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Douglas A3D (A-3) Skywarrior
Douglas A3D (A-3) Skywarrior


Last updated on: May 23, 2018

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. Only 282 were built, all listed below.

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Douglas XA3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 125412
- First flight, October 28, 1952.
- Delivered to the US Navy, May 1954.
- Assigned to NATC Patuxent River, MD.
- Transferred to NAS Memphis as a ground trainer, Memphis, TN, May 1956.
- Transferred to VAH-123 as NJ-305, 1963.


Douglas XA3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 125413
- First flight, October 2, 1953.
- Delivered to the US Navy, October 1955.
- Assigned to NASWF as 413, 1955.
- Written off at NAS Alameda, CA, 1963.
- Displayed on the USS Intrepid Museum, New York, NY, ????-2005.
- Displayed at the Fulton County APT in Johnstown, NY, ????-2018.


Douglas YA3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130352
- First flight, El Segundo, CA, September 16, 1953.
- Delivered to the US Navy, October 1953.
- Assigned to NASWF as 352, 1954-1955.
- Converted to NA-3A.
- Transferred to NMC as 352, 1958-1962.
- Tail turret removed and redesignated as YA-3A, 1962.
- Written off at NARF Alameda, CA after an inflight accident, June 1965.


Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130353
- Delivered to the US Navy, October 1953.
- Converted to NA-3A
- Assigned to NATC as 353.
- Transferred to NMC as 353, 1956-1961.
- Lost in ground collision October, 27, 1964.


Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130354
*4/1954: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: NASWF as 354.
*12/1965: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/1977: Salvaged. Or in 12/1970?


Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130355
*4/1953: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1955-59: NATC as 355.
*8/1964: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*5/21/1965: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

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

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130358
*6/1954: Delivered to the US Navy.
*Converted to YA3D-1P.
*1957: VAP-62.
*Converted to NRA-3A.
*1961-64: NADC as 358.
*12/1/1964: Struck off charge at NADC Johnsville, PA.
*12/1964: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 130359
*10/22/1955: Crashed near Lancaster/Edwards AFB, CA. 2 crewmen were killed. Or on 10/27/1955? Before being delivered to the US Navy?

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*12/30/1957: Damaged beyond repair in a hard landing at NAS Port Lyautey, French Morocco.
*Broken up for spare parts on site.

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.
*1/24/1964: Struck off charge at BWR FR Baltimore, MD.
*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.
*12/31/1970: Struck off charge.
*Currently preserved at the Pima Air and Space Museum, AZ.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 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 on approach to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. 4 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135408
*Converted to YA3D-1.
*1956-57: NATC as 408.
*1960: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx.
*1/4/1960: Written off after an accident.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135409
*7/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
*Converted to NA-3A.
*1973-74: PMTC as 72.
*7/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/1975: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1/18/1975: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135412
*8/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-1 as AB-2.
*1961: VAH-123 as NJ-5.
*1968-70: NATF as 5.
*8/20/1970: Struck off charge at NAFT Lakehurst, NJ.
*8/1970: Assigned as a ground trainer to NATF Lakehurst, NJ as 5.
*Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135413
*10/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956-58: NASWF.
*1963: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx.
*1/3/1963: Ditched into the sea off NAS Alameda, CA on a test flight. Or in 9/1963?

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135414
*12/1955: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: NAF China Lake, CA for tests.
*11/8/1965: Crashed near NATF Lakehurst, NJ.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135415
*1/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: NATC.
*1956: VAH-1 as TB-4.
*1958: VAH-1 as GH-6.
*1959: VAH-3 as GJ-210.
*4/10/1969: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard?
*10/1973: Salvaged? Or in 4/1969 at NAS Alameda?

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135416
*5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VX-5 as XE-1.
*1963: VAH-3.
*9/30/1963: Damaged beyond repair in an accident.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135417
*5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-1 as TB-7.
*9/26/1957: Crashed while attempting to land on USS Forrestal in the North Atlantic, slid over slide into the sea. 3 crewmen and 1 sailor on the deck were killed.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135418
*7/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-1 as TB-8.
*1957: VAH-1 as AB-4.
*VAH-3.
*VAH-123.
*Converted to EA-3A.
*Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*Returned to service.
*1960-74: PMTC as 70.
*12/5/1974: Struck off charge at NARF Pensacola, FL.
*Currently preserved at the Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola, FL.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135419
*7/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-3 as AL-306.
*VAH-3 as GJ-206.
*1961: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx
*3/7/1961: Caught fire and crashed on approach to NAS Whidbey Island, WA. 1 crewman was killed.

