Sons" landing at NAS Port Lyautey, Morocco, c1958.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138927
  • 4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957-58: VAH-9 as GM-3.
  • 1963: VAH-4 as ZB-xx.
  • 2/12/1963: Crashed on a flight from the USS Ticonderoga.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138928
  • 2/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962-63: VAH-5 as AJ-6xx.
  • 7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-2 as ZA-611.
  • 1968: VAQ-132 as NG-6.
  • 7/10/1970: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138929
  • 3/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957-58: VAH-9 as GM-xx.
  • 1958: VAH-9 as AC-xx.
  • 1959-60: VAH-9 as AC-5xx.
  • 1961: VAH-9 as AC-503.
  • 9/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1969: VAQ-130 as VR-xx.
  • 1970: VAQ-130 as VR-77.
  • VAQ-208 as AF-652.
  • 1972: VAQ-308 as ND-632.
  • 7/1977: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 2/1978: Returned to service.
  • 1979-80: NATC.
  • 1/26/1980: Crashed on approach to NAS Patuxent River, MD under mysterious circumstances. 2 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138930
  • 4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957-58: VAH-9 as GM-2.
  • 1958: VAH-9 as AC-2.
  • 1959-60: VAH-9 as AC-502.
  • 1965: VAH-4.
  • 2/8/1965: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA. Or on 2/12/1965?
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138930
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138930 of heavy attack squadron VAH-9 Hoot Owls from the USS Saratoga (CVA-60) flies over the Isle of Capri, Italy, 1958.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138931
  • 5/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957-58: VAH-2 as ZA-11.
  • 1963: VAH-9 as AC-505.
  • 5/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAQ-130.
  • 1968: VAQ-131 as NH-4.
  • 1969: VAQ-131 as NH-611.
  • 1970-71: VAQ-131 as AB-611.
  • 7/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1987: Salvaged.
  • Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138932
  • 2/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-1 as AG-610.
  • 1961: VAH-1 as AG-620.
  • 1965: VAH-10 as AB-603.
  • 1969: VAH-123 as NJ-315.
  • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1969: VAQ-132 as NG-610.
  • 1970: VAQ-134 as NE-610.
  • 1974: VAQ-308 as ND-631.
  • 4/1975: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138932
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138932 of VAH-1 performing a JATO assisted take-off, c1961.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138933
  • 4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-9 as AC-10.
  • 1961: VAH-1 as AG-606.
  • 1964-65: VAH-6 as AJ-610.
  • 1/1969: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1971-72: VAQ-308 as ND-633.
  • 10/1972: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1987: Salvaged.
  • Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138934
  • 5/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-2 as ZA-4.
  • 1958-59: VAH-2 as ZB-4.
  • 1959-61: VAH-4 as ZB-7.
  • 1962: VAH-13 as GP-601.
  • 1963: VAH-13.
  • 3/4/1963: Ditched into the Sea of Japan during an attempted night landing on the USS Kitty Hawk. 2 crewmen were killed. Or crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138935
  • Delivered to the US Navy, May 20, 1957.
  • Assigned to VAH-4, NAS Whidbey Island, WA, May 25, 1957.
    • Coded as ZB-5.
  • Deployed with Detachment C aboard USS Shangri-la, March 01, 1958.
    • Slid off deck during landing attempt, Philippine Sea, August 2, 1958.
    • Aircraft plunged into the sea, two crewman killed.
    • Aircraft not recovered and written off.
  • Total airframe time: 480 hours.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138936
  • Delivered to the US Navy, May 8, 1957.
  • assigned to VAH-2 at NAS North Island, WA, May 10, 1957.
    • Coded as ZA-3
  • Deployed with Detachment B aboard USS Bonne Homme Richard, September 07, 1957.
  • Transferred to VAH-2, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, October 02, 1957.
    • Ditched into the sea off NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, October 14, 1957.
    • Aircraft written off.
  • Total airframe time: 144 hours.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138937
  • 5/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958-59: VAH-2 as ZB-3.
  • 1960-61: VAH-6 as NG-5.
  • Transferred to VAH-5 as AJ-615, 1962.
    • Deployed aboard USS Forrestal.
  • 1965: VAH-123 as NJ-303.
  • 1/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx.
  • 7/24/1968: Written off at NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138937
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138937.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138938
  • 9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • Converted to NA-3B.
  • 1975-87: PMTC as 74.
  • 5/1987: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/2012: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138939
  • 6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-9 as AC-9.
  • 1962-63: VAH-5 as AJ-6xx.
  • 1965: VAH-123.
  • 1965-67: VAH-10 as AB-605.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAH-123 as NJ-307.
  • VAQ-208.
  • PMTC.
  • Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 6/18/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1987: Salvaged.
  • Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138940
  • 6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-5 as GK-306.
  • 1958-59: VAH-5 as AK-508.
  • 1959-60: VAH-5 as AJ-609.
  • 1965: VAH-4 as ZB-5.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAH-10 as xx-610.
  • 1970: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx.
  • 2/18/1970: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138941
  • 6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-9 as AC-7.
  • 1961-62: VAH-9 as AC-507.
  • 6/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968-69: VAQ-131 as NH-612.
  • 1970: VAQ-131 as AB-612.
  • 1971: VAQ-131.
  • 1/8/1971: Struck off charge at NARF Norfolk, VA.
  • Salvaged at NAS Norfolk, VA. In 10/1973?
    *Ever at AMARC?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138942
  • 6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-9.
  • 2/7/1958: Written off at NAS Sanford, FL.
  • 1958: Salvaged at the AMARC bone yard.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138943
  • 7/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VQ-2.
  • 1958-59: VAH-5 as AK-507.
  • 1961: VAH-11 as AB-606.
  • VAH-11 as AB-608.
  • 3/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-10 as NL-720.
  • 1969: VAH-10 as NL-017.
  • 2/16/1969: Crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin due to pilot error. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138944
  • 7/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-10 as AE-x21.
  • 1968: VAH-10 as AE-011.
  • 1969: ? as AA-10.
  • VAQ-13 as GD-220.
  • 1975-76: PMTC as 73.
  • 2/1976: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 2/1979: Returned to service.
  • 1979: NATC as 701.
  • 4/1982: Put back into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 3/1985: Returned to service.
  • 1985-89: VAQ-34 as GD-220.
  • 1990: VAQ-34.
  • 12/17/1990: Struck off charge.
  • Was preserved in Corpus Christi, TX.
  • Currently preserved onboard the USS Lexington Museum, TX.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138944
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138944 in flight during a test launch of a Temco XASM-N-8 Corvus anti-raditation missile at the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC), Point Mugu, CA.
[Source: U.S. Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138945
  • 7/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-5 as GK-309.
  • VAH-5 as AJ-609.
  • VAH-11 as AB-6xx.
  • 1966: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx.
  • 3/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 3/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1/31/1972: Struck off charge.
  • 3/1974: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138946
  • 7/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-9 as GM-8.
  • VAH-5 as GK-308.
  • 1961: VAH-13 as GP-609.
  • 1961-62: VAH-10 as NK-206.
  • 1965: VAH-123 .
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-10 as NL-017.
  • 1969-70: VAH-10 as NP-611.
  • VAH-10 as NP-612.
  • 6/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1/31/1972: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1974: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138947
  • 12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy, December 1956.
  • Assigned to VAH-5 as GK-310, 1958.
    • Recoded as AK-510.
  • Transferred to VAH-7 as GL-408, 1960.
  • Transferred to VAH-10 as NK-207, 1961-1962.
  • Transferred to VAH-4 as ZB-9, 1963.
  • Transferred to VAH-2.
  • Transferred to VAH-4 as ZB-610, 1965.
    • Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin after a bad launch from the USS Oriskany, May 25, 1965.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138947
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu 138947/NK-207 of VAH-10 Vikings, taking the barricade
on USS Constellation (CVA-64), August 06, 1962.

[Source: U.S. Navy photo via G. Verver/Flickr]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138947
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu 138947/NK-207 of VAH-10 Vikings, taking the barricade
on USS Constellation (CVA-64), August 06, 1962.

[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3682]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138948
  • 7/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-9 as AC-xx.
  • 1960: VAH-9 as GM-11.
  • 7/26/1960: Crashed on a flight from the USS Saratoga.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138948
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138948 of VAH-9 "Hoot Owls" launches from the waist catapult of the USS Saratoga (CVA-60), during the NATO exercise "Operation Strikeback", in September-October 1957.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138949
  • 8/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-11.
  • 6/2/1958: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL. Or on 8/1/1958?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138950
  • 8/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-5.
  • 1958: Crash landed at Evreux-Fauville AB, France.
  • 12/12/1958: Written off onboard the USS Forrestal due to an accident? Or in 3/1959? Was this in relation to the accident at Eveurx-Fauville AB, France?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138951
  • 8/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-5 as AK-502.
  • VAH-10 as NK-211.
  • 9/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 8/1970: Assigned as a ground trainer at NAS Alameda, CA.
  • 8/27/1970: Struck off charge.
  • Returned to service.
  • 1971: VAQ-130 as TR-20.
  • Salvaged at NAS North Island, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138952
  • 9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-9 as AC-504.
  • 1962: VAH-10 as AE-604.
  • VAH-13 as NH-601.
  • 1967: NAF China Lake, CA.
  • 3/15/1967: Crashed on approach to Lockbourne AFB, OH. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138953
  • 9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-11 as AB-xx7.
  • 1960: VAH-5 as AJ-612.
  • VAH-13.
  • VAH-1 as AG-601.
  • VAH-11 as AB-607.
  • 7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-10 as AA-615.
  • VAH-10 as ZR-10.
  • VAH-10 as AB-652.
  • VAH-10 as AA-915.
  • 1974: VAQ-130 as TR-70.
  • 2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 10/1984: Salvaged.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138953
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138953 from VAH-11 Checkertails
landing aboard the USS Independence (CVA-62).

[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138954
  • 4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-9 as AC-514.
  • 8/25/1958: Crashed on a flight from the USS Saratoga.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138955
  • Delivered to the US Navy, April 1957.
  • Assigned to VAH-9 as FG-8.
  • Transferred to VAH-9 as GM-8, 1958.
    • Recoded as AC-8.
    • Recoded as AC-508.
  • Transferred to VAH-13 as GP-603, 1961.
  • Redesignated A-3B, 1962.
  • Transferred to VAH-10 as NK-200, 1963.
    • Recoded as NK-104.
  • Transferred to VAH-123 as NJ-317.
  • Transferred to NARF Alameda, CA.
    • Converted to KA-3B tanker configuration, June 1967.
    • Damaged in accident.
    • Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA, April 21, 1970.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138955
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138955 of VAH-9 after its nose wheel collapsed during recovery on board
the carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60), 1959-1960.

