Douglas A3D (A-3) Skywarrior






Last updated on: November 4, 2014

The Skywarrior was a large, multi-role carrier-based jet from the 1950s that served in a variety of capacities up until the 1980s. Survivors were renamed the A-3 in 1962, but I will keep the original name here. Only 282 were built in several different marks but I will list them all on this one page.

This is a work in progress and any help would be appreciated. Information on these planes is rather difficult to locate online and this work will remain incomplete unless you the readers offer to help me. Please feel free to pass along any information that you might have.

At the end of this page is a list of people who have graciously offered their help. Thank you all very much!


XA3D-1 prototype 125412
*10/28/1952: First flight.
*5/1954: Delivered to the US Navy.
*5/1956: Assigned as a ground trainer to NAS Memphis, TN.
*1963: VAH-123 as "NJ-305".
Photo of 125412


XA3D-1 prototype 125413
*10/2/1953: First flight.
*10/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1955: NASWF as "413".
*1963: Written off at NAS Alameda, CA.
*Was displayed on the USS Intrepid Museum.
*Currently displayed at the Fulton County APT in Johnstown, NY, since 2005.
Photo of 125413


YA3D-1 (YA-3A) prototype 130352
*10/1953: Delivered to the US Navy.
*10/2/1953: First flight.
*1954-55: NASWF as “352“.
*Converted to NA-3A.
*1958-65: NMC as "352".
*6/1965: Written off at NAS Alameda, CA after an inflight accident.
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A3D-1 (A-3A) 130353
*11/1953: Delivered to the US Navy.
*NATC as “353“.
*1956-61: NMC as "353".
*10/27/1964: Crashed near NAS El Centro, CA.
Photo of 130353


A3D-1 (A-3A) 130354
*4/1954: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: NASWF as "354".
*12/1965: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/1977: Scrapped by Kolar Inc. Or in 12/1970?
Photo of 130354


A3D-1 (A-3A) 130355
*4/1953: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: NATC as “355“.
*8/1964: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*5/1965: Struck off charge at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
Photo of 130355


A3D-1 (A-3A) 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.
Photo of 130356


A3D-1 (A-3A) 130357
*4/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
*Converted to NA-3A.
*1958-69: NASWF as "357".
*2/1970: Struck off charge at NAS Alameda, CA.
*7/1976: Salvaged. At NAS Alameda, CA?
Photo of 130357


A3D-1 (A-3A) 130358
*6/1954: Delivered to the US Navy.
*Converted to YA3D-1P.
*1957: VAP-62.
*Converted to NRA-3A.
*1961-64: NADC as "358".
*12/1964: Withdrawn from use at NADC.
*12/1964: Salvaged.
Photo of 130358


A3D-1 (A-3A) 130359
*10/27/1955: Crashed near Lancaster/Edwards AFB, CA. 2 crewmen were killed. Or on 10/29/1955? Before being delivered to the US Navy?
Photo of 130359


A3D-1 (A-3A) 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“.
*9/30/1957: Damaged beyond repair in a hard landing at NAS Port Lyautey, French Morocco.
*6/1958: Struck off charge.
*Broken up for spare parts on site.
Photo of 130360


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.
*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. Or in 1970?
*Currently preserved at the Pima Air and Space Museum, AZ.
Photo of 130361


A3D-1 (A-3A) 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 off MCAS Iwakuni, Japan due to an inflight fire. 4 crewmen were killed.


A3D-1 (A-3A) 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.
Photo of 130363


A3D-1 (A-3A) 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 by Kolar Inc.
Photo of 135407


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135408
*Converted to YA3D-1.
*1956-57: NATC as “408“.
*VAH-123.
*1/4/1960: Written off after an accident.
Photo of 135408


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135409
*7/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
*Converted to NA-3A.
*1973: PMTC as “72“.
*7/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/1975: Salvaged.
Photo of 135409


A3D-1 (A-3A) 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.
Photo of 135410


A3D-1 (A-3A) 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.
*1/1975: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
Photo of 135411


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135412
*8/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAH-123 as "NJ-5".
*1968-70: NATF as "5".
*8/1970: Assigned as a ground trainer to NATF Lakehurst, NJ as “5“.
*Salvaged.
Photo of 135412


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135413
*10/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-123.
*1956-58: NASWF, at Kirtland AFB, NM for tests.
*1/3/1963: Ditched into the sea off NAS Alameda, CA. Or in 9/1963?
Photo of 135413


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135414
*12/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: NAF China Lake, CA for tests.
*11/8/1965: Crashed near NATF Lakehurst, NJ.
Photo of 135414


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135415
*1/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: NATC.
*1956: VAH-1 as "TB-4".
*1958: VAH-1 as "GH-6".
*1969: VAH-3 as "GJ-210".
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard?
*10/1973: Salvaged? Or in 4/1969 at NAS Alameda?
Photo of 135415


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135416
*5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VX-5 as “XE-1“.
*1963: VAH-3.
*9/30/1963: Written off after an accident.
Photo of 135416


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135417
*5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-1 as “TB-7“.
*9/26/1957: Ditched into the sea.
Photo of 135417


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135418
*7/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-1 as “TB-8“.
*VAH-3.
*VAH-123.
*Converted to EA-3A.
*Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*1960-74: PMTC as “70“.
*12/1974: Withdrawn from use after an accident.
*Currently preserved at the Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola, FL.
Photo of 135418


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135419
*7/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-3 as “AL-306“.
*VAH-3 as "GJ-206".
*1961: VAH-123 as “GJ-206“.
*3/7/1961: Written off after an inflight fire. Date wrong?
Photo of 135419


A3D-1 135420
*6/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: VAH-7 as "GJ-404".
*1959: VAH-1 as "AG-606".
*10/1964: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
Photo of 135420


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135421
*1/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: NATC.
*1956: VAH-1 as “TB-1“.
*PMTC.
*8/1964: Assigned as a ground trainer to NATF Lakehurst, NJ.
*Salvaged.
Photo of 135421


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135422
*1/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: NATC.
*1956: VAH-1.
*1960: VAH-3.
*5/18/1960: Crashed after an inflight fire. Or in 6/1960?
Photo of 135422