A3D-1 135420
*6/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-1 as AB-10.
*1959: VAH-7 as GJ-404.
*1959: VAH-1 as AG-606.
*10/1964: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*10/30/1964: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135421
*1/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: NATC.
*1956: VAH-1 as TB-1.
*PMTC.
*8/6/1964: Struck off charge at NATF Lakehurst, NJ.
*Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135422
- Delivered to the US Navy, January 1956.
- Assigned to NATC, 1956.
- Transferred to VAH-1, 1956.
- Transferred to VAH-3, 1960.
--Crashed into the Banana River near Patrick AFB, FL, May 18, 1960.
-- While performing touch-and-goes.
-- 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135422 at NAS Jacksonville, FL.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]


Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135423
*1/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: NATC.
*1956: VAH-1.
*1957-58: VAH-3 as GJ-211.
*1961: VAH-3 as GJ-211.
*1966: VAH-3 as GJ-211.
*1966: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard?
*5/23/1969: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
*10/1973: Salvaged?

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135425
*5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956-57: NATC.
*1957: VAH-1 as AB-3.
*VX-5 as XE-02.
*VQ-2 as JQ-3.
*1963: VAH-3 as GJ-xxx.
*9/26/1963: Damaged beyond repair in an accident.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135426
*5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962-63: VAH-123 as NJ-6.
*11/27/1963: Crashed.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*8/3/1970: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135428
*7/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-123.
*1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*12/22/1967: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135429
*7/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-1 as AB-11.
*VAH-3 as AL-306.
*1959: VAH-1.
*6/19/1959: Ditched into the sea after a launch failure from the USS Independence. 2 crewmen were killed.

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

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135431
*8/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: NATC as 31.
*1962: VAH-123 as NJ-310.
*1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1/17/1968: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*8/2/1968: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135433
*10/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: VAH-3 as EW-2.
*3/5/1964: Struck off charge 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?