[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 2008.122.031]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138955
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138955.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138956
  • Delivered to the US Navy, April 1957.
  • Assigned to VAH-9, 1957.
  • Crashed near Lake Golden on the grounds of NAS Sanford, FL, July 6, 1957.
    • 4 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138957
  • 4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-9 as FG-1.
  • VAH-9 as AC-1.
  • 1966: VAH-4 as ZB-611.
  • 9/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1972: VAQ-130 as TR-35.
  • 5/3/1973: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138958
  • 9/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-3.
  • 1960: VAH-6 as NG-xx.
  • 4/29/1960: Crashed on a practice bombing run in the Hawaiian Islands. All crewmembers were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138959
  • 5/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958-59: VAH-2 as ZA-9.
  • 1960-61: VAH-6 as NG-xx.
  • VAH-4 as ZB-9.
  • 1962-64: VAH-4 as ZB-10.
  • 9/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967-68: VAH-4 as ZB-3.
  • 1969: VAH-10 as AG-403.
  • 8/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1/31/1972: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1974: Salvaged.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138959
Douglas A-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 138959 of VAH-4 refuels an RA-5C Vigilante/Bu. 148928 of RVAH-11 after a mission over North Vietnam, January 29, 1968.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138960
  • 5/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: VAH-4 as ZB-12.
  • VAH-3.
  • 1961: VAH-13.
  • 1/27/1961: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138961
  • 6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1964-65: VAH-6 as AJ-607.
  • 1965: VAH-123.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 6/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1/31/1972: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1974: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138962
  • 6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962: VAH-11 as AB-601.
  • 6/25/1962: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138963
  • 9/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-5 as AJ-608.
  • 12/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-10 as AG-412.
  • 8/6/1970: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138964
  • 6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1957: VAH-1 as AB-1.
  • 1958: VAH-9 as AC-510.
  • 1958: VAH-9 as AC-500.
  • VAH-9 as AC-514.
  • 10/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAQ-132.
  • 1969: VAQ-135 as NK-101.
  • 1969-70: VAQ-134 as NE-6xx.
  • VAQ-130 as TR-38.
  • VAH-123 as NJ-305.
  • 1974: VAQ-208 as AF-653.
  • Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 10/1985: Returned to service.
  • 1986: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138964
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138964 of VAH-9 Hoot Owls is launched from
the USS Saratoga (CVA-60), May 28, 1958.

[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138965
  • 7/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: VAH-4 as ZB-5.
  • 6/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAH-10 as NK-108.
  • VAQ-130 as VR-xx.
  • VAQ-132 as NG-611.
  • 1974: VAQ-208 as AF-652.
  • 7/1975: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • Returned to service for a time?
    *Currently undergoing restoration at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138966
  • 7/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960: VAH-4 as ZB-10.
  • 1963: VAH-10 as NK-210.
  • 1964-65: VAH-10 as NK-105.
  • 8/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1970-71: VAQ-133 as NH-611.
  • 12/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 2/11/1974: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
  • 1977: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138966
U.S. Navy Attack Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) in flight in August 1963.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138967
  • 8/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958-59: VAH-5 as AK-512.
  • 1961: VAH-13 as GP-606.
  • 1964-65: VAH-6 as AJ-611.
  • VAH-123 as NJ-302.
  • 5/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1970: VAQ-130 as VR-66.
  • 1971: VAQ-133 as NH-611.
  • 1972: VAQ-130 as TR-37.
  • 9/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 5/1987: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138968
  • 8/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-9.
  • VAH-5 as GK-311.
  • VAH-11 as AB-604.
  • 7/1967: Converted to NA-3B.
  • FEWSG as 1.
  • 1972: VAQ-33 as GD-2.
  • 10/10/1972: Crashed near NAS Norfolk, VA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138969
  • 8/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961-62: VAH-4 as ZB-6.
  • 1964: VAH-4 as ZB-7.
  • 1/1969: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1969: VAQ-134 as NE-610.
  • VAQ-130 as VR-99.
  • VAQ-129.
  • 5/1972: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • Currently preserved at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138970
  • 9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958-59: VAH-4 as ZB-7.
  • VAH-5 as AJ-608.
  • 1960: VAH-4.
  • 6/7/1960: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138971
  • Delivered to the US Navy, September 1957.
  • Assigned to VAH-4 as ZB-11, 1962.
    • Recoded as ZB-4.
    • Recoded as ZB-612, 1966.
    • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft, June 1967.
    • Recoded as ZB-4, 1967-1968.
  • Transferred to VAH-10 as NP-611.
    • Recoded as NP-612, 1969-1970.
  • Transferred to VAQ-131.
  • Transferred to VAW-13 as ZB-4.
  • Transferred into storage at the AMARC bone yard, March 1971.
    • Struck off charge, January 31, 1972.
    • Salvaged in May 1974 or 1986?
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138971
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 138971/ZB-4, of VAH-4 Four Runners, traps on the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63), January 28, 1968.
[Source: U.S. Navy Photo]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138972
  • 9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-9 as AC-506.
  • 1963-64: VAH-13 as NH-607.
  • 1965: VAH-123.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-10.
  • 10/3/1968: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138973
  • 9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: VAH-11 as AB-606.
  • 1963: VAH-13 as NH-608.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-10 as AE-020.
  • 1970: VAH-10 as AJ-610.
  • VAQ-129.
  • 12/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • Currently preserved at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138974
  • Delivered to the US Navy, August 1957.
  • Redesignated A-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VAH-5 as AK-503, 1958-1959.
    • Recoded as AK-303.
    • Recoded as GK-303.
  • Transferred to VQ-2.
  • Transferred to VAH-11 as AB-606, 1965.
  • Transferred to VAH-4 as ZB-610, 1965-1966.
  • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft, NARF Alameda, CA, June 1967.
  • Transferred to VAH-10 as NP-015, 1967.
    • Named "Luck of the Irish".
  • Transferred to VAH-4 as ZB-5, 1967-1968.
  • Transferred to VAH-10 as NP-015, 1969-1970.
  • Transferred to VAH-10 as NP-613, 1970.
  • Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA, July 16, 1970.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138974
Douglas A-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 138974 from VAH-4 "Fourrunners"/Detatchment G, dropping a Mk 83 bomb in South Vietnam.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3594]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138974
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138974 from Heavy Attack Squadron VAH-5 "Savage Sons" is launched from the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59)..
[Source: U.S. Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138975
  • 8/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959-60: VAH-5 as AJ-608.
  • VAH-13 as GP-xx1.
  • 1962: VAH-13 as GP-6xx.
  • VAH-5.
  • 1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 4/2/1968: Struck off charge at NPRO Long Beach, CA.
  • 10/1973: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138976
  • 9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958-59: VAH-11 as AB-610.
  • 1959: VAH-9 as AC-518.
  • 1961: VAH-11.
  • 3/21/1961: Ditched into the sea off USS F.D. Roosevelt.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142236
  • 10/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-8 as ZD-2.
  • 1960: VAH-8 as NE-601.
  • VAH-6 as ZD-2.
  • VAH-2.
  • 1962: VAH-4 as ZB-xx.
  • 12/20/1962: Crashed during a night landing attempt on USS Bon Homme Richard.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142236
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142236, c1958.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142237
  • 10/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1964: VAH-8 as NE-601.
  • 1964: VAH-4 as ZB-15.
  • VAH-8 as NE-602.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-10 as AE-0xx.
  • 5/1969: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1970: VAQ-130 as AH-010.
  • 1971: VAQ-130 as NF-610.
  • VAQ-133.
  • 7/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 11/1994: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142238
  • 10/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-8 as ZD-4.
  • VAH-8 as ZD-403.
  • 1962: VAH-13 as GP-610.
  • 1963-64: VAH-13 as NH-610.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1969: VAH-10 as AG-402.
  • 1970: VAQ-308 as ND-632.
  • 1971-72: VAQ-208 as AF-653.
  • 7/1972: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
  • Currently preserved at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142239
  • 10/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-11 as AB-601.
  • 1960: VAH-11 as AB-605.
  • 1961-62: VAH-9 as AC-5xx.
  • 1965: VAH-123.
  • 1966: VAH-4 as ZB-001.
  • 1966-67: VAH-4 as ZB-19.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1/1969: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1969: VAQ-130 as AE-22.
  • 1969: VAQ-135 as AE-22.
  • 1970: VAQ-130 as AE-011.
  • 1971: VAQ-130 as NF-611.
  • 1973: VAQ-130.
  • 8/1/1973: Written off?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142240
  • 11/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958-59: VAH-8 as ZD-6.
  • 1963: VAH-4 as ZB-16.
  • 4/18/1963: Damaged beyond repair in an accident.
  • Currently preserved onboard the USS Yorktown Museum, SC? Or not?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142241
  • 10/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-4 as ZB-16.
  • 1962-63: VAH-13 as GP-602.
  • 1967: VAH-123 as NJ-312.
  • 1/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1970: VAH-123 as NJ-312.
  • 10/8/1970: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
  • Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142242
  • 12/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-8 as ZD-4xx.
  • 1961: VAH-8 as NE-604.
  • 1961: VAH-13 as GP-604.
  • 1963-64: VAH-13 as NH-604.
  • 1965-75: NARF El Centro, CA as 242.
  • 1975-76: NATF.
  • 4/20/1976: Exploded during arresting gear tests at NATF Lakehurst, NJ.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142242 with Bu. 138955
DDouglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142242 with Bu. 138955.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142243
  • 11/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962: VAH-1.
  • 1/15/1962: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL.
  • Or did this one survice until at least 1968?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142244
  • 12/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961-65: VAH-4 as ZB-4.
  • VAH-123 as NJ-314.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAH-10 as ZR-003.
  • 1971: VAQ-130.
  • 8/10/1971: Struck off charge at NAS Alameda, CA.
  • Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142245
  • 12/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-1.
  • 1961: VAH-11.
  • 5/7/1961: Crashed on a flight from USS F.D. Roosevelt.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142246
  • 11/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962: VAH-13 as GP-605.
  • VAH-123.
  • 1970-76: NATC.
  • 2/9/1976: Struck off charge at NAS Patuxent River, MD.
  • Currently preserved at the New England Air Museum, CT.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142247
  • 12/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-6 as NG-4.
  • 1962-63: VAH-13 as GP-609.
  • VAH-13 as NH-602.
  • VAH-10 as AB-611.
  • VAH-10 as AJ-611.
  • 1967: VAH-10 as AE-0xx.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968-69: VAH-10 as AA-615.
  • 1970: VAQ-129 as AJ-611.
  • 12/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
  • Currently stored at NAS Alameda, CA?
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142247
Vought F-8H Crusader/Bu. 147063 of VF-111 "Sundwoners" is refueled by Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142247 from VAH-10/Det.38/"Vikings".
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142248
  • 1/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: VAH-8 as ZD-406.
  • 1963: VAH-9 as AC-507.
  • VAH-11 as AB-605.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 10/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1974-75: VAQ-208 as AF-654.
  • 2/2/1975: Damaged beyond repair in an accident.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142249
  • Delivered to the US Navy, January 1958.
  • Assigned to VAH-8 as NE-6xx, 1961.
  • Transferred to VAH-13 as GP-612, 1962.
  • Transferred to VAH-10 as AB-602, 1966.
    • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft,May 1967.
    • Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft, July 1968.
  • Transferred to VAH-10 as AB-601.
  • Transferred to VAQ-131 as NH-1, 1968.
  • Transferred to VAQ-131 as NH-614.
  • Transferred to VAQ-130 as 33.
    • Recoded as TR-50.
  • Transferred into storage at the AMARC bone yard, July 1973 (or 1975?).
  • Sent to be a target on the Goldwater Range, AZ, Aprul 1982.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142249
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142249/AB-601, of VAH-10 "Vikings", in-flight over the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42), November 14, 1967.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142250
  • 1/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VX-4 as XE-xx.
  • 1960-61: VAH-4 as ZB-3.
  • VAH-2.
  • 1964: VAH-4 as ZB-3.
  • 12/27/1964: Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin on a training flight from the USS Hancock. 1 crewman was killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142251
  • 2/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-123 as NJ-304.
  • 1965-67: VAH-4 as ZB-1.
  • 8/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 6/1969: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1970: VAQ-130 as AE-012.
  • 1971: VAQ-130 as NF-612.
  • 8/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 4/1/1982: Struck off charge.
  • Currently preserved onboard the USS Midway Museum, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142252
  • 2/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1966-67: VAH-4 as ZB-14.
  • 7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-10 as NK-100.
  • 1968: VAH-2 as NK-103.
  • 6/1969: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1970: VAQ-131 as AB-615.
  • 8/7/1970: Lost control and crashed near Silverthorne, Grant County, CO.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142253
  • Delivered to the US Navy, January 1958.
  • Assigned to VAH-8 as ZB-xx, 1958.
  • Transferred to VAH-6 as NG-2, 1960-61.
  • Transferred to VAH-13 as GP-603, 1962.
    • Recoded VAH-13 as NH-603, 1964.
    • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft, June 1967.
  • Transferred to VAH-10 as AB-602, 1967.
    • Recoded as AB-650, 1969.
  • Transferred to VAQ-130.
  • Transferred to VAQ-131 as AB-650, 1970-1971.
  • Transferred into storage at the AMARC bone yard, September 1971.
  • Struck off charge, May 29, 1978.
  • Stored at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142254
  • 3/1958: Delivered to the US Navy, March 1958.
  • Assigned to VAH-3.
  • Transferred to VAH-6, 1959.
    • Crashed on a flight from the USS Ranger, March 9, 1959.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142255
  • 2/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-6 as ZC-2.
  • 1962-64: VAH-4 as ZB-2.
  • 7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967-68: VAH-4 as ZB-13.
  • 9/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • VAQ-130 as AC-612.
  • VAQ-129 as TR-2.
  • 1971-72: VAQ-130 as NK-612.
  • 1972-73: VAQ-130 as NF-611.
  • 11/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 6/2008: Salvaged.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142255
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142255 of VAH-10/Det.60/"Vikings" refuels a Royal Navy McDonnell Phantom FG.1 of 892 Naval Air Squadron.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