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135423
*1/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: NATC.
*1956: VAH-1.
*1957-58: VAH-3 as "GJ-211".
*1966: VAH-3 as “GJ-211“.
*1966: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard?
*5/1969: Assigned as a ground trainer to NAS Alameda, CA.
*10/1973: Salvaged?
Photo of 135423


A3D-1 (A-3A) 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.
Photo of 135424


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135425
*5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956-57: NATC.
*VX-5 as “XE-02“.
*VQ-2 as “JQ-3“.
*VAH-3.
*9/26/1963: Written off at NAS Norfolk, VA after an accident. Or in 12/1963?
Photo of 135425


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135426
*5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962-63: VAH-123 as "NJ-6".
*11/27/1963: Crashed.
Photo of 135426


A3D-1 (A-3A) 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.
*8/1970: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.
Photo of 135427


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135428
*7/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-123.
*1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/1967: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135429
*7/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-3 as "AL-306".
*1959: VAH-1.
*6/19/1959: Ditched into the sea after a launch failure from the USS Independence.
Photo of 135429


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135430
*10/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-3.
*6/19/1957: Written off after an accident.
*Salvaged at NAS Jacksonville, FL.


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135431
*8/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*NATC as “31“.
*1962: VAH-123 as "NJ-310".
*1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1/1968: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.
Photo of 135431


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135432
*9/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-3 as “EW-5“.
*1957: VAH-3 as "AL-305".
*1960-63: VAH-3 as “GJ-202”.
*8/1968: Broken up for spare parts at NAS Alameda, CA.
Photo of 135432


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135433
*10/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: VAH-3 as “EW-2“.
*3/1964: Assigned as a ground trainer 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?
Photo of 135433


A3D-1 (A-3A) 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.
*6/1967: Struck off charge.
*Abandoned at Edwards AFB, CA for many decades.
*2010: Recovered and restored.
*Currently preserved at the Edwards AFB Museum, CA.
Photo of 135434


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135435
*2/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*NATC.
*1964-66: NATF as "5"
*4/1966: Assigned as a ground trainer at NATF Lakehurst, NJ, as “5“.
*1968: Naval Electronics Labratory, as "5".
Photo of 135435


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135436
*2/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: NATC.
*1956-57: VAH-1 as “TB-6“.
*1960: VAH-1 as "AG-604".
*1960: VAH-1 as "AG-614".
*VAH-123.
*1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1/1968: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or in 10/1973?
Photo of 135436


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135437
*8/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-3.
*2/9/1957: Ditched into the sea near NS Mayport, FL after a flame-out. Later salvaged. Pilot was killed.


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135438
*5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-1 as “GH-8“.
*VAH-123.
*1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*8/1968: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or in 10/1973?
Photo of 135438


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135439
*6/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*10/1964: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135440
*4/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: VAH-2 as “BF-1“.
*1957: VAH-1.
*8/26/1957: Crashed in a nighttime accident. Or in 7/1959?
Photo of 135440


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135441
*8/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-3 as "EW-6".
*1957: VAH-3 as “AL-306“.
*8/19/1957: Crashed in a nighttime accident.
Photo of 135441


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135442
*9/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-3 as “AL-307“.
*1963: VAH-123.
*3/14/1963: Written off at NAS Whidbey Island, WA after a nighttime accident.
Photo of 135442


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135443
*10/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: VAH-1 as "TB-12".
*9/30/1958: Written off?
*3/1964: Assigned as a ground trainer to NWL Dahlgren, VA.
*Salvaged.
Photo of 135443


A3D-1 (A-3A) 135444
*8/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-123 as “NJ-302“.
*12/1965: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/1967: Salvaged. Or in 5/1974?
Photo of 135444


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138902
*5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-11.
*1960: VAH-1.
*8/13/1960: Crashed during a flight from the USS Independence.
Photo of 138902


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138903
*4/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: Bailed to Douglas Corp for tanker tests.
*1/28/1958: Crashed near Barstow, CA. 2 crewmen were killed. Or on 2/7/1958?
Photo of 138903


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*5/1987: Sold for scrap? No? Salvaged in 5/1975?
*Currently preserved at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ?
Photo of 138904


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*1970: VAH-123 as “NJ-309“.
*7/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/1987: Sold for scrap?
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?
Photo of 138905


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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”.
*1961: VAH-13 as “GP-600“.
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*VAQ-208.
*9/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/1987: Sold for scrap?
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?
Photo of 138906


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
Photo of 138907


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138908
*11/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957-58: VAH-2 as "ZB-8".
*1/6/1958: Ditched into the South China Sea after a bad launch from the USS Ticonderoga.
Photo of 138908


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*12/2/1968: Ditched into the sea off California after a bad launch from the USS Enterprise.
Photo of 138909


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138910
*11/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-4 as "ZB-10".
*8/12/1957: Ditched into the sea off NAS Whidbey Island, WA off the USS Ticonderoga.
Photo of 138910


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*VAQ-308 as “ND-633“.
*1971: VAQ-308 as "ND-631".
*9/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/1987: Sold for scrap?
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?
Photo of 138911


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138912
*12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-4 as “ZB-2“.
*VAH-2.
*1960: VAH-4.
*8/20/1960: Written off aboard the USS Oriskany after an accident. Or in 7/1960?
*Salvaged.
Photo of 138912


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138913
*12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-4 as “ZB-3“.
*VAH-2.
*1959: VAH-4 as "ZB-3".
*5/5/1959: Ditched into the sea southeast of Hawaii while attempting a night landing on USS Lexington.
Photo of 138913


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*VAQ-308 as “ND-634“.
*2/1975: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/1987: Sold for scrap?
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?
Photo of 138914


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*9/1968: Withdrawn from use at NAS Alameda, CA.
*8/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1985: Salvaged. Or in 5/1975?
Photo of 138915


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138916
*1/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962: VAH-1 as "AG-600".
*VAH-1 as “AG-606“.
*VAH-7 as “GL-405“.
*1963: VAH-6.
*9/17/1963: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
Photo of 138916