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*6/30/1967: Struck off charge.
*Abandoned at Edwards AFB, CA for many decades.
*2010: Recovered and restored.
*Currently preserved at the Edwards AFB Museum, CA.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135435
*2/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-1 as AB-5.
*NATC.
*1964-66: NATF as 5.
*4/1/1966: Struck off charge.
*4/1966: Assigned as a ground trainer at NATF Lakehurst, NJ, as 5.
*1968: Naval Electronics Labratory, as 5.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135436
*2/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: NATC.
*1956-57: VAH-1 as TB-6.
*1957: VAH-1 as AB-6.
*1960: VAH-1 as AG-604.
*1960: VAH-1 as AG-614.
*VAH-123 as NJ-312.
*1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1/29/1968: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
*10/1973: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135437
*8/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-3.
*2/9/1957: Ran out of fuel and ditched into the sea on approach to NS Mayport, FL. Pilot was killed.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135438
*5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-1 as GH-8.
*1957: VAH-1 as AB-8.
*VAH-123.
*1967: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*8/16/1968: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
*10/1973: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135439
*6/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-1 as AB-9.
*Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*10/30/1964: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135440
*4/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: VAH-2 as BF-1.
*1957: VAH-1.
*8/26/1957: Crashed near Troutman, NC in bad weather. 1 crewman was killed.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135441
*8/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-3 as EW-6.
*1957: VAH-3 as AL-306.
*8/19/1957: Crashed on a nighttime flight.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135442
*9/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-3 as AL-307.
*1963: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx.
*3/14/1963: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA on a nighttime flight.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135443
*10/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956: VAH-1 as TB-12.
*1957: VAH-1 as AB-12.
*1958: VAH-1.
*9/30/1958: Written off?
*3/1964: Assigned as a ground trainer to NWL Dahlgren, VA.
*Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-1 Skywarrior/Bu. 135444
*8/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-123 as NJ-302.
*12/1965: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/30/1967: Struck off charge.
*5/1974: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138902
*5/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-11.
*1960: VAH-1.
*8/13/1960: Crashed during a flight from the USS Independence.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138903
*4/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1956-58: Bailed to Douglas Corp for tests.
*1/28/1958: Crashed near Barstow, CA during autopilot tests. 2 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*5/1987: Salvaged.
*Currently preserved at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1967-68: VAH-4 as ZB-2.
*1970: VAH-123 as NJ-309.
*7/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*5/1987: Salvaged.
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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. Or VAH-1 as AG-6xx?
*1961: VAH-13 as GP-600.
*1964: VAH-4 as ZB-xx.
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1968: VAH-4 as ZB-2.
*VAQ-208.
*9/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*5/1987: Salvaged.
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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 as NK-1xx.
*12/2/1968: Crashed into the sea off California after a bad launch from USS Enterprise. 2 crewmen were killed. Or on 12/4/1968?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1971: VAQ-308 as ND-631.
*1974: VAQ-308 as ND-633.
*9/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*5/1987: Salvaged.
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138912
*12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-4 as ZB-2.
*VAH-2.
*1960: VAH-4.
*8/20/1960: Crashed into the sea after take-off from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines due to engine failure.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138913
*12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957-58: 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. Or near NAS Whidbey Island, WA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1974: VAQ-308 as ND-634.
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*5/1987: Salvaged.
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1970-71: VAQ-133 as NH-610.
*8/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*1985: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138916
  • Delivered to the US Navy.
  • BOC: January 1957
  • Assigned to VAH-1 as AG-600, 1962.
  • Assigned to VAH-1 as AG-606.
  • Assigned to VAH-7 as GL-405.
  • Assigned to VAH-6, 1963.
  • Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA, September 17, 1963.
A-3 Skywarriors of VAH-1, Bu. 138916 & 144629
A-3 Skywarriors of VAH-1, Bu. 138916 & 144629.
[Source: US Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138917
*12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957-59: VAH-2 as ZA-7.
*1960-61: VAH-1 as AG-605.
*VAH-8 as ZD-10.
*1967: VAH-123 as NJ-xxx.
*4/5/1967: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1969: VAQ-132 as NG-61x.
*1/14/1969: Burnt out in a deck accident onboard the USS Enterprise off Hawaii.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138919
*12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-2 as ZA-xx.
*5/14/1957: Crashed into the sea off the USS Bon Homme Richard off San Diego, CA. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138920
*12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-65: VAH-4 as ZB-8.
*VAH-2.
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*6/30/1967: Struck off charge.
*10/1973: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*4/1/1968: Crashed while practicing touch-and-goes at NAS Whidbey Island, WA due to dual engine flame-out (with a VAH-10 crew at the controls.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*6/25/1973: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
*Salvaged.
*Ever at AMARC?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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 USS Bon Homme Richard.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1987: VAQ-33 as GD-140.
*11/16/1987: Crash landed at Elmendorf AFB, AK after a collision with ERA-3B 144827.
*Wreck burnt up in fire training at Elmendorf AFB, AK afterwards.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138927
*4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957-58: VAH-9 as GM-3.
*1963: VAH-4 as ZB-xx.
*2/12/1963: Crashed on a flight from the USS Ticonderoga.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*7/10/1970: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1969: VAQ-130 as VR-xx.
*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 on approach to NAS Patuxent River, MD under mysterious circumstances. 2 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*5/1987: Salvaged.
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1974: VAQ-308 as ND-631.
*4/1975: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138933
*4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-9 as AC-10.
*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.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*5/1987: Salvaged.
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138934
*5/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-2 as ZA-4.
*1958-59: VAH-2 as ZB-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. Or crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138935
*5/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-4 as ZB-5.
*8/2/1958: Slid off the deck and into the sea while attempting to landing on USS Shangri La in the Philippine Sea. 2 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138937
*5/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958-59: VAH-2 as ZB-3.
*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 as NJ-xxx.
*7/24/1968: Written off at NAS Whidbey Island, WA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138938
*9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*Converted to NA-3B.
*1975-87: PMTC as 74.
*5/1987: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/2012: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138939
*6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-9 as AC-9.
*1962-63: VAH-5 as AJ-6xx.
*1965: VAH-123.
*1965-67: 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.
*6/18/1975: Struck off charge.
*5/1987: Salvaged.
*Still in storage at NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138940
*6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-5 as GK-306.
*1958-59: 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 as NJ-xxx.
*2/18/1970: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1968-69: VAQ-131 as NH-612.
*1970: VAQ-131 as AB-612.
*1971: VAQ-131.
*1/8/1971: Struck off charge at NARF Norfolk, VA.
*Salvaged at NAS Norfolk, VA. In 10/1973?
*Ever at AMARC?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138942
*6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-9.
*2/7/1958: Written off at NAS Sanford, FL.
*1958: Salvaged at the AMARC bone yard.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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: Crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin due to pilot error. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1969: ? as AA-10.
*VAQ-13 as GD-220.
*1975-76: 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 preserved in Corpus Christi, TX.
*Currently preserved onboard the USS Lexington Museum, TX.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1/31/1972: Struck off charge.
*3/1974: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1/31/1972: Struck off charge.
*5/1974: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138947
*12/1956: Delivered to the US Navy, December 1956.
- Assigned to VAH-5 as GK-310, 1958.
-- Recoded as AK-510.
- Transferred to VAH-7 as GL-408, 1960.
- Transferred to VAH-10 as NK-207, 1961-1962.
- Transferred to VAH-4 as ZB-9, 1963.
- Transferred to VAH-2.
- Transferred to VAH-4 as ZB-610, 1965.
-- Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin after a bad launch from the USS Oriskany, May 25, 1965.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu 138947/NK-207 of VAH-10 Vikings, taking the barricade
on USS Constellation (CVA-64), August 06, 1962.

