A-3 Skywarrior Black/white drawing

The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior was designed as a strategic bomber for the United States Navy and was among the longest serving carrier-based aircraft in history. It entered service in the mid-1950s and was retired in 1991.

The introduction of nuclear bombs into the U.S. arsenal of weapons opened new
possibilities to Naval Aviation. Carrier based aircraft could achieve a true strategic strike capability in addition to their mobile tactical role. Due to the size of the early A-bombs, a large plane was needed to carry them.

Early experimental work was done with prop-driven planes and the first heavy
attack squadrons were equipped with the AJ Savage. But as jet engine technology
improved, a design for a large twin-jet attack bomber was developed. Douglas was
awarded a contract in 1949 to build the XA3D-1 prototype, which first flew in October
1952. Re-engined with J-57s, the first deliveries of these Skywarriors were to VAH-1 in March 1956. The following year, the first A3D-2s (A-3B) went to VAH-2. The A3D-2
featured more powerful engines, inflight refueling system and a modified bomb bay to accommodate a wider range of weapons.

Reconnaissance versions were produced to equip two heavy photographic
squadrons (VAPs 61and 62). These were modified to pressurize the entire fuselage andaccommodate two reconnaissance specialist crewmen and up to 12 oblique and/or vertical cameras. This model was designated the A3D-2P (RA-3B). A related model, the A3D-2Q (EA-3B), added four electronic specialists to the flight crew and an assortment of radar and other electronic detection equipment. This variant went to VQs 1 and 2. A radar/navigation training version, A3D-2T (TA-3B) was also produced which had space for six students.
Redesignated in the early sixties to the A-3 series, the existing versions of theA-3B (now RA, EA, and TA) were joined by the widely used KA tankers and ERA and
EKA multipurpose versions, as well as one VA for special mission support. In these
roles, the Skywarriors supported the Southeast Asia combat action of the next decade, as well as serving Navy mission needs elsewhere in the world.
The last A-3 Skywarriors were removed from the Naval Aircraft Inventory in
March 1991.

VAQ-34 Flashbacks ERA-3B
VAQ-34 Flashbacks ERA-3B

VAQ-34 Flashbacks ERA-3B Fly with the Flashbacks of the VAQ-34 in this handcrafted ERA-3b model. Each piece is carved from wood and hand-painted to provide a piece you’ll love. 18inches VAQ-34, Call sign Flashbacks, was a Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron … Read More

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VAH-1 Smokin Tigers A-3D Model
VAH-1 Smokin’ Tigers A-3D Model

VAH-1 Smokin’ Tigers A-3D Model Fly with the Smokin’ Tigers of VAH-1 in this A-3D model. Each model is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece you’ll love and bring you back to Heavy Attack! RVAH-1 … Read More

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VAH-11 Checkertails A-3 Model
VAH-11 Checkertails A-3 Model

VAH-11 Checkertails A-3 Model Fly again with the VAH-11 Checkertails in this A-3 model. Each model is carefully carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love. 18 inches. Heavy Attack Squadron ELEVEN (VAH-11) was formed on … Read More

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VAH-3 Sea Dragons A-3D Model
VAH-3 Sea Dragons A-3D Model

Fly with the VAH-3 Sea Dragons again in this A-3D. Each model is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece you’ll love! Heavy Attack Squadron THREE (VAH-3) was commissioned on 15 June 1956, at Naval Air … Read More

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VAH-5 Savage Sons A-3D
VAH-5 Savage Sons A-3D Model

VAH-5 Savage Sons A-3D Model Fly off the USS Forrestal again with VAH-5 and the Savage Sons in this A-3D model. Each model is carefully carved from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece of art you’ll love. … Read More

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VAH-6 Fleurs A-3 Model
VAH-6 Fleurs A-3 (147657) Model

VAH-6 Fleurs A-3 (147657) Model Capture what it was like to to fly with Heavy Attack Squadron 6 (VAH-6) or otherwise known as the “Fleurs”  with this A-3 Skywarrior model.  Each model is carefully carved from wood and then painted … Read More

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VAH-6 Fleurs A-3D Model
VAH-6 Fleurs A-3D (147655) Model