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138917
*12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957-59: VAH-2 as "ZA-7".
*VAH-8 as “ZD-10“.
*1967: VAH-123.
*4/5/1967: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
Photo of 138917


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*VAQ-132.
*1/14/1969: Burnt out in a deck accident onboard the USS Enterprise.
Photo of 138918


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138919
*12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-2 as “ZA-xx“.
*5/14/1957: Ditched into the sea off San Diego, CA off the USS Bon Homme Richard.
Photo of 138919


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138920
*12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-65: VAH-4 as “ZB-8“.
*VAH-2.
*6/1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*10/1973: Salvaged.
Photo of 138920


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*4/4/1968: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
Photo of 138921


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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?
*10/1973: Salvaged.
Photo of 138922


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*6/1973: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA?
*Ever at AMARC?
Photo of 138923


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138924
*1/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-2.
*1960: VAH-4 as "ZB-11".
*1961: VAH-4.
*7/7/1961: Ditched into the sea off the USS Bon Homme Richard.
Photo of 138924


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*11/16/1987: Crash landed at Elmendorf AFB, AK after a collision with ERA-3B 144827. Written off afterwards?
Photo of 138925


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138926
*3/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958-59: VAH-5 as “AK-510“.
*1/7/1959: Written off aboard the USS Forrestal due to an accident.
*3/1959: Salvaged.
Photo of 138926


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138927
*4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957-58: VAH-9 as “GM-3“.
*1963: VAH-4.
*2/12/1963: Crashed on a flight from the USS Ticonderoga.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*7/1970: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.
Photo of 138928


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*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 at NAS Patuxent River, MD under mysterious circumstances. Or on 1/26/1979? Two crewmen were killed.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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?
Photo of 138930


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*5/1987: Sold for scrap?
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?
Photo of 138931


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*VAQ-308 as "ND-631".
*4/1975: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 138933
*4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*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.
*5/1987: Sold for scrap?
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?
Photo of 138933


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138934
*5/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-2 as “ZA-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.
Photo of 138934


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138935
*5/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-4 as "ZB-5".
*8/2/1958: Written off aboard the USS Shangri La due to an accident.
*1974: Salvaged at the AMARC bone yard.
*Never converted to KA-3B?
Photo of 138935


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138936
*5/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-2 as “ZA-3“.
*10/14/1957: Ditched into the sea off NAS Cubi Point, Philippines.
Photo of 138936


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138937
*5/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-61: VAH-6 as "NG-5".
*1962: VAH-5 as "AJ-615".
*1965: VAH-123 as “NJ-303“.
*1/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1968: VAH-123.
*7/24/1968: Written off at NAS Whidbey Island, WA after an accident. Or in 7/1969?
*Salvaged.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 138938
*9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*Converted to NA-3B.
*1977-87: PMTC as “74“.
*5/1987: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/2012: Salvaged.
Photo of 138938


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138939
*6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-9 as “AC-9“.
*1962-63: VAH-5 as "AJ-6xx".
*1965: VAH-123.
*1966-67: 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.
*5/1987: Sold for scrap?
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?
Photo of 138939


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138940
*6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-5 as "GK-306".
*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.
*2/18/1970: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
Photo of 138940


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*VAQ-131 as “NH-612“.
*1970: VAQ-131 as "AB-612".
*1/1971: Salvaged at NAS Norfolk, VA. Or in 10/1973?
*Ever at AMARC?
Photo of 138941


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138942
*6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-9.
*2/7/1958: Written off at NAS Sanford, FL after an accident.
*1958: Salvaged at the AMARC bone yard.


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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: Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin off the USS Coral Sea. 3 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 138943


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*VAQ-13 as “GD-220”.
*1976: 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 displayed in Corpus Christi, TX.
*Currently displayed onboard the USS Lexington Museum.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*1/1972: Salvaged. Or in 3/1974?
Photo of 138945


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*1/1972: Salvaged. Or in 5/1974?
Photo of 138946


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138947
*12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-5 as “GK-310“.
*VAH-5 as “AK-510”.
*1960: VAH-7 as "GL-408".
*1961-62: VAH-10 as “NK-207“.
*VAH-2.
*1965: VAH-4 as "ZB-610".
*5/25/1965: Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin after a bad launch from the USS Oriskany.
Photo of 138947


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
Photo of 138948


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138949
*8/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-11.
*6/2/1958: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL. Or in 8/1958?


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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?
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*1971: VAQ-130 as "TR-20".
*Salvaged at NAS North Island, CA.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 138952
*9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-9 as "AC-504".
*1962: VAH-10 as "AE-604".
*VAH-13 as “NH-601“.
*3/15/1967: Crashed while landing at Lockbourne AFB, OH. Later salvaged at NAF China Lake, CA?
Photo of 138952


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*VAH-10 as "ZR-10".
*VAH-10 as “AB-652“.
*VAH-10 as “AA-915”.
*VAQ-130.
*2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*10/1984: Salvaged. Or in 5/1975?
Photo of 138953


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138954
*4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-9 as “AC-4“.
*8/25/1958: Crashed on a flight from the USS Saratoga.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 138955
*4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-9 as “FG-8“.
*1958: VAH-9 as "GM-8".
*1958: VAH-9 as “AC-8”.
*VAH-9 as “AC-508”.
*1961: VAH-13 as “GP-603“.
*1963: VAH-10 as "NK-200".
*VAH-10 as “NK-104“.
*VAH-123 as "NJ-317".
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*4/1970: Written off after an accident.
*Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 138956
*4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-9.
*7/6/1957: Crashed on a flight from the USS Saratoga. Ashore and later salvaged?
Photo of 138956


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*5/1973: Written off at NAS Alameda, CA after an accident.
Photo of 138957


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*VAH-10.
*8/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/1974: Salvaged. Or in 1/1972?
Photo of 138959


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
Photo of 138960


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*1/1972: Salvaged. Or in 5/1974?
Photo of 138961


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138962
*6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962: VAH-11 as "AB-601".
*6/25/1962: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL.
Photo of 138962


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*8/1970: Assigned as a ground trainer at NAS Alameda, CA.
Photo of 138963