YA3D-2P (YRA-3B) prototype 142256
  • 7/22/1958: First flight. Or on 9/9/1958?
    *Converted to NRA-3B for tests.
  • 5/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • NMC as 256.
  • NATF.
  • 1964: Bailed to Westinghouse Corp for tests.
  • Bailed to Thunderbird Aviation.
  • Bailed to Hughes Inc.
  • Given civilian registration N256HA.
  • Currently stored in Mojave, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142257
  • 8/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • Converted to EA-3B.
  • VQ-1.
  • 1974: VQ-2 as JQ-11.
  • 3/8/1974: Ditched into the western Mediterranean Sea while attempting to land on the USS America.

Douglas A3D-2W Skywarrior/Bu. 142258
  • Cancelled while under construction?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142400
  • 3/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962: VAH-8 as NE-601.
  • 5/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-2 as ZA-1.
  • 1968: VAH-2 as ZA-606.
  • VAH-2 as ZA-691.
  • VAH-2 as NL-606.
  • 6/1969: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1970: VAQ-132 as NG-614.
  • 7/4/1970: Crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin while attempting to land on USS America.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142401
  • 2/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-6 as ZC-3.
  • 1960-61: VAH-6 as NG-9.
  • 1962: VAH-13 as GP-611.
  • 1963-64: VAH-13 as NH-611.
  • 1965: VAH-123.
  • VAH-6.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1968: VAH-10 as AG-411.
  • 1969: VAH-10 as AG-406.
  • 1970: VAH-10 as AJ-612.
  • 1970: VAQ-129 as AJ-612.
  • 12/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
  • Currently stored at NAS Alameda, CA.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142401
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142401.
[Source: US Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142402
  • Delivered to the US Navy, March 1958.
  • Asigned to VAH-6.
  • Transferred to VAH-8 as NE-602, 1962.
  • Ditched while attempting to land on the USS Midway, Septmeber 24, 1962.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142402
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142402 from Heavy Attack Squadron VAH-8 "Fireballers" is launched from the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVA-41).
[Source: U.S. Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142403
  • 4/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958-59: VAH-6 as ZC-7.
  • 1963: VAH-8 as NE-603.
  • VAH-8 as NE-698.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-8 as NK-105.
  • 4/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • VAH-13 as NK-105.
  • VAH-4 as ZB-xx.
  • 1969-70: VAQ-131 as NH-615.
  • 1973: VAQ-130 as NP-611.
  • 1974: VAQ-135 as NL-611.
  • Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard? In 1974? Returned to service?
  • Transferred to VAQ-33.
  • 8/1985: Assigned to NAVPRO at NAS Dallas, TX for catapult tests.
  • Bailed to LTV Incorporated, at NAS Dallas, TX for shaker bed tests.
  • Used for firefighting training and then later salvaged at NAS Dallas, TX.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142403
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142403.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142404
  • 3/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: NAF China Lake, CA as 404.
  • 1963: VAH-123 as NJ-303.
  • 1966: NATC.
  • 1968: NWC as 404.
  • 7/1969: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • VAQ-130.
  • 1969-70: VAQ-132 as NG-616.
  • 1971-73: VAQ-135 as NL-612.
  • 12/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 4/1/1982: Struck off charge.
  • 10/2003: Sent to be a target on the Goldwater Range, AZ.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142405
  • Delivered to the US Navy, April 1958.
  • Assigned to VAH-6 as ZC-9, 1958.
  • Transferred to VAH-5, 1964.
  • Transferred VAH-8, 1964.
  • Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA, August 16, 1964.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142405
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142405 of Heavy Attack Squadron VAH-6 "Fleurs" landing aboard an aircraft carrier, in c1958.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142406
  • Delivered to the US Navy, April 1958.
  • Assigned to VAH-10 as GQ-4, 1961.
  • Transferred to VAH-123 as NJ-314, 1962.
  • Transferred to VAH-8 as NE-691, 1964.
  • Transferred to VAH-123, 1965.
  • Transferred to VAH-2 as ZA-10, 1966-1967.
    • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft, June 1967.
    • Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
    • Recoded as ZA-7.
  • Transferred to VAQ-133 as NK-610, 1970.
  • Transferred into storage at the AMARC bone yard, 1970
      Struck off charge,January 31, 1972.
    • Salvaged, April 1977.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142406
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142406/ZA-10 of VAH-2 Royal Rampants,
ready for launch off the USS Coral Sea, August 1966.

[Source: U.S. Navy Photo via John Herndon]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142407
  • 4/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960-61: VAH-2.
  • 3/3/1961: Damaged beyond repair in a deck handling accident on USS Coral Sea.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142630
  • 5/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VX-5 as XE-15.
  • 1960: VAH-8 as NE-613.
  • 1960: VAH-6 as NG-7.
  • 1962-63: VAH-5 as AJ-609.
  • 1963: VAH-11 as AB-603.
  • VAH-8 as NE-613.
  • 1966: NATC.
  • 1980-91: NWC.
  • 9/1991: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • Currently preserved at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142631
  • 5/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-9 as AC-505.
  • 1964: VAH-11.
  • 7/19/1964: Crashed on a flight from USS F.D. Roosevelt.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142632
  • 5/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: NASWF as 632.
  • 1964: VAH-10 as NK-109.
  • 7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-10 as AA-811.
  • 6/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1969: VAQ-131 as NH-616.
  • 1969: VAQ-135 as TR-51.
  • 1970-71: VAQ-131 as AB-616.
  • 1972-73: VAQ-130 as NE-612.
  • 11/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 4/1/1982: Struck off charge.
  • 11/1994: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142633
  • 6/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-8 as NE-605.
  • 1964: VAH-8 as NE-692.
  • 1966: VAH-2 as ZA-12.
  • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1966: VAH-2 as ZA-691.
  • 10/2/1966: Crashed into the sea off the Philippines after a bad launch from the USS Coral Sea. Or into the Gulf of Tonkin?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142634
  • 5/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-11 as AB-600.
  • 1965: VAH-123.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1970: VAQ-130 as AC-611.
  • 1971-72: VAQ-130 as NK-611.
  • 1972-73: VAQ-130 as NE-611.
  • Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin after a bad launch from the USS Ranger, January 21, 1973.
    • 3 crewmen were killed.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142634
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142634 from VAQ-130/Det.60/"Zappers" refueling
a McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II from VF-31 Tomcatters.