[Source: U.S. Navy photo via G. Verver/Flickr]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138949
*8/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-11.
*6/2/1958: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL. Or on 8/1/1958?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*8/27/1970: Struck off charge.
*Returned to service.
*1971: VAQ-130 as TR-20.
*Salvaged at NAS North Island, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138952
*9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-9 as AC-504.
*1962: VAH-10 as AE-604.
*VAH-13 as NH-601.
*1967: NAF China Lake, CA.
*3/15/1967: Crashed on approach to Lockbourne AFB, OH. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1967: VAH-10 as AA-615.
*VAH-10 as ZR-10.
*VAH-10 as AB-652.
*VAH-10 as AA-915.
*1974: VAQ-130 as TR-70.
*2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*10/1984: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138954
*4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-9 as AC-514.
*8/25/1958: Crashed on a flight from the USS Saratoga.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138955
- Delivered to the US Navy, April 1957.
- Assigned to VAH-9 as FG-8.
- Transferred to VAH-9 as GM-8, 1958.
-- Recoded as AC-8.
-- Recoded as AC-508.
- Transferred to VAH-13 as GP-603, 1961.
- Redesignated A-3B, 1962.
- Transferred to VAH-10 as NK-200, 1963.
-- Recoded as NK-104.
- Transferred to VAH-123 as NJ-317.
- Transferred to NARF Alameda, CA.
-- Converted to KA-3B tanker configuration, June 1967.
-- Damaged in accident.
-- Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA, April 21, 1970.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138955 of VAH-9 after its nose wheel collapsed during recovery on board
the carrier USS Saratoga (CVA-60), 1959-1960.

[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 2008.122.031]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138956
*4/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-9.
*7/6/1957: Crashed near Lake Golden on the grounds of NAS Sanford, FL. 4 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1972: VAQ-130 as TR-35.
*5/3/1973: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1969: VAH-10 as AG-403.
*8/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*1/31/1972: Struck off charge.
*5/1974: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1/31/1972: Struck off charge.
*5/1974: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138962
*6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962: VAH-11 as AB-601.
*6/25/1962: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*8/6/1970: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138964
*6/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1957: VAH-1 as AB-1.
*1958: VAH-9 as AC-510.
*1958: VAH-9 as AC-500.
*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.
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*10/1985: Returned to service.
*1986: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138966
*7/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960: VAH-4 as ZB-10.
*1963: VAH-10 as NK-210.
*1964-65: VAH-10 as NK-105.
*8/1968: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1970-71: VAQ-133 as NH-611.
*12/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*2/11/1974: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
*1977: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*5/1987: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*Currently preserved at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1967-68: 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.
*1/31/1972: Struck off charge.
*1986: Salvaged. Or in 5/1974?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138972
*9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-9 as AC-506.
*1963-64: VAH-13 as NH-607.
*1965: VAH-123.
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1968: VAH-10.
*10/3/1968: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138973
*9/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: VAH-11 as AB-606.
*1963: 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.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*Currently preserved at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 138974
- Delivered to the US Navy, August 1957.
- Redesignated A-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VAH-5 as AK-503, 1958-1959.
-- Recoded as AK-303.
-- Recoded as GK-303.
- Transferred to VQ-2.
- Transferred to VAH-11 as AB-606, 1965.
- Transferred to VAH-4 as ZB-610, 1965-1966.
- Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft, NARF Alameda, CA, June 1967.
- Transferred to VAH-10 as NP-015, 1967.
-- Named "Luck of the Irish".
- Transferred to VAH-4 as ZB-5, 1967-1968.
- Transferred to VAH-10 as NP-015, 1969-1970.
- Transferred to VAH-10 as NP-613, 1970.
- Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA, July 16, 1970.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas A-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 138974 from VAH-4 Fourrunners Det.G dropping a Mk 83 bomb in South Vietnam.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3594]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*4/2/1968: Struck off charge at NPRO Long Beach, CA.
*10/1973: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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 USS F.D. Roosevelt.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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 as ZB-xx.
*12/20/1962: Crashed during a night landing attempt on USS Bon Homme Richard.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*11/1994: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1969: VAH-10 as AG-402.
*1970: VAQ-308 as ND-632.
*1971-72: VAQ-208 as AF-653.
*7/1972: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
*Currently preserved at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1973: VAQ-130.
*8/1/1973: Written off?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142240
*11/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958-59: VAH-8 as ZD-6.
*1963: VAH-4 as ZB-16.
*4/18/1963: Damaged beyond repair in an accident.
*Currently preserved onboard the USS Yorktown Museum, SC? Or not?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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 NARF Alameda, CA.
*Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1963-64: VAH-13 as NH-604.
*1965-75: NARF El Centro, CA as 242.
*1975-76: NATF.
*4/20/1976: Exploded during arresting gear tests at NATF Lakehurst, NJ.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142245
*12/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-1.
*1961: VAH-11.
*5/7/1961: Crashed on a flight from USS F.D. Roosevelt.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142246
*11/1957: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962: VAH-13 as GP-605.
*VAH-123.
*1970-76: NATC.
*2/9/1976: Struck off charge at NAS Patuxent River, MD.
*Currently preserved at the New England Air Museum, CT.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*VAH-10 as AJ-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.
*5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
*Currently stored at NAS Alameda, CA?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142248
*1/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: VAH-8 as ZD-406.
*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.
*1974-75: VAQ-208 as AF-654.
*2/2/1975: Damaged beyond repair in an accident.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142249
*1/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAH-8 as NE-6xx.
*1962: VAH-13 as GP-612.
*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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142251
*2/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-123 as NJ-304.
*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.
*4/1/1982: Struck off charge.
*Currently preserved onboard the USS Midway Museum, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142252
*2/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1966-67: VAH-4 as ZB-14.
*7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1968: VAH-10 as NK-100.
*1968: 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: Lost control and crashed near Silverthorne, Grant County, CO.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1969: VAH-10 as AB-650.
*VAQ-130.
*1970-71: VAQ-131 as AB-650.
*9/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
*Currently stored at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142254
*3/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-3.
*1959: VAH-6.
*3/9/1959: Crashed on a flight from the USS Ranger.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*6/2008: Salvaged.

