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Douglas TA-3B Skywarrior C/N 12111

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  • 144865 @ ADW - VA-3B taxiing, folding, and draging - by J.G. Handelman by J.G. Handelman @ ADW

Airframe Info

Model:TA-3B Skywarrior    Search all Douglas TA-3B Skywarrior
Year built:0000
Construction Number (C/N):12111
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:8
Number of Engines:2
Engine Type:Turbojet
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P-10


Registration Number:144865
Current Status:Withdrawn from service


Owner:United States Navy
United States

User Comments

Curtis Roberts, 2011-10-21 08:50:29
 As a young Airman, to Petty Officer Third Class, I maintained three aircraft at Fleet Tactical Support Squadron One, NAS Norfolk, VA from 1970 to 1972. Two Saber Liners, Buno 158282 and 158383, and then the VA-3B Buno 144865. Most of the crew were from the VQ community.

The VA-3B arrived at VR-1 the spring of 1971, and was the first time I had ever maintained an aircraft like the Whale. It has a special place with me and will always be one of the worlds greatest and my favorite aircraft. I am pleased to see that it, now RACO 75 is still flying, although with a Civil Registry Number, it is good to see it again...