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138964
*6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-9 as “AC-00“.
*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".
*1/1975: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*10/1985: Returned to service.
*1986: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.
Photo of 138964


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
Photo of 138965


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138966
*7/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-10 as “NK-105“.
*1960: VAH-4 as "ZB-10".
*1963: VAH-10 as "NK-210".
*8/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1970: VAQ-133 as "NH-611".
*12/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1977: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or in 2/1974?
Photo of 138966


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*5/1987: Sold for scrap?
Photo of 138967


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
Photo of 138968


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*Currently preserved at NAS Alameda, CA. Since 1994?
Photo of 138969


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
Photo of 138970


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138971
*9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962: VAH-4 as "ZB-11".
*VAH-4 as “ZB-4“.
*1966: VAH-4 as "ZB-612".
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1968: VAH-4 as "ZB-4".
*VAH-10 as “NP-611“.
*1969-70: VAH-10 as "NP-612".
*VAQ-131.
*VAW-13 as "ZB-4".
*3/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard. Wrong date?
*1986: Salvaged. Or in 5/1974? Or in 1/1972?
Photo of 138971


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138972
*9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1963-64: VAH-13 as "NH-607".
*1965: VAH-123.
*VAH-9 as “AC-506“.
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1968: VAH-10.
*10/3/1968: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
Photo of 138972


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138973
*9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: VAH-11 as “AB-606“.
*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.
*Currently preserved at NAS Alameda, CA. Since 1994?
Photo of 138973


A3D-2 (A-3B) 138974
*8/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958-59: VAH-5 as “AK-503“.
*VAH-5 as "AK-303".
*VAH-5 as "GK-303".
*VQ-2.
*1965: VAH-11 as “AB-606“.
*1965-66: VAH-4 as “ZB-610“.
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1967: VAH-10 as “NP-015“.
*1967-68: VAH-4 as "ZB-5".
*1969-70: VAH-10 as "NP-015".
*1970: VAH-10 as "NP-613".
*7/1970: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.
Photo of 138974


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*4/1968: Salvaged at NPRO Long Beach, CA. Or in 10/1973?
Photo of 138975


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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 the USS F.D. Roosevelt.
Photo of 138976


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*12/20/1962: Crashed during a night landing attempt on USS Bon Homme Richard.
Photo of 142236


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*5/1975: Salvaged. Or in 11/1994?
Photo of 142237


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*VAH-10 as “AG-402”.
*1970: VAQ-308 as "ND-632".
*1971: VAQ-208 as "AF-653".
*7/1972: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Currently preserved at NAS Alameda, CA. Since 3/1990?
Photo of 142238


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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”.
*1/1973: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or in 1985?
Photo of 142239


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142240
*11/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958-59: VAH-8 as “ZD-6“.
*VAH-4 as “ZB-16“.
*4/18/1963: Written off after an accident.
*Currently displayed onboard the USS Yorktown Museum? Or not?
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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 NAS Alameda, CA, later salvaged there.
Photo of 142241


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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“.
*1964: ? as "NH-604".
*1965-75: NARF El Centro, CA as "242".
*National Parachute Test Range.
*1974: NATF.
*4/20/1976: Exploded in arresting gear tests at NATF Lakehurst, NJ.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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?
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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, later salvaged there.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142245
*12/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-1.
*1961: VAH-11.
*5/7/1961: Crashed on a flight from the USS F.D. Roosevelt.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142246
*11/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962: VAH-13 as "GP-605".
*VAH-123.
*1970: NATC.
*Currently preserved at the New England Air Museum, CT.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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“.
*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.
*Currently stored at NAS Alameda, CA? Since 5/1978? Or since 11/1994?
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142248
*1/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*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: VAQ-208 as “AF-654“.
*2/2/1975: Written off after an accident.
*3/1975: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142249
*1/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAH-8 as "NE-6xx".
*1966: VAH-10 as "AB-602".
*5/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*7/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*VAH-10 as “AB-601“.
*1968: VAQ-131 as “NH-1“.
*VAQ-131 as “NH-614”.
*VAQ-130 as “33“.
*VAQ-130 as "TR-50".
*7/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard. Or not until 1975?
*4/1982: Sent to be a target on the Goldwater Range, AZ.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142251
*2/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*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. Or in 4/1982?
*Currently preserved at the USS Midway Museum. Since 4/1982? Or not?
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142252
*2/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1966-67: VAH-4 as “ZB-14“.
*7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*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: Crashed after a control problem near Silverthorne, Grant County, CO.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142253
*1/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-8 as "ZB-xx".
*1960-61: VAH-6 as "NG-2".
*1962: VAH-13 as "GP-603".
*1964: VAH-13 as “NH-603“.
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1967: VAH-10 as “AB-602“.
*VAQ-130.
*1970-71: VAQ-131 as "AB-650".
*9/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Currently stored at NAS Alameda, CA. Since 11/1994?
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142254
*3/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-3.
*1959: VAH-6.
*3/9/1959: Crashed on a flight from the USS Ranger.


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*6/2008: Salvaged.
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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.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
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A3D-2W 142258
*Cancelled while under construction?


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*VAH-2 as “ZA-691“.
*VAH-2 as “NL-606”.
*6/1969: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*1970: VAQ-132.
*7/4/1970: Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin while attempting to land on USS America.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*1970: VAH-10 as "AJ-612".
*1970: VAQ-129 as "AJ-612".
*12/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Currently stored at NAS Alameda, CA. Since 11/1994?
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142402
*3/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-6.
*1962: VAH-8 as “NE-60x“.
*9/24/1962: Ditched into the Pacific Ocean while attempting to land on the USS Midway.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*1974: VAQ-135 as "NL-611".
*VAQ-130.
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard? In 1973?
*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.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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: VAQ-132 as “NG-616“.
*1972-73: VAQ-135 as “NL-612“.
*12/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*10/2003: Sent to be a target on the Goldwater Range, AZ.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142405
*4/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-6 as “ZC-9“.
*1964: VAH-8.
*8/16/1964: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142406
*4/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962: VAH-123 as "NJ-314".
*1964: VAH-8 as “NE-691“.
*1965: VAH-123.
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*VAH-2 as “ZA-10“.
*VAH-2 as “ZA-7”.
*1970: VAQ-133 as "NK-610".
*8/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard. Or in 6/1970?
*1/1972: Salvaged. Or in 4/1977?
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142407
*4/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-61: VAH-2.
*3/3/1961: Written off aboard the USS Coral Sea due to a deck handling accident.