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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

A3D-2W 142258
*Cancelled while under construction?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1968: VAH-2 as ZA-606.
*VAH-2 as ZA-691.
*VAH-2 as NL-606.
*6/1969: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*1970: VAQ-132 as NG-614.
*7/4/1970: Crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin while attempting to land on USS America.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1968: VAH-10 as AG-411.
*1969: VAH-10 as AG-406.
*1970: VAH-10 as AJ-612.
*1970: VAQ-129 as AJ-612.
*12/1970: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
*Currently stored at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1973: VAQ-130 as NP-611.
*1974: VAQ-135 as NL-611.
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard? In 1974? Returned to service?
*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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1969-70: VAQ-132 as NG-616.
*1971-73: VAQ-135 as NL-612.
*12/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/1/1982: Struck off charge.
*10/2003: Sent to be a target on the Goldwater Range, AZ.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142405
*4/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-6 as ZC-9.
*1964: VAH-5.
*1964: VAH-8.
*8/16/1964: Crashed near NAS Whidbey Island, WA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142406
*4/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAH-10 as GQ-4.
*1962: VAH-123 as NJ-314.
*1964: VAH-8 as NE-691.
*1965: VAH-123.
*1966-67: VAH-2 as ZA-10.
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*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?
*1/31/1972: Struck off charge.
*4/1977: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142407
*4/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-61: VAH-2.
*3/3/1961: Damaged beyond repair in a deck handling accident on USS Coral Sea.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1966: NATC.
*1980-91: NWC.
*9/1991: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Currently preserved at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142631
*5/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-9 as AC-505.
*1964: VAH-11.
*7/19/1964: Crashed on a flight from USS F.D. Roosevelt.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*4/1/1982: Struck off charge.
*11/1994: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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: Crashed into the sea off the Philippines after a bad launch from the USS Coral Sea. Or into the Gulf of Tonkin?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1972-73: 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1967: 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.
*1/31/1972: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142636
*6/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958: VAH-11.
*12/4/1958: Ditched into the Caribbean Sea.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142637
*7/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1958-61: VAH-11 as AB-604.
*10/4/1961: Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*4/1/1982: Struck off charge.
*5/2012: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142639
- Delivered to the US Navy, August 1958.
- Assigned to VAH-6, 1959.
-- Crashed on a flight from the USS Ranger, June 30, 1959.


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142640
- Delivered to the US Navy, June 1958.
- Assigned to VAH-6 as ZC-12, 1958-1959.
- Transferred to VAH-2, 1959.
- Crashed near Napa, CA on flight from NAS Whidbey Island, September 18, 1959.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas A-3B Skywarrior/Bu.142640 of VAH-6.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo via www.vaq34.com]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142641
- Delivered to the US Navy, July 1958.
- Assigned to VAH-7.
- Transferred to VAH-11, 1959.
- Ditched into the Caribbean Sea, July 21, 1959.


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142642
- Delivered to the US Navy, July 1958.
- Assigned to VAH-7.
- Transferred to VAH-2 as ZA-8, 1959-1960.
-- Crashed near Harrington, WA, March 26, 1960.
-- Airframe disintegrated in flight.
-- 2 crewmen were killed.


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142643
- Delivered to the US Navy, August 1958.
- Assigned to VAH-7, 1959.
-- Craahed near NAS Sanford, FL, April 22, 1959.


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
*Currently stored at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142645
- Delivered to the US Navy, August 1958.
- Assigned to VAH-1, 1958.
- Crashed near NAS Jacksonville, FL, October 2, 1958.