[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142635
  • 6/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958-59: VAH-6 as ZC-11.
  • 1961: VAH-2 as NL-610.
  • 1964-65: VAH-8 as NE-606.
  • 1965: VAH-2 as ZA-601.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-2 as ZA-692.
  • 1967-68: VAH-2 as ZA-601.
  • Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1970: VAQ-133 as NK-611.
  • 8/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1/31/1972: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142636
  • 6/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: VAH-11.
  • 12/4/1958: Ditched into the Caribbean Sea.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142637
  • 7/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958-61: VAH-11 as AB-604.
  • 10/4/1961: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142638
  • 7/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-10 as AB-603.
  • 1961: VAH-11 as AB-605.
  • 1965: VAH-123.
  • 1966: VAH-9 as AC-504.
  • 1966: VAH-10 as AB-603.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAH-123 as NJ-302.
  • 1/1969: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1969-70: VAH-10 as AA-616.
  • 1970-71: ? as AC-610.
  • VAQ-130 as NE-613.
  • 1/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 4/1/1982: Struck off charge.
  • 5/2012: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142639
  • Delivered to the US Navy, August 1958.
  • Assigned to VAH-6, 1959.
    • Crashed on a flight from the USS Ranger, June 30, 1959.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142640
  • Delivered to the US Navy, June 1958.
  • Assigned to VAH-6 as ZC-12, 1958-1959.
  • Transferred to VAH-2, 1959.
  • Crashed near Napa, CA on flight from NAS Whidbey Island, September 18, 1959.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas A-3B Skywarrior/Bu.142640 of VAH-6.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo via www.vaq34.com]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142641
  • Delivered to the US Navy, July 1958.
  • Assigned to VAH-7.
  • Transferred to VAH-11, 1959.
  • Ditched into the Caribbean Sea, July 21, 1959.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142642
  • Delivered to the US Navy, July 1958.
  • Assigned to VAH-7.
  • Transferred to VAH-2 as ZA-8, 1959-1960.
  • - Crashed near Harrington, WA, March 26, 1960.
  • - Airframe disintegrated in flight.
  • - 2 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142643
  • Delivered to the US Navy, August 1958.
  • Assigned to VAH-7, 1959.
  • - Craahed near NAS Sanford, FL, April 22, 1959.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142644
  • 9/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-4 as AH-xxx.
  • 1968: VAH-10 as NE-610.
  • 1969: VAQ-130 as NE-610.
  • 1971: VAQ-135 as TR-42.
  • 3/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
  • Currently stored at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142645
  • Delivered to the US Navy, August 1958.
  • Assigned to VAH-1, 1958.
  • Crashed near NAS Jacksonville, FL, October 2, 1958.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142646
  • 9/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961: VAH-2 as NL-908.
  • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 9/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • VAQ-131 as AB-613.
  • 1971: VAQ-135 as NL-613.
  • 1971: VAQ-135 as AJ-61x.
  • 1973: VAQ-130 as NL-613.
  • 1973: VAQ-130 as NE-614.
  • 1973: VAQ-135.
  • 11/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 4/1/1982: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142647
  • 9/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961: VAH-2 as NL-xxx.
  • 1962: VAH-8 as NE-6xx.
  • 1964: VAH-8 as NE-699.
  • 5/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAH-2 as ZA-602.
  • 11/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1969: VAQ-132 as NG-614.
  • 1971: VAQ-130 as NK-613.
  • 1971: VAQ-135 as AJ-612.
  • 1973: VAQ-130 as NP-613.
  • 1974: VAQ-135 as NL-613.
  • VAQ-132 as NG-617.
  • Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 4/1/1982: Struck off charge.
  • 10/2003: Sent to be a target on the Goldwater Range, AZ.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142647
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142647 from VAQ-135/Det.2/"Black Ravens" aboard the USS America (CVA-66).
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142648
  • Delivered to the US Navy, October 1958.
  • Assigned to VAH-11 as AB-6xx, 1960-1961.
  • Recoded as NL-613.
  • Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL, after colliding with another Skywarrior (Bu. 142663), October 12, 1961.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142648
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu 142648/NL-613 of VAH-1 refueling F-8 Crusader.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo via www.vaq34.com]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142649
  • 12/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-2 as ZA-694.
  • 1965: VAH-2 as NL-602.
  • 1965: VAH-8 as NE-602.
  • 7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-2 as ZA-694.
  • 1967: VAH-10 as NK-104.
  • 1968-69: VAH-10 as NE-611.
  • 1970: VAQ-132 as NG-611.
  • 1970-71: VAQ-134 as NE-615.
  • 1972: VAQ-308 as ND-xxx.
  • 10/29/1972: Crashed at Buckley ANGB, CO.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142649
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142649 of VAQ-132 "Scorpions" aboard the USS America (CVA-66), November 1, 1969.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142650
  • 12/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961-62: VAH-9 as AC-506 and AC-502.
  • 1964-65: VAH-6 as AJ-603.
  • 1965-66: VAH-4 as ZB-896.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-4 as AH-610.
  • 11/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1969: VAQ-132 as NG-615.
  • VAH-10.
  • 1970-71: VAQ-129 as NP-615.
  • 1973: VAQ-135 as TR-50.
  • 2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 4/1985: Returned to service.
  • 1985: VAQ-33.
  • 1990: VAQ-33 as GD-100.
  • 8/1990: Put back into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 9/2003: Salvaged.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142650
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142650 from Heavy Attack Squadron VAH-9 "Hoot Owls" refueling a McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II/Bu. 148261 from Fighter Squadron VF-101/Detatchment A/"Grim Reapers" during the "Project LANA Bendix Trophy Race" in 1961.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142651
  • 3/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-4.
  • 1961: VAH-9 as AC-xxx.
  • 1965-66: VAH-4 as ZB-897.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAH-4 as ZB-3.
  • 11/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1968: VAW-13 as NP-021.
  • VAQ-130 as NP-021.
  • 1970: VAQ-135 as NL-614.
  • 1972-73: VAQ-135 as AA-6xx.
  • 3/1978: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
  • 10/2003: Sent to be a target on the Goldwater Range, AZ.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142652
  • 3/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: VAH-4 as ZB-xx.
  • 1961: VAH-11.
  • 1965-67: VAH-4 as ZB-3.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 11/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1968: VAW-13 as NP-843.
  • 1968: VAW-13 as NP-040.
  • 1970: VAQ-134 as NE-614.
  • 1973: VAQ-135 as AA-61x.
  • 8/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
  • 11/2002: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142653
  • Delivered to the US Navy, March 1959.
  • Assigned to VAH-11 as AB-603.
  • Transferred to VAH-4 as AG-817, 1965-1966.
    • Recoded as ZB-3, 1965.
    • Shot down near Luichow Peninsula/Hainan Island/Kuangtung Province, China by Chinese J-6s, April 12, 1966.
    • While flying to the USS Kitty Hawk.
    • 4 crewmen were killed.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142653
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu 142653/ZB-3 of VAH-4 refueling RA-5C Vigilante/Bu. 149278/AA-506 of RVAH-7, 1965.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo via G. Verver/Flickr]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142654
  • 4/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: VX-5 as XE-15.
  • 1962-63: VAH-5 as AJ-604.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-4 as ZB-897.
  • 11/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1968: VAW-13 as NF-033.
  • 1969: VAQ-130 as NF-616.
  • 1970-71: VAQ-134 as NE-614.
  • 1972-73: VAQ-135 as AA-610.
  • 8/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 5/2012: Salvaged.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142654
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142654 from VAQ-135/Det.2/ "Black Ravens".
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142655
  • Delivered to the US Navy, March 1959.
  • Redesignated A-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VAH-1 as AG-609, 1960-1961.
  • Transferred to VAH-4 as ZB-611, 1966.
  • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • Transferred to VAH-4 as AH-611, 1967.
    • Ditched into Cubi Bay off NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, October 21, 1967.
    • Launched from USS Oriskany.
    • Four unit JATO take off normal at JATO firing.
    • Debris flew to the starboard & forward of the A/C which veered off the flight deck.
    • Pilot lifted off with 142 kts IAS.
    • Starboard engine lost power.
    • Ditched with 15 degrees nose up.
    • Impact caused fuselage to disintegrate, throwing the crew free.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142655
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142655 from Heavy Attack Squadron VAH-4 Fourrunners Det.34 on the ground in Vietnam.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.357]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142656
  • 3/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959-61: VAH-5 as AJ-604.
  • 1963-65: VAH-11 as AB-604.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-4 as ZB-898.
  • 1/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • VAW-13 as VR-735.
  • VAQ-130 as NL-015.
  • 1970: VAQ-134 as NE-615.
  • 1973: VAQ-135 as NP-614.
  • 2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 11/1994: Salvaged.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142646
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu 142646/NL-613 of VAH-1 refueling F-8 Crusader.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo via www.vaq34.com]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142656
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142656 .
[Source: US Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142657
  • 3/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-1 as AG-612.
  • 1959-61: VAH-5 as AJ-602.
  • VAH-9 as AC-501.
  • VAH-4 as ZB-5.
  • 1965: VAH-4 as ZB-xx.
  • 1966: VAH-4 as ZB-898.
  • 7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 12/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1968: VAW-13 as NF-032.
  • 1970: VAQ-135 as NL-615. Or as NL-613 when lost?
    *5/16/1970: Ran out of fuel and ditched into the sea on a flight from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines to Da Nang AB, South Vietnam. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142658
  • 3/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962-63: VAH-5 as AJ-6xx.
  • VAH-11 as AB-603.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-4 as AH-61x.
  • 7/27/1967: Crashed into the South China Sea near the Parcel Islands due to double engine failure. 2 crewmen were killed. Or on 7/28/1967?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142659
  • Delivered to the US Navy, April 1959.
  • Redesignated A-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VAH-5 as AJ-607, 1961.
    • Recoded as AJ-605, 1962-1963.
  • Transferred to VAH-11 as AB-xxx, 1965.
  • Transferred to VAW-13 as VR-731, 1967.
  • Converted to KA-3B by NARF Alameda, CA, June 1967.
  • Transferred to VAH-4.
  • Converted to EKA-3B by NARF Alameda, CA, September 1967.
  • Transferred to VAW-13 as NF-031, 1968.
  • Transferred to VAQ-130 as NF-615, 1969.
  • Transferred to VAQ-129 as NP-616, 1970-1971.
  • Transferred to VAQ-135 as NH-611, 1972.
    • Recoded as TR-51, 1973.
  • Transferred to VAQ-130 as TR-34, 1974.
  • Transferred to VAQ-308 as ND-631, 1976.
    • Recoded as ND-xxx, 1977.
  • Crashed into San Francisco Bay after a bad take-off from NAS Alameda, CA, July 10, 1977.
    • 2 crewmen were killed.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142659
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior of VAW-13 off the carrier USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31)
on the ground at NAS Alameda, CA, December 28, 1967.

[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142660
  • 4/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • Redesignated A-3B in 1962.
  • 1960: VAH-4 as ZB-xx.
  • VAH-7 as GL-406.
  • 1964: VAH-11 as AB-614.
  • 1965-66: VAH-4 as ZB-2.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 2/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • VAQ-130 as VR-014.
  • VAQ-135 as TR-50.
  • 1970: VAQ-130 as NF-614.
  • 1971-72: VAQ-135 as NP-615.
  • 1973: ? as NM-615.
  • 10/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
  • 11/1994: Salvaged.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142660
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142660 over NAS Sanford, FL, c1959. Note: Missing tail guns.
[Source: US Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142661
  • Delivered to the US Navy, April 1959.
  • Redesignated A-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VAH-5 as AJ-601, 1960-1963.
  • Transferred to VAH-4 as ZB-111, 1965-1966.
  • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft, NARF Alameda, CA, June 1967.
  • Returned to VAH-4 as ZB-5, 1967.
  • Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft, NARF Alameda, CA, December 1967.
  • Transferred to VAQ-135 as NF-615.
  • Transferred to VAQ-130 as NP-616, 1972-1974.
  • Transferred to MASDC as 2A0094 February 14, 1974.
  • Struck off charge, May 29, 1978.
  • - Scrapped, November 1994.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior/Bu 142661 from VAQ-135 Det.5 Black Ravens refuels a Vought F-8J Crusader/Bu 150660
from VF-211 Checkmates off Vietnam., 1972.

[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3921]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142662
  • 4/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961: VAH-5 as AJ-602.
  • 1962-63: VAH-5 as AJ-6xx.
  • 1963: VAH-11 as xx-605.
  • VAH-10 as NK-112.
  • 1965: VAH-4 as AG-816.
  • 1965-66: VAH-4 as ZB-1.
  • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1968: VAW-13 as NP-042.
  • 1971: VAQ-135 as AJ-613.
  • VAW-13 as NP-642?
    *5/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 8/1974: Returned to service.
  • 1978: VAQ-308 as ND-634.
  • 1981: VAK-308 as AA-636.
  • 1985: VAK-308 as ND-636.
  • 1989: Withdrawn from use at NAS Alameda, CA.
  • 1999: Salvaged at DRMO?
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142662
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142662 of VAW-13/Det. 19/"Zappers" in 1968.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142663
  • Delivered to the US Navy, May 1959.
  • Assigned to VAH-5 as AJ-605, 1961.
  • Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL, October 12, 1961.
    • Collided with A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142648.
    • All 4 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142664
  • 5/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: VAH-7 as GL-404
    *VAH-9 as AC-510.
  • 1964: VAH-11 as AB-602.
  • VAH-7.
  • 1966: VAH-4 as ZB-612.
  • 7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • VAH-4 as ZB-6.
  • VAH-4 as AH-612.
  • 2/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1970: VAQ-130 as NF-616.
  • 1972: VAQ-135 as NH-6xx.
  • 1973: VAQ-135 as TR-52.
  • 1974: VAQ-130 as TR-30.
  • 5/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 10/1974: Returned to service.
  • VAK-308 as ND-520.
  • 1978: VAQ-308 as ND-632.
  • 1982: VAK-308 as ND-632.
  • 1985: VAK-208 as AF-613.
  • Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or at DRMO?
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142664
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142664 .
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142665
  • 5/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: VAH-7.
  • VAH-1 as AG-612.
  • 1961: VAH-5 as AJ-606.
  • 1965-66: VAH-4 as ZB-112. Or as ZB-61x?
    • Crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin after a bad launch off the USS Enterprise, April 1, 1966.
    • 3 crewmen were killed.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142665
Two Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142654 & 142665 from VAH-11 "Checkertails" and a Douglas A-4E Skyhawk from Attack Squadron 81 performing a "daisy chain" in-flight refueling.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 142666
  • 8/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1958: NATC, at NAS Patuxent River, MD.
  • VAP-61 as SS-917.
  • 10/1969: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1985: Returned to service.
  • 11/2002: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 142667
  • Delivered to the US Navy, September 1958.
  • Converted to NRA-3B. - Assigned to PMTC as 71, 1967-1991.
  • Withdrawn from use, September 30, 1991.
  • Transferred to Hughes Inc.
  • - Registered as N876RS.
  • Transferred to Westinghouse Corp.
  • - Registered as N576HA.
  • Scrapped, September 2010.
Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
NRA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142667, N876RS, later N576HA with Hughes Aviation to be static displayed at the Mirimar airshow.
[Source: Michael Baldock]

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 142668
  • 10/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 11/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 9/1981: Returned to service.
  • Converted to ERA-3B electronic aggressor aircraft.
  • 1984: VAQ-34.
  • VAQ-33.
  • 1988: VAQ-34 as GD-11.
  • 1989: VAQ-34 as GD-211.
  • 1990: VAQ-34 as GD-11.
  • 9/30/1991: Withdrawn from use.
  • Bailed to Thunderbird Aviation.
  • Bailed to Westinghouse Corp.
  • Given the civilian registrations N163TB and N2079A.
  • Currently stored in Mojave, CA.
  • 1/2010: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 142669
  • 11/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAP-61 as SS-xx.
  • 6/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1985: Returned to service.
  • 5/2012: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 142670
  • 9/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VQ-2 as JQ-2.
  • 1964: VQ-2 as JQ-11.
  • 1968: VQ-2 as JQ-1.
  • 6/4/1968: Crashed after take-off from NAS Rota, Spain due to engine failure. 4 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 142671
  • 10/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: NATC.
  • VQ-1 as PR-06.
  • 1965-66: VQ-1 as PR-6.
  • 1971-73: VQ-1 as PR-6.
  • 1985: VQ-1 as NK-xx.
  • 4/1989: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1/2005: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 142672
  • 10/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: NATC as 672.
  • Converted to VA-3B VIP transport.
  • 1959: CNO Flight at NAF Washington, DC.
  • 4/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 9/1980: Returned to service.
  • 1980: VAQ-33.
  • 1985: VQ-1 as PR-111.
  • 1/23/1985: Crashed into the Pacific Ocean north of Guam. 9 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 142673
  • 1/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960: NATC as 673.
  • 1964: VQ-2 as JQ-10.
  • 1965: VQ-1 as PR-12.
  • VQ-1 as PR-17.
  • 2/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
  • 1985: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or in 1983? Used as a source of spare parts?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 144626
  • 5/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960: VAH-4 as ZB-23.
  • 1962: VAH-1 as AG-610.
  • 1962: VAH-5 as AJ-607.
  • 12/28/1962: Crashed on a flight off the USS Forrestal.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 144627
  • 6/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: VAH-4 as ZB-12.
  • 1965: VAH-4 as AG-818.
  • 1967: VAH-4 as ZB-12.
  • VAH-4 as ZB-16.
  • 1967: VAH-4 as ZB-5.
  • 3/8/1967: Crashed into the sea off North Vietnam on a mining sortie. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 144628
  • 6/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1965: VAH-11 as AB-617.
  • 1967: VAH-4 as ZB-8.
  • 8/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 10/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • VAW-13 as NK-112.
  • 1968-69: VAQ-130 as NK-106.
  • 1969-70: VAH-10 as ZR-19.
  • 1970-71: VAQ-129 as NP-614.
  • 1973: VAQ-130 as TR-30.
  • 5/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
  • 11/1994: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 144629
  • Delivered to the US Navy.
  • BOC: June 1958
  • Assigned to VAH-1 as AG-610, 1959-1960.
  • Crashed on a flight off the USS Independence, October 14, 1960.
A-3 Skywarriors of VAH-1, Bu. 138916 & 144629
A-3 Skywarriors of VAH-1, Bu. 138916 & 144629.
[Source: US Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144825
  • 12/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: NATC.
  • Converted to NYRA-3B.
  • Converted to NRA-3B for radar tests.
  • 1960-82: PMTC as 75.
  • 1989: PMTC as 74.
  • 9/30/1991: Withdrawn from use.
  • Bailed to Westinghouse Corp.
  • Bailed to Raytheon Corp as N878RS.
  • Bailed to Hughes Inc as N578HA.
  • Given civilian registration N878RS.
  • Currently preserved at NAS Whidbey Island, WA.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144826
  • 6/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1965: VAP-61 as SS-904.
  • 1969: VAP-61 as SS-xxx.
  • 8/8/1969: Crashed on a flight from Da Nang AB, South Vietnam due to double engine flame-out.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144827
  • Delivered to the US Navy, June 1959.
  • Redesignated RA-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VAP-62 as GB-1, 1960.
  • - Recoded as 1, 1966.
  • Transferred to MASDC as 2A0041, 1970
    - Returned to service, 1973.
  • Converted to ERA-3B electronic aggressor aircraft, June 1973.
  • Assigned to VAQ-33 as GD-##, 1973-1987.
  • - Recoded as GD-1, 1976.
  • - Recoded as GD-101, 1983.
  • - Crashed near Chisik Island, AK after a collision with KA-3B 138925, November 16, 1987.
        Two crewmen were killed.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk/Bu. 158518 of VC-1 in flight with a Douglas ERA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144827 of VAQ-33 during exercise "RIMPAC", over Hawaii, April 24, 1978.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo KN-26934 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command]


Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144828
  • 7/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961: VAP-61 as SS-902.
  • 1967: VAP-61 as SS-xxx.
  • 6/16/1967: Caught fire and crashed on a flight from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144829
  • 7/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAP-62 as GB-6.
  • 1964: VAP-62.
  • 6/30/1964: Ditched into the Atlantic Ocean off North Carolina. Or actually in North Carolina?

