By Rick Morgan,Jim Laurier,Gareth Hector

The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, even though anything of a cult favorite, is still a mostly unremarked vintage of Naval Aviation. equipped for nuclear weapon supply, the A-3 made its identify in Vietnam as a standard bomber, tanker and digital battle platform. It was once the biggest plane ever usually operated from the decks of airplane vendors, incomes it the fleet-wide nickname 'Whale'. It excelled in each project zone assigned to it and operated within the US military for greater than 4 many years, from 1956 via to 1991. absolutely illustrated to depict the wonderful array of paint schemes and its amazing dimension, this quantity makes a speciality of the type's Vietnam provider, which observed the airplane in brief used as a bomber over either North and South Vietnam from March 1965, earlier than the Skywarrior proved way more helpful as a multi-role tanker (KA-3B) and tanker/tactical jammer (EKA-3B). The name comprises information on all of those operations in addition to extra clandestine reconnaissance missions, and offers information regarding the lads that flew them.

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