VAH-6 Fleurs A-3D (147655) Model Capture what it was like to to fly with Heavy Attack Squadron 6 (VAH-6) or otherwise known as the “Fleurs”  with this A-3 Skywarrior model.  Each model is carefully carved from wood and then painted … Read More

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VAH-7 Peacemakers A-3D Model
VAH-7 Peacemakers A-3D Model

VAH-7 Peacemakers A-3D Model Fly again with VAH-7 and the Peacemakers of the Fleet in this A-3D Model. Each model is carefully carved from wood and painted to provide a unique piece of art you’ll be proud to show off. … Read More

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VAH-8 Fireballers A-3 Model
VAH-8 Fireballers A-3B Model

VAH-8 Fireballers A-3B Model Fly with the Fireballers of VAH-8 again in this A-3B Model. Each model is carefully carved from wood and hand painted to provide a unique piece you’ll love. Established as Heavy Attack Squadron EIGHT (VAH-8) on … Read More

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VAH-9 Hoot Owls A-3 Model
VAH-9 Hoot Owls A-3 Model

VAH-9 Hoot Owls A-3 Model Fly with the Hoot Owls of VAH-9 again with this A-3 model. Each model is carefully carved and painted to provide a unique piece you’ll treasure. Originally established as Composite Squadron Nine (VC-9) on 15 … Read More

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VAP-62 Tigers RA-3b 1965 Model
VAP-62 Tigers RA-3b 1965 Model

VAP-62 Tigers RA-3b 1965 Model Fly with Tigers again in this hand crafted RA-3b Savage model. Each model is carved from wood and hand-painted. 18 inch VAP-62 was a Heavy Photographic Squadron of the U.S. Navy. Originally established as Photographic Squadron Sixty-Two (VJ-62) on 10 April … Read More

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VAQ-131 Electronic Attack Squadron (1970) Lancers EKA-3b
VAQ-131 Electronic Attack Squadron (1970) Lancers EKA-3b

VAQ-131 Electronic Attack Squadron (1970) Lancers EKA-3b Recreate your memories from Lancers of the VAQ-131 with this replica EA-3 model. Each model is carefully crafted from wood to give you a piece that will always be treasured. Approx 18 inches … Read More

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VAQ-132 Scorpions KA-3b Model
VAQ-132 Scorpions KA-3b Model

VAQ-132 Scorpions KA-3b Model Recreate your memories from the Scorpions of VAQ-132 with this replica EA-3 model. Each model is carefully crafted from wood to give you a piece that will always be treasured. Approx 18 inches long. In November … Read More

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VAQ-308 EAS Griffins EKA-3B
VAQ-308 EAS Griffins EKA-3B

VAQ-308 EAS Griffins EKA-3B Recreate your memories from Griffins VAQ-308 with this replica EKA-3 model. Each model is carefully crafted from wood to give you a piece that will always be treasured. Approx 18 inches long. The squadron was established … Read More

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VAQ-33 EAS Firebirds EKA-3B
VAQ-33 EAS Firebirds EKA-3B

VAQ-33 EAS Firebirds EKA-3B Fly with the Firebirds of VAQ-33 with this replica EKA-3B model. Each model is carefully crafted from wood to give you a piece that will always be treasured. Approx 18 inches long. The squadron was established … Read More

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VQ-1 EAS World Watchers EA-3b
VQ-1 World Watchers EA-3b Model

VQ-1 World Watchers EA-3b Model Recreate your memories from the World Watchers of VQ-1 with this replica EA-3b model. Each model is carefully crafted from wood to give you a piece that will always be treasured. Approx 18 inches long. … Read More

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VQ-2 Sandeman (1969) EA-3B Model
VQ-2 Sandeman (1969) EA-3B Model

VQ-2 Sandeman (1969) EA-3B Model Recreate your memories from VQ-2 with this replica EA-3 model. Each model is carefully crafted from wood to give you a piece that will always be treasured. Length – 18 inches VQ-2 was commissioned on … Read More

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VQ-2 Sandeman EA-3 Model
VQ-2 Sandeman EA-3 Model

VQ-2 Sandeman EA-3 Model Recreate your memories from VQ-2 with this replica EA-3 model. Each model is carefully crafted from wood to give you a piece that will always be treasured. Approx 18 inches long. VQ-2 was commissioned on 1 … Read More

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