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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“.
*1980-87: NWC.
*9/1991: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Currently on display at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142631
*5/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-9 as “AC-505“.
*1964: VAH-11.
*7/19/1964: Crashed on a flight from the USS F.D. Roosevelt.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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. Or in 4/1982?
*11/1994: Salvaged.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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: Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin after a bad launch from the USS Coral Sea.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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“.
*1973: VAQ-130 as “NE-611”.
*1/21/1973: Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin after a bad launch from the USS Ranger. 3 crewmen were killed.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*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.
*1/1972: Salvaged.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142636
*6/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-11.
*12/4/1958: Ditched into the Caribbean Sea.


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142637
*7/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958-61: VAH-11 as “AB-604“.
*10/4/1961: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*5/2012: Salvaged.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142639
*8/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: VAH-6.
*6/30/1959: Crashed on a flight from the USS Ranger.


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142640
*6/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958-59: VAH-6 as “ZC-12“.
*1959: VAH-2.
*9/18/1959: Crashed near Napa, CA.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142641
*7/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-7.
*1959: VAH-11.
*7/21/1959: Ditched into the Caribbean Sea.


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142642
*7/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-7.
*1959-60: VAH-2 as “ZA-8“.
*3/26/1960: Crashed when airframe disintegrated in flight near Harrington, WA.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142643
*8/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: VAH-7.
*4/22/1959: Written off at NAS Sanford, FL.


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*Currently stored at NAS Alameda, CA. Since 11/1994?
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142645
*8/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-1.
*10/2/1958: Crashed near NAS Jacksonville, FL.


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142646
*9/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAH-2 as "NL-xxx".
*Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*9/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*1971: VAQ-135 as “NL-613“.
*1971: VAQ-135 as "AJ-61x".
*1973: VAQ-130 as "NE-614".
*1973: VAQ-135.
*11/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard. Or in 4/1982?
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*VAQ-132 as “NG-617“.
*1974: VAQ-135 as "NL-613".
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard? In 12/1973?
*10/2003: Sent to be a target on the Goldwater Range, AZ.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142648
*10/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960: VAH-11 as "AB-6xx".
*1961: VAH-11.
*10/12/1961: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL. Date wrong?
Photo of 142648


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142649
*12/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-2 as “ZA-694“.
*1965: VAH-8 as "NE-602".
*7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*VAH-10 as “NK-104“.
*1968-69: VAH-10 as “NE-611”.
*1970: VAQ-132 as “NG-611“.
*1972: VAQ-308.
*10/29/1972: Crashed at Buckley ANGB, CO.
Photo of 142649


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
Photo of 142650


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142651
*3/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-4.
*1961: VAH-9 as "AC-xxx".
*1966: 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.
*VAQ-130 as “NP-021“.
*1970: VAQ-135 as "NL-614".
*3/1978: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*10/2003: Sent to be a target on the Goldwater Range, AZ.
Photo of 142651


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142652
*3/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: VAH-4 as "ZB-xx".
*1961: VAH-11.
*1965: 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“.
*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.
*11/2002: Salvaged.
Photo of 142652


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142653
*3/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-11 as “AB-603“.
*1965: VAH-4 as "AG-817".
*1965-66: VAH-4 as “ZB-3“.
*4/12/1966: Shot down near Luichow Peninsula/Hainan Island/Kuangtung Province, China by Chinese MiGs on a flight to the USS Kitty Hawk. 4 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 142653


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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“.
*1971: VAQ-134 as "NE-614".
*1972-73: VAQ-135 as "AA-610".
*8/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/2012: Salvaged.
Photo of 142654


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142655
*3/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1966: VAH-4 as "ZB-611".
*Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1967: VAH-4 as "AH-611".
*10/21/1967: Ditched into Cubi Bay off NAS Cubi Point, Philippines due to engine failure. Wreck later raised and salvaged. Did JATO bottles accidentally fire? Or was this taking off from USS Oriskany somewhere in the Gulf of Tonkin? Help?
Photo of 142655


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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“.
*1973: VAQ-135 as “NP-614“.
*2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard. Or in 5/1975?
*11/1994: Salvaged.
Photo of 142656


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*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.
Photo of 142657


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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-xxx".
*7/27/1967: Ditched into the South China Sea near the Parcel Islands due to double engine failure. 2 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 142658


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142659
*4/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAH-5 as "AJ-607".
*1962-63: VAH-5 as “AJ-605“.
*1965: VAH-11 as "AB-xxx".
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*VAH-4.
*9/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*1967: VAW-13 as “VR-731“.
*1968: VAW-13 as "NF-031".
*1969: VAQ-130 as "NF-615".
*1970-71: VAQ-129 as “NP-616“.
*1972: VAQ-135 as "NH-611".
*1974: VAQ-130 as "TR-34".
*1976: VAQ-308 as "ND-631".
*1977: VAQ-308.
*9/10/1977: Ditched into San Francisco Bay after a bad take-off from NAS Alameda, CA. 3 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 142659


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142660
*4/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960: VAH-4 as "ZB-xx".
*VAH-7 as “GL-406“.
*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".
*10/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard. Or in 5/1978?
*11/1994: Salvaged.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 142661
*4/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-63: VAH-5 as “AJ-601“.
*1965-66: VAH-4 as "ZB-111".
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1967: VAH-4 as "ZB-5".
*12/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*VAQ-135 as “NF-615“.
*1972-74: VAQ-130 as “NP-616“.
*2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard. Or in 5/1978?
*11/1994: Salvaged.
Photo of 142661


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*VAH-4 as “Z-1”.
*Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*1968: VAW-13 as “NP-042“.
*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“.
*1985: VAK-308 as "ND-636".
*1989: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or in 1999 at DRMO?
Photo of 142662


A3D-2 (A-3B) 142663
*5/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAH-5 as “AJ-605“.
*10/12/1961: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL after a collision with another A3D-2. All 4 crewmen were killed.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*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.
*Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or at DRMO?
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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“.
*4/1/1966: Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin after a bad launch off the USS Enterprise. 3 crewmen were killed.
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A3D-2P (RA-3B) 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.
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A3D-2P (RA-3B) 142667
*9/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*Converted to NRA-3B.
*1967-91: PMTC as “71”.
*9/30/1991: Withdrawn from use.
*Bailed to Hughes Inc.
*Bailed to Westinghouse Corp.
*Given the civilian registration “N576HA”.
*9/2010: Salvaged.
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A3D-2P (RA-3B) 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.
*1988-90: VAQ-34 as “GD-11“.
*VAQ-34 as “GD-211”.
*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.
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A3D-2P (RA-3B) 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.
Photo of 142669


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 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 due to engine failure after take-off from NAS Rota, Spain. 4 crewmen were killed.
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A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 142671
*10/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: NATC.
*VQ-1 as “PR-06“.
*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.
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A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 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: Ditched into the Pacific Ocean north of Guam.
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A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 142673
*1/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960: NATC as "673".
*1964: VQ-2 as “JQ-10“.
*VQ-1 as “PR-12“.
*VQ-1 as “PR-17”.
*2/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1985: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or in 1983? Used as a source of spare parts?
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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: Ditched into the sea off Dong Hoi/Kien Giang River, North Vietnam on a mining sortie off the USS Kitty Hawk. 3 crewmen were killed.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*1970: VAH-10 as “ZR-19“.
*VAQ-129 as “NP-614“.
*1973: VAQ-130 as "TR-30".
*5/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard. Or since 5/1978?
*11/1994: Salvaged.
Photo of 144628


A3D-2 (A-3B) 144629
*6/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-11?
*1959-60: VAH-1 as “AG-610“.
*10/14/1960: Crashed on a flight off the USS Independence.
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A3D-2P (RA-3B) 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”.
*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 in excellent condition.
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A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144826
*6/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1969: VAP-61.
*8/8/1969: Crashed on a flight from Da Nang AB, South Vietnam due to double engine flame-out.


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144827
*6/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1973: Returned to service.
*6/1973: Converted to ERA-3B electronic aggressor aircraft.
*1976-80: VAQ-33 as “GD-1“.
*1983: VAQ-33 as "GD-101".
*1987: VAQ-33 as "GD-1".
*11/16/1987: Crashed near Chisik Island, AK after a collision with KA-3B 138925. Two of four crewmen aboard were killed.
Photo of 144827


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144828
*7/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAP-61 as “SS-902“.
*1967: VAP-61.
*6/16/1967: Crashed on a flight from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines.
Photo of 144828


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 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?
Photo of 144829


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144830
*8/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: VCP-61 as “SS-6”.
*VAP-61 as “SS-906“.
*1963: VAP-61.
*5/16/1963: Ditched into the sea on a flight from Agana AB, Guam.
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A3D-2P (RA-3B) 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: Withdrawn from use.
*1985: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or in 6/1976?
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A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144832
*9/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAP-62 as “GB-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".
*1991: VAQ-33 as “GD-102“.
*Bailed to Thunderbird Aviation.
*Bailed to Hughes Inc.
*Given civilian registration “N162TB”.
*1/2010: Salvaged.
*Cockpit currently preserved at the NAS Pensacola Museum, FL
Photo of 144832


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144833
*10/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1975: NADC as "833".
*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.
Photo of 144833


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144834
*10/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VCP-61 as “SS-5“.
*? as "SS-905".
*1968: VAP-61.
*VQ-1 as “PR-42“.
*7/1974: Converted to NRA-3B for tests.
*PMTC as “79”.
*7/1985: Converted to UA-3B and TNRA-3B.
*1985: VQ-2 as “JD-00“.
*VAQ-34.
*9/1990: Sold to Raytheon Corp.
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/2012: Salvaged.
Photo of 144834


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144835
*10/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAP-61 as “SS-901“.
*1965: VAP-61 as “SS-912”.
*1967: VAP-61.
*8/25/1967: Crashed near Thanh Hoa, North Vietnam on a night mission. 3 crewmen were killed.
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A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144836
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960: VAP-62.
*3/18/1960: Crashed near NAS Jacksonville, FL.


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144837
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAP-62 as “GB-4“.
*1969: VAP-62.
*4/15/1969: Crashed near NAS Jacksonville, FL.
Photo of 144837


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144838
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAP-62 as “GB-5“.
*VAP-1 as “SS-911“.
*VQ-1 as "PR-44".
*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.
Photo of 144838


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144839
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*NADC.
*11/3/1969: Withdrawn from use at NAS Alameda, CA, later salvaged there.
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A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144840
*12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VQ-1.
*1968: VAP-61.
*9/1974: Converted to NRA-3B for tests.
*1974: PMTC as “78”.
*1987: Struck off charge.
*3/1989: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Rear fuselage use to repair 144856.
Photo of 144840


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144841
*12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*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.
Photo of 144841


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144842
*12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-62: VCP-63 as "PP-930".
*1965: VAP-61 as “SS-907“.
*1966: VAP-61.
*6/13/1966: Shot down by ground fire near Mu Ron Ma/Ha Tinh, North Vietnam. 3 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 144842


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 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 stored in Mojave, CA? Or at Hanscomb AFB, MA?
Photo of 144843


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144844
*1/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAP-61 as “SS-908“.
*1961: VCP-61 as "PP-931".
*1967: VAP-61.
*10/14/1967: Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin off Thanh Hoa, North Vietnam due to battle damage. Pilot was killed.
Photo of 144844


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144845
*2/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960: VAP-62 as “GB-10“.
*8/1/1960: Crashed near NAS Jacksonville, FL.
Photo of 144845


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144846
*2/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAP-62 as “GB-9”.
*VAP-61.
*7/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*7/1981: Returned to service.
*1982: Converted to ERA-3B.
*1984: VAQ-34.
*1985-89: VAQ-34 as “GD-210“.
*VAQ-34 as "GD-213".
*VAQ-33.
*9/1991: Bailed to Westinghouse Corp.
*Bailed to Hughes Inc.
*Bailed to Raytheon Corp as “N547HA“.
*Given civilian registrations “N576HA“ and “N574HA”.
*1999: Salvaged in Van Nuys, CA.
Photo of 144846


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 144847
*4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-61: VCP-63 as "PP-933".
*1962: VAP-1 as “SS-910“.
*1968: VAP-61.
*1/1/1968: Ditched into the sea off Dong Hoi, North Vietnam due to flak damage. 3 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 144847


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 144848
*2/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: NATC, as a YA3D-2Q.
*1968: VQ-2.
*6/1968: Badly damaged by a VC rocket attack on Da Nang AB, South Vietnam and never fully repaired.
*12/14/1968: Fell overboard off a barge into Tokyo Bay when it broke loose from the tie downs in heavy weather.
Photo of 144848


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 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: 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.
Photo of 144849


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 144850
*1/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VQ-2 as “JQ-2“.
*1987: VQ-2 as “JQ-12“.
*1/25/1987: Nose gear caught the top of the barricade and ripped off causing the aircraft to hit the flight deck and skid off the side into the eastern Mediterranean Sea while attempting to land on the USS Nimitz. 7 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 144850


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 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 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 144851


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 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“.
*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.
Photo of 144852


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 144853
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*11/27/1959: Ditched into the Pacific Ocean near Wake Island during ferry flight to Japan. 4 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 144853


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 144854
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1964: VQ-1 as "PR-10".
*VQ-1 as “PR-15”.
*1986: VQ-1 as "NH-010".
*VQ-1 as “NG-010”.
*6/26/1987: Crashed during night FCLP at NAS Miramar, CA. 3 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 144854


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 144855
*12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-70: VQ-1.
*9/19/1970: Ditched into Pacific Ocean between Guam and the Philippines.
Photo of 144855


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 144856
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959-60: NATC.
*1965: VAH-123.
*VAH-123 as "NJ-321".
*1977: NARTU Alameda, CA as "6G-21".
*1971: VAQ-130 as "TR-20".
*VAQ-130 as “TR-24“.
*VAQ-33 as “GD-21“.
*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.
Photo of 144856


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 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.
Photo of 144857


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 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".
*VAQ-33 as "GD-24".
*9/1991: Bailed to Westinghouse Corp.
*Bailed to Raytheon Corp.
*Bailed to Hughes Inc.
*Given civilian registrations “N579HA” and “N879RS”.
*9/2010: Salvaged.
Photo of 144858


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 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.
Photo of 144859


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 144860
*12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1965-66: VAH-123 as "NJ-322".
*Converted to VA-3B VIP transport aircraft.
*1974-76: VQ-1 as “PR-00“.
*5/1981: Withdrawn from use at NAS Dallas, TX.
*1982: Bailed to Vought Corp for airframe stress tests.
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/1997: Sold/donated/loaned to Hollywood? Huh?
Photo of 144860


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 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.
*8/27/1973: Caught fire and crashed after take-off from NAS Albany, GA. Pilot was killed.
Photo of 144861


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 144862
*2/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1965: VAH-123.
*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.
Photo of 144862


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 144863
*2/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*Converted to VA-3B VIP transport aircraft.
*1968-70: VQ-1 as "PR-0".
*1974: VQ-2 as JQ-00".
*7/9/1974: Crashed after take-off from Napoli APT, Italy. 8 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 144863


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 144864
*3/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1965: VAH-123 as “NJ-325“.
*Converted to VA-3B VIP transport aircraft.
*2/19/1977: Withdrawn from use at NAS Alameda, CA, later salvaged there.
Photo of 144864


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 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.
Photo of 144865


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 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.
Photo of 144866


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 144867
*7/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-62: VAH-123 as "NJ-320".
*PMTC as “77”.
*1965-66: VAH-123 as “NJ-327“.
*1968: Bailed to Hughes Inc.
*3/1985: Bailed to Grumman Corp.
*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.
Photo of 144867


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 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?
Photo of 146446


A3D-2P (RA-3B) 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.
Photo of 146447


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 146448
*1/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VQ-2 as “JQ-4“.
*VQ-2 as “14“.
*VQ-2 as “014“.
*VQ-2 as “006“.
*9/1990: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard. Or in 9/1991?
*Currently displayed at Fort Meade, MD.
Photo of 146448


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 146449
*1/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1964: VQ-1 as “PR-9”.
*VQ-2 as “JQ-18“.
*1974: VQ-1 as “PR-16“.
*4/1976: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Currently stored at NAS Alameda, CA. Since 5/1986?
Photo of 146449


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 146450
*2/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960: VQ-1.
*1965: VQ-1 as "xx-615".
*1977: VQ-1 as "PR-01".
*VQ-1 as "PR-07".
*VQ-1 as "PR-7".
*1982: VQ-1.
*8/4/1982: Ditched into the Indian Ocean on a flight off the USS Ranger due to a control failure. 6 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 146450


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 146451
*2/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VQ-1 as “PR-8“.
*VQ-1 as “PR-002”.
*1973: VQ-1 as "PR-2".
*VQ-2 as “PR-002“.
*1985: VQ-1 as "NL-002".
*1987-90: VQ-2 as "JQ-001".
*Was stored at NAS Rota, Spain.
*1990: Burnt up in fire practice at NAS Rota, Spain.
*2006: Wreck salvaged.
Photo of 146451


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 146452
*4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1974: VQ-1 as “PR-03“.
*1984-85: VQ-1 as "PR-003".
*1989-91: VQ-2 as "JQ-002".
*9/1991: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1/2005: Salvaged.
Photo of 146452


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 146453
*4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VQ-2 as “JQ-8“.
*1977-81: VQ-2 as “JQ-15“.
*VQ-2 as “JQ-015“.
*VQ-2 as “JQ-003“.
*10/1990: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Currently preserved at the Vintage Flying Museum in Fort Worth, TX.
Photo of 146453


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 146454
*4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VQ-2 as “JQ-6“.
*VQ-2 as “JQ-16“.
*VQ-2 as “JQ-016“.
*VQ-2 as “JQ-004”.
*1991: Bailed to Raytheon Inc as "74".
*Given the civilian registrations “N574HA” and “N874RS”.
*9/2010: Salvaged at Van Nuys, CA.
Photo of 146454


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 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.
Photo of 146455


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 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.
Photo of 146456


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 146457
*5/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1966: VQ-1 as “PR-5“.
*VQ-1 as “PR-005”.
*1987: VQ-2 as “JQ-007“.
*1990: Struck off charge.
*Was displayed at NAF Rota, Spain
*Currently preserved onboard the USS Yorktown Museum, SC.
Photo of 146457


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 146458
*6/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1966: VQ-2 as "JQ-9".
*11/3/1966: Ditched into the Mediterranean Sea off the USS Independence due to altimeter malfunction. 6 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 146458


A3D-2Q (EA-3B) 146459
*7/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1964-65: VQ-1 as “PR-4“.
*1974: VQ-1 as "PR-04".
*VQ-1 as “NH-004”.
*VQ-1 as “NG-004”.
*VQ-1 as “NL-004”.
*1991: Salvaged at the AMARC bone yard.
Photo of 146459


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*1985-86: VAK-308 as "ND-632".
*1988: VAK-308 as "ND-521".
*Currently displayed at NAS Key West, FL.
*Set to be salvaged in 2013.
Photo of 147648


A3D-2 (A-3B) 147649
*4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1965: VAH-8 as “NE-698“.
*Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Returned to service.
*1971: VAQ-130.
*6/18/1971: Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin off Vinh, North Vietnam due to a control failure.
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A3D-2 (A-3B) 147650
*4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962: VAH-2 as “NL-601“.
*1964-65: 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.
Photo of 147650


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
Photo of 147651


A3D-2 (A-3B) 147652
*5/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962-63: VAH-6 as “NG-2“.
*1963: VAH-8 as “NE-696“.
*1966-67: VAH-2 as "ZA-xxx".
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*11/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*1968: ? as "VR-xx".
*1974: VAQ-130 as "TR-33".
*VAQ-130 as “AE-017“.
*4/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*3/1990: Salvaged.
Photo of 147652


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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“.
*11/3/1967: Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin after a bad launch off the USS Constellation. 3 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 147653


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*1970: VAQ-133 as "NH-614".
*1970: VAQ-130 as "VR-00".
*1972: 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?
Photo of 147655


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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.
*VAQ-130 as “NM-615“.
*VAK-208.
*VAQ-308 as “ND-636“.
*1984: VAK-308 as “ND-634”.
*7/1986: Struck off charge.
Photo of 147656


A3D-2 (A-3B) 147657
*8/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961-62: VAH-6 as “NG-7“.
*VAH-2.
*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.
*1970-71: 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.
*VAQ-208 as “AF-612”.
*1980: VAK-208 as “AF-612“.
*9/1989: Put back into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*11/2004: Salvaged.
*Cockpit currently preserved in Kalamazoo, MI.
Photo of 147657


A3D-2 (A-3B) 147658
*8/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962: VAH-6 as “NG-8“.
*1964: 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".
*1972: VAQ-130 as “NG-616“.
*2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/2008: Salvaged.
Photo of 147658


A3D-2 (A-3B) 147659
*9/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962: VAH-6 as "NG-9".
*VAH-2 as "NL-612".
*Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*6/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*VAH-13 as “VR-721“.
*10/1968: VAQ-130 as “AH-10“.
*1970: VAQ-130 as "VR-771".
*VAQ-130 as “AE-016”.
*1972: VAQ-130 as “NM-616”.
*10/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/2008: Salvaged.
Photo of 147659


A3D-2 (A-3B) 147660
*9/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961-62: VAH-6 as "NG-10".
*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.
*1981-82: VAQ-308 as "ND-630".
*8/1983: Struck off charge at NAS Alameda, CA, later salvaged there.
Photo of 147660


A3D-2 (A-3B) 147661
*10/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAH-6 as "NG-11".
*9/1961: Crashed on a flight from the USS Ranger. Exact date?


A3D-2 (A-3B) 147662
*10/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961-62: VAH-6 as “NG-12“.
*11/13/1962: Crashed on a flight off the USS Ranger.
Photo of 147662


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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".
*VAK-208.
*VAQ-308.
*6/1978: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Returned to service.
*VAK-208 as “AF-614”.
Photo of 147663


A3D-2 (A-3B) 147664
*11/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-2 as “NL-604“.
*1965: VAH-2.
*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.
Photo of 147664


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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: 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".
*1981-87: VAK-208 as "AF-611".
*1/13/1988: Crashed during a low level flight near Pyramid Lake, NV. 3 crewmen were killed.
Photo of 147665


A3D-2 (A-3B) 147666
*12/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-13.
*VAH-4 as "ZB-21".
*1965: 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“.
*VAQ-135 as "AE-802".
*1974: VAQ-130 as “NE-611“.
*1981: VAK-308 as “ND-635“.
*1987: VAQ-308 as “ND-523”.
*Currently displayed at the Aerospace Museum in Oakland, CA.
Photo of 147666


A3D-2 (A-3B) 147667
*1/1961: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VX-5.
*VAH-4 as "ZB-22".
*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“.
*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.
*2012: Salvaged at NAS Key West, FL.
Photo of 147667


A3D-2 (A-3B) 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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For their assistance in various parts of this project, I would like to give thanks to the following individual people...

Tom Bispo
Tjalling Boelman
Georgeanne McPeters
Al Archer
David Wilson
Steve Kurt
Ralph E. Estes III
Ed Sanderson
Jim Strickland
Max Perry
Mark Swisher
Rick Centore
Michael J. Cohoon
Lynn Ellsworth
Jack Riley
Carlo A.G. Tripodi
Jeff Brown
Paul Povinelli
John Herndon
Mike Luszik
Wayne Hawkins
Marc van Malderen
Sebastien Graugnard
Bob Hulse
Bob Stigall
Olivier van Gorp
John McKenna
John Slaughter
Peter Fey
Nathan Swapp