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142646
*9/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAH-2 as NL-908.
*Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*9/1968: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*VAQ-131 as AB-613.
*1971: VAQ-135 as NL-613.
*1971: VAQ-135 as AJ-61x.
*1973: VAQ-130 as NL-613.
*1973: VAQ-130 as NE-614.
*1973: VAQ-135.
*11/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/1/1982: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1973: VAQ-130 as NP-613.
*1974: VAQ-135 as NL-613.
*VAQ-132 as NG-617.
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*4/1/1982: Struck off charge.
*10/2003: Sent to be a target on the Goldwater Range, AZ.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142648
- Delivered to the US Navy, October 1958.
- Assigned to VAH-11 as AB-6xx, 1960-1961.
- Recoded as NL-613.
- Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL, October 12, 1961.
-- Collided with A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142663.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu 142648/NL-613 of VAH-1 refueling F-8 Crusader.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo via www.vaq34.com]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142649
*12/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-2 as ZA-694.
*1965: VAH-2 as NL-602.
*1965: VAH-8 as NE-602.
*7/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*1967: VAH-2 as ZA-694.
*1967: VAH-10 as NK-104.
*1968-69: VAH-10 as NE-611.
*1970: VAQ-132 as NG-611.
*1970-71: VAQ-134 as NE-615.
*1972: VAQ-308 as ND-xxx.
*10/29/1972: Crashed at Buckley ANGB, CO.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142651
*3/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-4.
*1961: VAH-9 as AC-xxx.
*1965-66: 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.
*1968: VAW-13 as NP-021.
*VAQ-130 as NP-021.
*1970: VAQ-135 as NL-614.
*1972-73: VAQ-135 as AA-6xx.
*3/1978: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
*10/2003: Sent to be a target on the Goldwater Range, AZ.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142652
*3/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: VAH-4 as ZB-xx.
*1961: VAH-11.
*1965-67: 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.
*1968: 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.
*5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
*11/2002: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142653
- Delivered to the US Navy, March 1959.
- Assigned to VAH-11 as AB-603.
- Transferred to VAH-4 as AG-817, 1965-1966.
- Recoded as ZB-3, 1965.
- Shot down near Luichow Peninsula/Hainan Island/Kuangtung Province, China by Chinese J-6s, April 12, 1966.
-- While flying to the USS Kitty Hawk.
-- 4 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu 142653/ZB-3 of VAH-4 refueling RA-5C Vigilante/Bu. 149278/AA-506 of RVAH-7, 1965.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo via G. Verver/Flickr]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1970-71: VAQ-134 as NE-614.
*1972-73: VAQ-135 as AA-610.
*8/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*5/2012: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142655
- Delivered to the US Navy, March 1959.
- Redesignated A-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VAH-1 as AG-609, 1960-1961.
- Transferred to VAH-4 as ZB-611, 1966.
- Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
- Transferred to VAH-4 as AH-611, 1967.
- Ditched into Cubi Bay off NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, October 21, 1967.
-- Launched from USS Oriskany.
-- Four unit JATO take off normal at JATO firing.
-- Debris flew to the starboard & forward of the A/C which veered of the run way.
-- Pilot lifted off with 142 kts IAS.
-- Starboard engine lost power.
-- Ditched with 15 degrees nose up.
-- Impact caused fuselage to disintegrate, throwing the crew free.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142655 from Heavy Attack Squadron VAH-4 Fourrunners Det.34 on the ground in Vietnam.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.357]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1970: VAQ-134 as NE-615.
*1973: VAQ-135 as NP-614.
*2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*11/1994: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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 as NL-615. Or as NL-613 when lost?
*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. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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-61x.
*7/27/1967: Crashed into the South China Sea near the Parcel Islands due to double engine failure. 2 crewmen were killed. Or on 7/28/1967?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142659
- Delivered to the US Navy, April 1959.
- Redesignated A-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VAH-5 as AJ-607, 1961.
-- Recoded as AJ-605, 1962-1963.
- Transferred to VAH-11 as AB-xxx, 1965.
- Transferred to VAW-13 as VR-731, 1967.
- Converted to KA-3B by NARF Alameda, CA, June 1967.
- Transferred to VAH-4.
- Converted to EKA-3B by NARF Alameda, CA, September 1967.
- Transferred to VAW-13 as NF-031, 1968.
- Transferred to VAQ-130 as NF-615, 1969.
- Transferred to VAQ-129 as NP-616, 1970-1971.
- Transferred to VAQ-135 as NH-611, 1972.
-- Recoded as TR-51, 1973.
- Transferred to VAQ-130 as TR-34, 1974.
- Transferred to VAQ-308 as ND-631, 1976.
-- Recoded as ND-xxx, 1977.
- Crashed into San Francisco Bay after a bad take-off from NAS Alameda, CA, July 10, 1977.
-- 2 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior of VAW-13 off the carrier USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31)
on the ground at NAS Alameda, CA, December 28, 1967.

[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142660
*4/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960: VAH-4 as ZB-xx.
*VAH-7 as GL-406.
*1964: VAH-11 as AB-614.
*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.
*1973: ? as NM-615.
*10/1973: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
*11/1994: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142661
- Delivered to the US Navy, April 1959.
- Redesignated A-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VAH-5 as AJ-601, 1960-1963.
- Transferred to VAH-4 as ZB-111, 1965-1966.
- Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft, NARF Alameda, CA, June 1967.
- Returned to VAH-4 as ZB-5, 1967.
- Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft, NARF Alameda, CA, December 1967.
- Transferred to VAQ-135 as NF-615.
- Transferred to VAQ-130 as NP-616, 1972-1974.
- Transferred to MASDC as 2A0094 February 14, 1974.
- Struck off charge, May 29, 1978.
-- Scrapped, November 1994.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior/Bu 142661 from VAQ-135 Det.5 Black Ravens refuels a Vought F-8J Crusader/Bu 150660
from VF-211 Checkmates off Vietnam., 1972.

[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3921]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1965-66: VAH-4 as ZB-1.
*Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*1968: VAW-13 as NP-042.
*1971: VAQ-135 as AJ-613.
*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.
*1981: VAK-308 as AA-636.
*1985: VAK-308 as ND-636.
*1989: Withdrawn from use at NAS Alameda, CA.
*1999: Salvaged at DRMO?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142663
- Delivered to the US Navy, May 1959.
- Assigned to VAH-5 as AJ-605, 1961.
- Crashed near NAS Sanford, FL, October 12, 1961.
-- Collided with A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 142648.
-- All 4 crewmen were killed.


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1973: VAQ-135 as TR-52.
*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 as AF-613.
*Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or at DRMO?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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. Or as ZB-61x?
*4/1/1966: Crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin after a bad launch off the USS Enterprise. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 142667
- Delivered to the US Navy, September 1958.
- Converted to NRA-3B. - Assigned to PMTC as 71, 1967-1991.
- Withdrawn from use, September 30, 1991.
- Transferred to Hughes Inc.
-- Registered as N876RS.
- Transferred to Westinghouse Corp.
-- Registered as N576HA.
- Scrapped, September 2010.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
NRA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 142667, N876RS, later N576HA with Hughes Aviation to be static displayed at the Mirimar airshow.
[Source: Michael Baldock]


Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 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: VAQ-34 as GD-11.
*1989: VAQ-34 as GD-211.
*1990: VAQ-34 as GD-11.
*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.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 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 after take-off from NAS Rota, Spain due to engine failure. 4 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 142671
*10/1958: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: NATC.
*VQ-1 as PR-06.
*1965-66: VQ-1 as PR-6.
*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.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 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: Crashed into the Pacific Ocean north of Guam. 9 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 142673
*1/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960: NATC as 673.
*1964: VQ-2 as JQ-10.
*1965: VQ-1 as PR-12.
*VQ-1 as PR-17.
*2/1971: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
*1985: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or in 1983? Used as a source of spare parts?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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: Crashed into the sea off North Vietnam on a mining sortie. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1969-70: VAH-10 as ZR-19.
*1970-71: VAQ-129 as NP-614.
*1973: VAQ-130 as TR-30.
*5/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
*11/1994: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 144629
  • Delivered to the US Navy.
  • BOC: June 1958
  • Assigned to VAH-1 as AG-610, 1959-1960.
  • Crashed on a flight off the USS Independence, October 14, 1960.
A-3 Skywarriors of VAH-1, Bu. 138916 & 144629
A-3 Skywarriors of VAH-1, Bu. 138916 & 144629.
[Source: US Navy Photo]

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1989: PMTC as 74.
*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.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144826
*6/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1965: VAP-61 as SS-904.
*1969: VAP-61 as SS-xxx.
*8/8/1969: Crashed on a flight from Da Nang AB, South Vietnam due to double engine flame-out.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144827
- Delivered to the US Navy, June 1959.
- Redesignated RA-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VAP-62 as GB-1, 1960.
-- Recoded as 1, 1966.
- Transferred to MASDC as 2A0041, 1970
- Returned to service, 1973.
- Converted to ERA-3B electronic aggressor aircraft, June 1973.
- Assigned to VAQ-33 as GD-##, 1973-1987.
-- Recoded as GD-1, 1976.
-- Recoded as GD-101, 1983.
-- Crashed near Chisik Island, AK after a collision with KA-3B 138925, November 16, 1987.
    Two crewmen were killed.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk/Bu. 158518 of VC-1 in flight with a Douglas ERA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144827 of VAQ-33 during exercise "RIMPAC", over Hawaii, April 24, 1978.
[Source: U.S. Navy photo KN-26934 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command]


Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144828
*7/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAP-61 as SS-902.
*1967: VAP-61 as SS-xxx.
*6/16/1967: Caught fire and crashed on a flight from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 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?

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144830
*8/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: VCP-61 as SS-6.
*1963: VAP-61 as SS-906.
*11/15/1966: Ran out of fuel and crashed into the sea on a flight from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines to Agana AB, Guam. 2 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 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: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
*1985: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144832
*9/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAP-62 as GB-7.
*1969: VAP-62 as 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.
*1978: VAQ-33 as GD-1.
*1991: VAQ-33 as GD-102.
*Bailed to Thunderbird Aviation.
*Bailed to Hughes Inc.
*Given civilian registration N162TB.
*1/2010: Salvaged.
*Cockpit was preserved at the NAS Pensacola Museum, FL.
*Cockpit currently preserved at the Aviation Museum of Kentucy, Lexington, KY.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144833
*10/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1975: NADC as 833.
*1975: PMTC as 79.
*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.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144834
- Delivered to the US Navy, October 1959.
- Redesignated RA-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VCP-61 as SS-5.
- Transferred to VAP-61 as SS-905, 1965-1968.
- Transferred to VQ-1 as PR-42.
- Converted to NRA-3B for tests, July 1974.
- Transferred to PMTC as 79.
- Converted to UA-3B and TNRA-3B, July 1985.
- Transferred to VQ-2 as JD-00, 1985.
- Transferred to VAQ-34 as GD-240, 1989.
- Sold to Raytheon Corp, September 1990.
- Transferred to AMARC as 2A0125 September 7, 1990.
- Scrapped, May 2012.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
A Douglas NRA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144834 equipped with electronic warfare (jammer) pods, with its wing
folded up at the Pacific Missile Test Center, Point Mugu, CA, on April 5, 1982.

[Source: PHC Thornsley, USN - US Defense Visual Information Center photo DN-SC-83-05204]


Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144835
*10/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAP-61 as SS-901.
*1965: VAP-61 as SS-912.
*1967: VAP-61 as SS-901.
*8/25/1967: Crashed near Thanh Hoa, North Vietnam on a night mission. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144836
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960: VAP-62.
*3/18/1960: Crashed near NAS Jacksonville, FL.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144837
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAP-62 as GB-4.
*1969: VAP-62.
*4/15/1969: Crashed near NAS Jacksonville, FL.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144838
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960: VAP-62 as GB-5.
*VAP-1 as SS-911.
*VQ-1 as PR-44.
*1969: VAP-62 as 5.
*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.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144839
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1969: NADC.
*1/30/1969: Damaged beyond repair in an accident?
*11/3/1969: Withdrawn from use at NARF Alameda, CA.
*Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144840
*12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VQ-1.
*1968: VAP-61.
*9/1974: Converted to NRA-3B for tests.
*1974-75: PMTC as 78.
*1987: Struck off charge.
*3/1989: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Rear fuselage use to repair 144856.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144841
*12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAP-61 as SS-912.
*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.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144842
*12/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-62: VCP-63 as PP-930.
*1965-66: VAP-61 as SS-907.
*6/13/1966: Shot down by ground fire near Mu Ron Ma/Ha Tinh, North Vietnam. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 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 preserved at the Castle Air Museum, CA.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144844
*1/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAP-61 as SS-908.
*1961: VCP-61 as PP-931.
*1963: VAP-61 as SS-908.
*1967: VAP-61 as SS-908.
*10/14/1967: Ditched into the Gulf of Tonkin off Thanh Hoa, North Vietnam due to battle damage. Pilot was killed (or 2 crewmen?).

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144845
*2/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960: VAP-62 as GB-10.
*8/1/1960: Crashed near NAS Jacksonville, FL.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144846
Delivered to the US Navy, February 1960.
- Redesignated RA-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VAP-62 as GB-9.
- Transferred to VAP-61.
- Transferred to AMARC, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, July 1971.
- Returned to service, July 1981.
- Converted to ERA-3B, 1982.
- Assigned to VAQ-34, 1984-1989.
-- Coded as VAQ-34 as GD-210, 1985.
-- Recoded as GD-213, 19??.
- Transferred to VAQ-33.
- Transferred to Westinghouse Corp., September 1991.
- Transferred to Hughes Inc. as spare parts airframe.
- Transferred to Raytheon Flight Systems
-- Registered as N547HA, later N576HA, later N574HA.
-- Salvaged, Van Nuys, CA, 1999.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144846 of VAP-61 World Recorders at NAS Agana, Guam. Standing beside it are PH1c R. Laurie, LTJG D. Schwikert and LCDR Chas. D. Litford. On the ground in front of them are twelve cameras. VAP-61 was performing reconnaissance missions over Vietnam until it was disestablished on July 1, 1971.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3822]


Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 144847
Delivered to the US Navy, April 1960.
- Redesignated RA-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VCP-63 as PP-933, 1960-1961.
- Transferred to VAP-1 as SS-910, 1962.
- Transferred to VAP-61, 1966-1968.
-- Coded as SS-910, 1968.
-- Crashed into the sea off Dong Hoi, North Vietnam due to battle damage, January 1, 1968.
-- 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144847) from VAP-61 World Recorders on the USS Constellation (CVA-64), 1967.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3812]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144848
*2/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959: NATC, as a YA3D-2Q.
*1968: VQ-1.
*1968: VQ-2.
*9/29/1968: Badly damaged by a VC rocket attack on Da Nang AB, South Vietnam.
*12/14/1968: Fell overboard off a barge into Tokyo Bay when it broke loose from the tie downs in heavy weather. Was being shipped to Japan to be repaired.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1973-74: 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.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144850
- Delivered to the US Navy, January 1959.
- Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VQ-2 as JQ-2.
-- Recoded as JQ-12, 1987.
-- Crashed during landing on USS Nimitz, Eastern Mediterranean, Janury 25, 1987.
--- Nose gear impacted the top of the barricade and was torn away, causing the aircraft to hit
    the flight deck and skid off the side into the sea. 7 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144850 of VQ-2 Batmen aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN-68), 1985..
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 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 (or 4?) crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1977: VQ-2 as 18.
*1980: VQ-2 as JQ-18.
*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.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144853
- