Take a flight in the Douglas A3 Skywarrior. Added: 07/08/2009
The EA-3B in carrier operations from the 1980's. The EA-3B was an electronic warfare version of the Douglas A-3D Skywarrior. This was the longest serving version of the "Whale" and the most widely known throughout the fleet.
EA-3B footage from VQ-2 late 1980's Added: 07/08/2009
Can't believe these are still flying!There almost as old as a B-52. They fly out of Van Nuys airport, CA. for a company called Raytheon testing electronics and radars for military aircraft. Look at the nose of the one landing at the end of the video. Added: 07/08/2009
The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior was a strategic bomber built for the United States Navy and among the longest serving carrier-based jet aircraft. It entered service in the mid-1950s and was retired in 1991. For many years after its introduction, it was also the heaviest aircraft ever flown from an Aircraft Carrier, earning it the unofficial nickname "The Whale". 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. Skywarriors saw some use in the conventional bombing and mine-laying role during the Vietnam War from 1965 through 1967. The Navy would soon use only more nimble fighter sized attack bombers over Vietnam, but the A-3 found subsequent service in the tanker, photographic reconnaissance, and electronic warfare roles.
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
A nice tribute to the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. Affectionately known s the "Scooter" Added: 04/08/2009
The A-4 Skyhawk was an American attack aircraft originally designed to operate from United States Navy aircraft carriers. The aircraft was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Corporation (later McDonnell Douglas) and was originally designated the A4D under the US Navy's pre-1962 designation system. Fifty years after the aircrafts first flight, and having played key roles in Vietnam, the Falklands and Yom Kippur wars, some of the nearly 3,000 Skyhawks produced remain in service with several air arms around the world, including active duty on a carrier. The Skyhawk was designed by Douglas' Ed Heinemann in response to a US Navy call for a jet-powered attack aircraft to replace the A-1 Skyraider. Heinemann opted for a design that would minimize size, weight and complexity. The result was an aircraft that weighed only half of the Navy's specification and had a wing so compact that it did not need to be folded for carrier stowage. The diminutive Skyhawk soon received the nicknames "Scooter," "Bantam Bomber," "Tinker Toy Bomber," and, on account of its nimble performance, "Heinemann's Hot-Rod." (Wikipedia)
The Grumman A-6 Intruder
The Grumman A-6E Intruder and EA-6B Prowler in action with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Song: Ra Artist: Sky Added: 5/15/2008 BY Flybynightvideos
The A-6 Intuder is a twin-engine, mid-wing attack aircraft built by Grumman Aerospace. In service between 1963 and 1997, the Intruder was designed as an all-weather replacement for the piston-engined A-1 Skyraider medium attack aircraft. A specialized electronic warfare derivative, the EA-6B Prowler, remains in service as of 2007. As the A-6 was slated for retirement, its precision strike mission was taken over by the now retired F-14 Tomcat equipped with LANTIRN, which has subsequently passed on the role to theF/A-18E/F Super Hornet. (Wikipedia)
The Vought A-7 Corsair II
This is an authentic combat mission filmed from an A-7E Corsair II carrier based attack aircraft deployed aboard the USS Enterprise. This was filmed with Super 8 movie film and edited with very basic technology in 1971. Added: 03/26/2011
The Lycoming A-7 Corsair II. Footage includes some flight test videos and fleet operations. Added: 10/13/2008 BY Flybynightvideos
The Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II
The A-10 Thunderbolt II also known as the Warthog is probably the last of the stick and rudder attack aircraft to be produced. Its fast, nimble, strong and deadly. Its a pilots dream.
A-10 action "Hogs from Hell"
A new domestic assault vehicle designed by A-10 Hawg drivers.
The A-10 Thunderbolt ll is a single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force to provide close air support (CAS) of ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets, also providing a limited air interdiction role. It is the first U.S. Air Force aircraft designed exclusively for CAS. The A-10's official name comes from the P-47 Thunderbolt of World War II, a fighter that was particularly effective at the CAS mission. However, the A-10 is more commonly known by its nickname Warthog or simply Hog. As a secondary mission, it provides airborne forward air control, guiding other aircraft against ground targets. In the USAF inventory, the airframe is designated OA-10 when used primarily in a forward air control role. The A-10 was developed in response to the increasing vulnerability of ground attack-planes to ground air defenses, as evidenced by the large number that were shot down by small arms fire, surface-to-air missiles, and low level anti-aircraft gunfire during the Viet Nam War. This indicated the need for a specialized, heavily armored aircraft with long loiter time and large ordnance load, much like the LLyushin LL-2, Henschel HS 19, or A-1 Skyraider. (Wikipedia)
The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm, hydraulically-driven seven-barrel Gatling-type rotary cannon that is mounted on the United States Air Force's A-10 Thunderbolt II. It is the largest, heaviest and most powerful aircraft cannon in the United States military. The GAU-8 was specifically designed for the anti-tank role, and delivers a very powerful round at a high rate of fire.