JOHAN VISSCHEDIJK COLLECTION
No. 7285. Douglas 593-8 KA-3B Skywarrior (138925 c/n 10786) US Navy
                 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A (160782 c/n 8/A007) US Marine Corps
Photograph from McDonnell Douglas, taken February 1981

Douglas 593-8 KA-3B Skywarrior McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A

12/31/2007. The Skywarrior was produced as an A3D-2, redesignated A-3B in 1962 and converted to KA-3B in April 1969. Crashlanded at Elmendorf AFB in April 1988, missing the port engine and sustaining damage to the gear door and tail after a mid-air collision with another ERA-3B over Cook Inlet.

The seventh test and evaluation F/A-18A seen during hook-up testing, it was struck off charge in 1987 and reportedly transferred to NASA.

Created December 31, 2007