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144830
  • 8/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: VCP-61 as SS-6.
  • 1963: VAP-61 as SS-906.
  • 11/15/1966: Ran out of fuel and crashed into the sea on a flight from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines to Agana AB, Guam. 2 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144831
  • 9/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1968-70: VAP-61.
  • 1973: VQ-1 as PR-41.
  • NARTU NAS Alameda, CA as 6G-24.
  • 5/24/1976: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
  • 1985: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144832
  • 9/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAP-62 as GB-7.
  • 1969: VAP-62 as 7.
  • 1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1973: Returned to service.
  • 5/1973: Converted to ERA-3B electronic aggressor aircraft.
  • 1977: VAQ-33 as GD-2.
  • 1978: VAQ-33 as GD-1.
  • 1991: VAQ-33 as GD-102.
  • Bailed to Thunderbird Aviation.
  • Bailed to Hughes Inc.
  • Given civilian registration N162TB.
  • 1/2010: Salvaged.
  • Cockpit was preserved at the NAS Pensacola Museum, FL.
  • Cockpit currently preserved at the Aviation Museum of Kentucy, Lexington, KY.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144833
  • 10/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1975: NADC as 833.
  • 1975: PMTC as 79.
  • Converted to NRA-3B.
  • 1979: NATC.
  • NADC.
  • 1981-87: PMTC as 73.
  • VAQ-34.
  • 10/1989: Salvaged at NAS Point Mugu, CA. Nosecone used to restore 144825 to original configuration.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144834
  • Delivered to the US Navy, October 1959.
  • Redesignated RA-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VCP-61 as SS-5.
  • Transferred to VAP-61 as SS-905, 1965-1968.
  • Transferred to VQ-1 as PR-42.
  • Converted to NRA-3B for tests, July 1974.
  • Transferred to PMTC as 75.
  • Converted to UA-3B and TNRA-3B, July 1985.
  • Transferred to VQ-2 as JD-00, 1985.
    • Recoded as JQ-010.
  • Transferred to VAQ-34 as GD-240, 1989.
  • Sold to Raytheon Corp, September 1990.
  • Transferred to AMARC as 2A0125 September 7, 1990.
  • Scrapped, May 2012.
Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior Bu. 144834
A Douglas NRA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144834 equipped with electronic warfare (jammer) pods, with its wing
folded up at the Pacific Missile Test Center, Point Mugu, CA, on April 5, 1982.

[Source: PHC Thornsley, USN - US Defense Visual Information Center photo DN-SC-83-05204]
Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior Bu. 144834
Douglas UA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144834, known as Ranger 010.
[Source: U.S Navy Photo via John Herndon]

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144835
  • 10/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAP-61 as SS-901.
  • 1965: VAP-61 as SS-912.
  • 1967: VAP-61 as SS-901.
  • 8/25/1967: Crashed near Thanh Hoa, North Vietnam on a night mission. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144836
  • 11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960: VAP-62.
  • 3/18/1960: Crashed near NAS Jacksonville, FL.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144837
  • 11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAP-62 as GB-4.
  • 1969: VAP-62.
  • 4/15/1969: Crashed near NAS Jacksonville, FL.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144838
  • 11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960: VAP-62 as GB-5.
  • VAP-1 as SS-911.
  • VQ-1 as PR-44.
  • 1969: VAP-62 as 5.
  • 3/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 6/1982: Returned to service.
  • Converted to ERA-3B electronic aggressor aircraft.
  • 1984: VAQ-34.
  • 1988: VAQ-34 as GD-213.
  • VAQ-33.
  • 9/1991: Bailed to Raytheon Corp.
  • Given civilian registration N573HA.
  • 9/2010: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144839
  • Delivered to the US Navy, November 1959.
  • Assigned to NADC, 1969.
  • Damaged beyond repair in an accident?, January 30, 1969
  • Withdrawn from use at NARF Alameda, CA, November 3, 1969.
  • Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.
Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144839
Naval Air Development Center Johnsville RA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144839, on the ramp next to NADC A-4C Skyhawk/Bu. 145062, 1969.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo via John Herndon]

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144840
  • 12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VQ-1.
  • 1968: VAP-61.
  • 9/1974: Converted to NRA-3B for tests.
  • 1974-75: PMTC as 78.
  • 1987: Struck off charge.
  • 3/1989: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Rear fuselage use to repair 144856.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144841
  • 12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961: VAP-61 as SS-912.
  • 4/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 4/1982: Returned to service.
  • Converted to ERA-3B electronic aggressor aircraft.
  • 1983-87: VAQ-34 as GD-212.
  • VAQ-33.
  • 9/1991: Bailed to Raytheon Corp.
  • Given civilian registration N572HA.
  • 1/2010: Salvaged.
  • Cockpit currently preserved at the Estrella Warbird Museum, CA.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144842
  • 12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960-62: VCP-63 as PP-930.
  • 1965-66: VAP-61 as SS-907.
  • 6/13/1966: Shot down by ground fire near Mu Ron Ma/Ha Tinh, North Vietnam. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144843
  • 1/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961: VAP-62 as GB-2.
  • VAP-61.
  • 1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1973: Returned to service.
  • 1973: Transferred to the US Army for research missions.
  • 1975: Assigned to the White Sands Missile Range, NM.
  • 9/1991: Bailed to Raytheon Corp as N571HA. Or in 1978?
    *Currently preserved at the Castle Air Museum, CA.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144844
  • Delivered to the US Navy, January 1960.
  • Assigned to VAP-61 as SS-908, 1961.
  • Transferred to VCP-61 as PP-931, 1961.
  • Transferred to VAP-61 as SS-908, NAS Agana, Guam, 1963.
    • Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin off Thanh Hoa, North Vietnam, October 14, 1967.
    • Cause: due to battle damage.
    • Pilot was killed (or 2 crewmen?).
Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144844
Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144844/SS-908 of the VAP-61 World Recorders, at NAS Agana, Guam.
[Source: U.S. Navy Photo]


Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144845
  • 2/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960: VAP-62 as GB-10.
  • 8/1/1960: Crashed near NAS Jacksonville, FL.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144846
  • Delivered to the US Navy, February 1960.
  • Redesignated RA-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VAP-62 as GB-9.
  • Transferred to VAP-61, NAS Agana, Guam.
  • Transferred to AMARC, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, July 1971.
  • Returned to service, July 1981.
  • Converted to ERA-3B, 1982.
  • Assigned to VAQ-34, 1984-1989.
    • Coded as VAQ-34 as GD-210, 1985.
    • Recoded as GD-213, 19??.
  • Transferred to VAQ-33.
  • Transferred to Westinghouse Corp., September 1991.
  • Transferred to Hughes Inc. as spare parts airframe.
  • Transferred to Raytheon Flight Systems
    • Registered as N547HA, later N576HA, later N574HA.
    • Salvaged, Van Nuys, CA, 1999.
Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144846 of VAP-61 World Recorders at NAS Agana, Guam. Standing beside it are PH1c R. Laurie, LTJG D. Schwikert and LCDR Chas. D. Litford. On the ground in front of them are twelve cameras. VAP-61 was performing reconnaissance missions over Vietnam until it was disestablished on July 1, 1971.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3822]


Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144847
  • Delivered to the US Navy, April 1960.
  • Redesignated RA-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VCP-63 as PP-933, 1960-1961.
  • Transferred to VAP-1 as SS-910, 1962.
  • Transferred to VAP-61, 1966-1968.
    • Coded as SS-910, 1968.
    • Crashed into the sea off Dong Hoi, North Vietnam due to battle damage, January 1, 1968.
    • 3 crewmen were killed.
Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144847) from VAP-61 World Recorders on the USS Constellation (CVA-64), 1967.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3812]

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144847/PP-933 of VCP-63, c1960
Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144847/PP-933 of VCP-63, c1960.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144848
  • 2/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959: NATC, as a YA3D-2Q.
  • 1968: VQ-1.
  • 1968: VQ-2.
  • 9/29/1968: Badly damaged by a VC rocket attack on Da Nang AB, South Vietnam.
  • 12/14/1968: Fell overboard off a barge into Tokyo Bay when it broke loose from the tie downs in heavy weather. Was being shipped to Japan to be repaired.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144849
  • 3/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961: VCP-63 as PP-933.
  • 1968-69: NATC.
  • VQ-1 as PR-2.
  • VQ-1 as PR-3.
  • VQ-1 as PR-07.
  • VQ-1 as PR-007.
  • 1973-74: VQ-1 as PR-7.
  • VQ-1 as NL-007.
  • VQ-2.
  • 1990: VAQ-34 as GD-230.
  • 7/1990: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 9/2001: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144850
  • Delivered to the US Navy, January 1959.
  • Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VQ-2 as JQ-2.
    • Recoded as JQ-12, 1987.
    • Crashed during landing on USS Nimitz, Eastern Mediterranean, January 25, 1987.
      • Nose gear impacted the top of the barricade and was torn away, causing the aircraft to hit the flight deck and skid off the side into the sea. 7 crewmen were killed.
Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144850
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144850 of VQ-2 Batmen aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68), 1985.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144851
  • 11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1970: VQ-1 as PR-2.
  • 1970: VQ-2 as JQ-2.
  • 2/26/1970: Ditched into the sea after a bad launch from the USS F.D. Roosevelt. 3 (or 4?) crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144852
  • 12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VQ-2 as JQ-5.
  • VQ-2 as 13.
  • VQ-2 as 011.
  • VQ-2 as 010.
  • 1977: VQ-2 as 18.
  • 1980: VQ-2 as JQ-18.
  • 12/1987: Due to accident damage was restricted to shore-based operations and never went to sea again.
  • 11/1990: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1/2005: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144853
  • Delivered to the US Navy, November 1959.
  • Assigned to VQ-1, 1959.
  • - Ditched near Wake Island during ferry flight to Japan, November 27, 1959.
  • - 4 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144854
  • 11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1964: VQ-1 as PR-10.
  • VQ-1 as PR-15.
  • VQ-1 as NG-010.
  • 1985: VQ-1 as NF-010.
  • 1986: VQ-1 as NH-010.
  • 1987: VQ-1 as PR-010.
  • 6/26/1987: Crashed during night FCLP at NAS Miramar, CA. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144855
  • Delivered to the US Navy, December 1959.
  • Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VQ-1, 1960-1970.
  • - Ditched into Pacific Ocean between Guam and the Philippines, September 19, 1970.

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144856
  • 11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959-60: NATC.
  • 1965: VAH-123.
  • VAH-123 as NJ-321.
  • 1971: VAQ-130 as TR-20.
  • VAQ-130 as TR-24.
  • 1976: VAQ-33 as GD-21.
  • 1977: NARTU Alameda, CA as 6G-21.
  • 1978: VAQ-33 as GD-21.
  • 1985: VAQ-33 as GD-120.
  • 8/23/1985: Written off? Repaired?
    *10/1986: Bailed to Thunderbird Aviation as N160TB. Or in 9/1991?
    *Bailed to Hughes Inc.
  • Bailed to Raytheon Inc as N870RS.
  • 1991: VAQ-33 GD-121.
  • 9/1991: Withdrawn from use.
  • 9/2010: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144857
  • 6/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1959-64: VAH-3 as GJ-220.
  • 1964-67: RVAH-3 as GJ-220.
  • Converted to VA-3B VIP transport aircraft.
  • 1973-86: CFLSW-Detachment, at NAF Washington, DC.
  • VAQ-33.
  • 7/1990: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 6/2008: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144858
  • 12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-3 as GJ-222.
  • 1967: RVAH-3 as GJ-221.
  • 1972: VAQ-130 as TR-24.
  • 1974: RVAH-3 as GJ-331.
  • VAQ-33 as TR-24.
  • 1981: VAQ-33 as GD-21.
  • 1987: VAQ-33 as GD-121.
  • VAQ-33 as GD-24.
  • 1990: VAQ-33 as GD-126.
  • 9/1991: Bailed to Westinghouse Corp.
  • Bailed to Raytheon Corp.
  • Bailed to Hughes Inc.
  • Given civilian registrations N579HA and N879RS.
  • 9/2010: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144859
  • 1/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1965-66: VAH-123 as NJ-324.
  • 1975-76: RVAH-3 as GJ-330.
  • 1976: NARTU NAS Alameda, CA as GJ-24.
  • 1990: VAQ-33 as GD-122.
  • 7/1990: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/2012: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144860
  • Delivered to the US Navy, December 1959.
  • Redesignated TA-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VAH-123 as NJ-322, 1965-66.
  • Transferred to VQ-1 as PR-00, 1970.
  • Converted to VA-3B VIP transport aircraft.
  • Transferred to VQ-1 as PR-00, 1974-1976.
  • Struck off charge at NPRO Dallas, TX, May 15, 1981.
  • Transferred to Vought Corp for airframe stress tests, 1982.
  • Transferred to MASDC as 2A0119, January 31, 1990.
Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144860
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144860 from VQ-1 World Watchers launching from the USS Coral Sea (CV-43).
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144861
  • 1/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962: VAH-2 as GJ-222.
  • RVAH-3 as GL-331.
  • RVAH-3 as GL-222.
  • 1967: RVAH-3 as GJ-222.
  • 1973: RVAH-3 as GJ-xxx.
  • 8/27/1973: Caught fire and crashed after take-off from NAS Albany, GA. Pilot was killed. Or on 8/29/1973?

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144862
  • 2/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1965: VAH-123.
  • 1971: VAQ-130 as TR-22.
  • 1971: VQ-1 as PR-0.
  • 1976: NARTU Alameda, CA as 6G-22.
  • 1976: VQ-1 as PR-00.
  • VAQ-33 as GD-123.
  • 1979-82: VAQ-33 as GD-22.
  • 2/1991: Salvaged at NAS Key West, FL.
  • Remains dumped into the sea to act as a controlled fish habitat.

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144863
  • Delivered to the US Navy, February 1960.
  • Converted to VA-3B VIP transport aircraft.
  • Assigned to VQ-1 as PR-0, 1968-1970.
  • Transferred to VQ-2 as JQ-00, 1974.
    • Crashed after take-off from NAF Naples, Italy, July 9, 1974.
    • 8 crewmen were killed.
Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144863
Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144863.
[Source: U.S. Navy Photo via John Herndon]

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144864
  • 3/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1965: VAH-123 as NJ-325.
  • Converted to VA-3B VIP transport aircraft.
  • 2/19/1977: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
  • Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144865
  • 4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • Converted to VA-3B VIP transport aircraft.
  • 1972-73: VR-1 as JK-xx.
  • 4/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 9/1980: Returned to service.
  • 1986: VQ-1.
  • 1989: Converted to EA-3B Electronic Aggressor aircraft.
  • 1989: VQ-2 as JQ-011.
  • 9/1991: Bailed to Chrysler Corp. Or 8/1989?
    *Bailed to Hughes Inc as N575HA.
  • Bailed to Raytheon Corp.
  • Given the civilian registration N875RS.
  • Currently stored in Van Nuys, CA.

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144866
  • 5/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1971: VAQ-130 as TR-23.
  • 1974: NARTU NAS Alameda, CA as 6G-23.
  • 1990: VAQ-33 as GD-124.
  • 11/1990: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/2012: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144867
  • 7/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960-62: VAH-123 as NJ-320.
  • 1965-66: VAH-123 as NJ-327.
  • 1968: Bailed to Hughes Inc.
  • 1975: PMTC as 77.
  • 3/1985: Bailed to Grumman Corp.
  • 1989: PMTC as 77.
  • 1990: Bailed to Hughes Inc as N577HA.
  • Bailed to Westinghouse Corp.
  • Bailed to Raytheon Corp.
  • Given the civilian registrations N14867 and N877RS.
  • Currently preserved at the Ford Island Museum (Pacific Aviation Museum), HI.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 146446
  • 4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAP-61 as SS-900.
  • 1966: VAP-61 as SS-901.
  • 1967: VAP-62 as GB-xx.
  • 9/1972: Converted to ERA-3B electronic aggressor aircraft.
  • 1979-83: VAQ-33 as GD-3.
  • 1989-90: VAQ-33 as GD-103.
  • 9/1991: Bailed to Thunderbird Aviation as N161TB.
  • Bailed to Hughes Inc.
  • Salvaged? Or stored at the Tucson, AZ airport?

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 146447
  • 4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 9/1972: Converted to ERA-3B electronic aggressor aircraft.
  • VAQ-33 as GD-104.
  • 1972-83: VAQ-33 as GD-4.
  • 1989: VAQ-33 as GD-101.
  • 5/1990: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 7/2012: Salvaged.
Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 146447
Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 146447 at AMARC, 2008.
[Source: Steve Link photo]

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146448
  • Delivered to the US Navy, January 1960.
  • Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VQ-2 as JQ-4.
    • Recoded as JQ-14, 1986.
    • Recoded as 014.
    • Recoded as 006.
  • Transferred to AMARC as 2A0131 September 25, 1991.
  • NSA National Cryptologic Museum, Fort Meade, MD, June 2004.
    • Presented as Bu. 144850.
  • Warbird Registry Profile: A-3 Skywarrior/Bu. 146448
Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 146448 of VQ-2 Batmen in flight over the Gulf of Sidra. .
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3484]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146449
  • Delivered to the US Navy, January 1960.
  • Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VQ-1 as PR-9, 1964.
  • Transferred to VQ-2 as JQ-18.
  • Transferred to VQ-1 as PR-16, 1974.
  • Transferred to MASDC as 2A0112, April 16, 1976.
  • Struck off charge at NAS Alameda, CA, June 29, 1976.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 146449 of VQ-1.
[Source: U.S. Navy Photo]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146450
  • Delivered to the US Navy, February 1960.
  • Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VQ-1, 1960-1982.
    • Recoded as xx-615, 1965.
    • Recoded as PR-01, 1974.
    • Recoded as PR-07.
    • Recoded as PR-7.
    • Crashed into the Indian Ocean due to a control failure, August 4, 1982.
    • On a flight off the USS Ranger.
    • 6 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 146450/PR-01 at Kadena AB, Japan, July 15, 1977.
[Source: Unknown via G. Verver/Flickr]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146451
  • Delivered to the US Navy, February 1960.
  • Assigned to VQ-1 as PR-8.
    • Recoded as PR-002.
    • Recoded as PR-2, 1968.
    • Recoded as PR-02, 1976.
    • Recoded as PR-002, 1983.
    • Recoded VQ-1 as NL-002, 1985.
  • Transferred to VQ-2 as JQ-001, 1987-1990.
  • Stored at NAS Rota, Spain, 1990.
  • Used for fire practice at NAS Rota, Spain, 1990.
  • Scrapped, 2006.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 146451 of VQ-1 on approach for landing at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan, 1983.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146452
  • Delivered to U.S. Navy, April 1960.
  • Assigned to VQ-1 as PR-03, 1974.
    • Noted as PR-003, 1984-85.
  • Transferred to VQ-2 as JQ-002, 1989-1991.
  • Transferred to AMARC, September 1991.
  • Scrapped, 2005.
Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior Bu. 146452
Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146452.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3421]

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior Bu. 146452
Ranger 002, Bu. 146452. The first VQ-2 Tactical Gray EA-3B. Flying over Sig Mount Etna.
[Source: Kim Grummitt via John Herndon]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146453
  • Delivered to the US Navy, April 1960.
    • Assigned to VQ-2 as JQ-8.
    • Coded as JQ-015, 1977-1981.
    • Recoded as JQ-003.
    • Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard, August 1990.
  • Preserved at the Vintage Flying Museum in Fort Worth, TX, 2019.
  • Warbird Registry Profile: A-3 Skywarrior/Bu. 146453
Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146453
EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 146453, formerly of VQ-2, at AMARC, 2008.
[Source: Steve Link Photo]

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146454
  • Delivered to the US Navy, April 1960.
  • Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VQ-2 as JQ-6.
    • Recoded as JQ-16.
    • Recoded as JQ-016.
    • Recoded as JQ-004.
  • Transferred to Raytheon as RAYCO 74, 1991.
    • Registered as N574HA, later as N874RS.
  • Scrapped at Van Nuys, CA, September 2010.
Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior Bu. 146454
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 146454 of VQ-2, named Ranger 16 aka "Lola", landing aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) on February 3, 1987.
[Source: PH3 Hanselman, USN - U.S. DefenseImagery photo VIRIN: DN-SC-87-10653]

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146454
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 146454 of VQ-2, named Ranger 004.
[Source: U.S. Navy Photo via John Herndon]

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146455
  • 4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1972: VQ-2 as JQ-7.
  • 1980-82: VQ-2 as JQ-017.
  • VQ-2 as JQ-005.
  • 9/1991: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/2012: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146456
  • 5/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961: VQ-1.
  • 1/13/1961: Crashed while landing at NAS Atsugi, Japan. 4 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146457
  • 5/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1966: VQ-1 as PR-5.
  • 1968: VQ-1 as PR-5.
  • VQ-1 as PR-005.
  • 1985: VQ-1 as NF-005.
  • 1987: VQ-2 as JQ-007.
  • 1990: Struck off charge.
  • Was preserved at NAF Rota, Spain
    *Currently preserved onboard the USS Yorktown Museum, SC.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146458
  • 6/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1966: VQ-2 as JQ-9.
  • 11/3/1966: Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the USS Independence due to altimeter malfunction. 6 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146459
  • Delivered to the US Navy, July 1960.
  • Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
  • Assigned to VQ-1 as PR-4, 1964-1966.
    • Recoded as PR-04, 1974.
    • Recoded as NH-004.
    • Recoded as NG-004.
    • Recoded as NL-004.
  • Transferred to VQ-2.
  • Transferred to MASDC, September 1991.
    • Scrapped.
Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior from VQ-1 World Watchers flying out of NAS Atsugi, Japan.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3427]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147648
  • 4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960: VAH-4 as ZB-16.
  • 1966: VAH-8 as NL-601.
  • 1966-67: VAH-2 as ZA-xxx.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-2 as NL-602.
  • 10/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1967: VAW-13 as VR-25.
  • 1969: VAQ-130 as AH-616.
  • 1971: VAQ-130 as NM-614.
  • VAQ-130 as NM-617.
  • VAQ-134 as NE-615.
  • 1975: VAQ-208 as AF-653.
  • 1978: VAQ-208 as AF-613.
  • 1982: VAQ-208 as AF-613.
  • 1985-86: VAK-308 as ND-632.
  • 1988: VAK-308 as ND-521.
  • 1989: VAK-208 as AF-521.
  • Currently preserved at NAS Key West, FL.
  • Set to be salvaged in 2013.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147649
  • 4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1965: VAH-8 as NE-698.
  • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 10/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • Returned to service.
  • 1971: VAQ-130 as NM-619. Or as NM-617 when lost?
    *6/18/1971: Crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin off Vinh, North Vietnam due to a control failure. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147650
  • 4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960-61: VAH-4 as ZB-18.
  • 1962: VAH-2 as NL-601.
  • 1964: VAH-2 as NL-6xx.
  • 1965-66: VAH-2 as NL-601.
  • 1966: VAH-2 as ZA-2.
  • 10/6/1966: Crashed off the coast of California after a collision with RA-5C 149288. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147651
  • 5/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961-62: VAH-6 as NG-1.
  • 10/26/1962: While landing at night onboard USS Ranger in the Pacific Ocean, plane struck round-down which caused it to hop over arrestor lines and ditch into the sea off the angled deck. Oddly, the wreck floated for so long that an escort destroyer had to ram it to sink it.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147652
  • 5/1960: Delivered to the US Navy. Or in 4/1960?
    *1962-63: VAH-6 as NG-2.
  • 1963: VAH-8 as NE-696.
  • 1966-67: VAH-2 as ZA-112.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 11/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1968: VAQ-130 as AE-717.
  • 1968: ? as VR-xx.
  • VAQ-130 as AE-017.
  • 1974: VAQ-130 as TR-33.
  • 4/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard. Or in 8/1973?
    *5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
  • 3/1990: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147653
  • 6/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962-63: VAH-6 as NG-3.
  • 1963-64: VAH-8 as NE-6xx.
  • 1966: VAH-8 as NL-613.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-8 as NL-613.
  • 1967: VAH-8 as NK-1xx.
  • 11/3/1967: Crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin after a bad launch off the USS Constellation. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147654
  • 6/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962: VAH-6 as NG-4.
  • 1963: VAH-8.
  • 12/12/1963: Crashed into Mount Silanguin, Philippines on a flight off the USS Midway. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147655
  • 7/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1960: VAH-2.
  • 1960-62: VAH-6 as NG-5.
  • 1963: VQ-1.
  • 1965: VAH-123.
  • 1965: VAH-2 as NL-604.
  • 11/1965: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1967: VAW-13 as NK-110.
  • 1968: VAQ-130.
  • 1969: VAQ-130 as VR-xx.
  • 1970: VAQ-130 as VR-00.
  • 1970-71: VAQ-133 as NH-614.
  • 1972-73: VAQ-130 as NM-613.
  • 12/1974: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1974: VAQ-208 as AF-617.
  • VAQ-208 as AF-611.
  • 1979-82: VAK-208 as AF-615.
  • 1985: VAK-208 as AF-613.
  • 9/1989: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard. Or in 11/1992?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147656
  • 7/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962: VAH-6 as NG-6.
  • 1965: VAH-2 as NL-604.
  • VAH-2 as NL-606.
  • 1966: VAH-2 as NE-602.
  • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 5/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-2 as NL-604.
  • 1968: VAQ-130 as AE-716.
  • 1974: VAQ-130 as NE-xxx.
  • VAQ-130 as NM-615.
  • VAK-208.
  • VAQ-308 as ND-636.
  • 1980: VAK-308 as ND-634.
  • 1984-85: VAK-308 as ND-634.
  • 7/1986: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147657
  • 8/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961-62: VAH-6 as NG-7.
  • 1964: VAH-2 as NL-810.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-2 as NL-610.
  • 1967: VAH-8 as NK-101.
  • 1/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1969-71: VAQ-130 as NM-615.
  • 1971-72: VAQ-130 as NG-615.
  • VAQ-130 as NE-616.
  • 2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/1975: Returned to service.
  • 1979: VAQ-208 as AF-612.
  • 1980: VAK-208 as AF-612.
  • 1989: VAK-208 as AF-522.
  • 9/1989: Put back into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 11/2004: Salvaged.
  • Cockpit currently preserved at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, MI.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147657
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147657 from Heavy Attack Squadron VAH-6 "Fleurs" on th USS Ranger (CVA-61).
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147657
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 147657 from VAW-13/Det.64/"Zappers" refuels a LTV A-7A Corsair II from VA-27/"Royal Maces" off Vietnam, circa in 1968.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147658
  • 8/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962: VAH-6 as NG-8.
  • 1964-65: VAH-2 as NL-811.
  • 1965-66: VAH-2 as ZA-811.
  • 1967: VAH-8 as NK-102.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-8 as NK-102.
  • 3/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1968: VAQ-130 as NE-721.
  • 1968-69: VAQ-130 as NE-616.
  • 1970: VAQ-130 as NM-616.
  • 1971-72: VAQ-130 as NG-616.
  • 2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 6/2008: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147659
  • 9/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962: VAH-6 as NG-9.
  • 1965: VAH-2 as NL-812.
  • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 6/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • VAH-13 as VR-721.
  • 1968: VAQ-130 as AH-10.
  • 1970: VAQ-130 as VR-771.
  • VAQ-130 as AE-016.
  • 1972: VAQ-130 as NM-616.
  • Transferred into storage at the AMARC as 2A0079, October 16, 1973.
  • 11/25/1975: Struck off charge.
  • 6/2008: Salvaged.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147659
Douglas A-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 147659 from VAH-2/Det.M/"Royal Rampants" being readied for launching on the waist catapult of the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CVA-61).
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147660
  • 9/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961-62: VAH-6 as NG-10.
  • 1965: VAH-2 as NL-602.
  • 1966: VAH-8 as NL-602.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 11/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1969: VAQ-130 as VR-616.
  • 1970-71: VAQ-133 as NH-615.
  • VAQ-130 as NG-614.
  • VAK-130 as ND-630
    *5/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 8/1974: Returned to service.
  • 1975: VAQ-308 as ND-635.
  • 1978: VAQ-308 as ND-630.
  • 1981-82: VAQ-308 as ND-630.
  • 9/9/1983: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
  • Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147660
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior.Bu. 147660 of VAQ-133 "Wizards".
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147661
  • 10/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1961: VAH-6 as NG-11.
  • 9/14/1961: Crashed on a flight from the USS Ranger.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147662
  • 10/1960: Delivered to the US Navy, October 1960.
  • Assigned to VAH-6 as NG-12, 1961-1962.
    • Went missing on a flight off the USS Ranger, November 13, 1962.
    • 3 crewmen were killed.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147662
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147662 from VAH-6 Fleurs aboard the USS Ranger (CVA-61).
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147663
  • 11/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-2 as NL-603.
  • Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 6/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1968: VAW-13 as AE-715.
  • 1969-70: VAQ-133 as NK-616.
  • 1971: VAQ-135 as AE-801.
  • 1971-72: VAQ-135 as AB-611.
  • VAQ-308.
  • VAK-208.
  • 6/1978: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • Returned to service.
  • 1985: VAK-208 as AF-614.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147663
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 147663 of VAW-13/Det. 66/"Zappers", Carrier Air Wing Six (CVW-6), is launched from the aircraft carrier USS America (CVA-66) off Norfolk, VA, on January 10, 1968.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147663
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 147663 of VAQ-135/Det.42/"Black Ravens", c1971.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147664
  • 11/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1965: VAH-2 as NL-604.
  • 2/24/1965: Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin on a flight off USS Coral Sea due to a fuel transfer problem. 1 crewman was killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147665
  • 12/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962-65: VAH-2 as NL-605.
  • VAH-13 as VR-723.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 7/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • VAQ-130 as AB-611.
  • 1970: VAQ-133 as NH-616.
  • 1973-74: VAQ-130 as AB-614.
  • 2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 1/1976: Returned to service.
  • 1976: VAQ-208 as AF-611.
  • 1981-88: VAK-208 as AF-611.
  • 1/13/1988: Crashed near Pyramid Lake, NV during a low-level flight. 3 crewmen were killed.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147665
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142255 of VAH-10/Det.60/"Vikings" refuels a Royal Navy McDonnell Phantom FG.1 of 892 Naval Air Squadron.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147666
  • 12/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VAH-13.
  • VAH-4 as ZB-21.
  • 1964-65: VAH-2 as NL-606.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-2 as ZA-15.
  • 1/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tankers/EW aircraft.
  • VAH-13 as NK-111.
  • VAQ-134 as NE-616.
  • 1971: VAQ-135 as AE-802.
  • 1974: VAQ-130 as NE-611.
  • 1981: VAK-308 as ND-635.
  • 1987: VAQ-308 as ND-523.
  • Currently preserved at the Aerospace Museum in Oakland, CA.
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147666
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 147666 of VAQ-135/Det.1/"Black Ravens" lands aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42).
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147666
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 147666 of VAK-308 with in flight with a Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk/Bu. 152850 of VC-12 near Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147667
  • 1/1961: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • VX-5.
  • 1963: VAH-2 as NL-607.
  • VAH-4 as ZB-22.
  • 1965: VAH-8 as NE-695.
  • 1966: VAH-2 as ZA-114.
  • 6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
  • 1967: VAH-2 as NL-607.
  • 7/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
  • 1968: VAW-13 as VR-27.
  • 1969: VAQ-130 as VR-xx.
  • 1970: VAQ-134 as NE-616.
  • 1972: VAQ-135 as AB-610.
  • 1974: VAQ-130 as NE-612.
  • 1979: VAQ-208 as AF-614.
  • 1981-82: VAK-208 as AF-614.
  • VAK-308.
  • VAQ-33.
  • 1989: Withdrawn from use.
  • 2012: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or at NAS Key West, FL?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147668
  • 1/1961: Delivered to the US Navy.
  • 1962: VAH-2.
  • 1/13/1962: Crashed into a mountain range in central Luzon near NAS Cubi Point, Philippines.

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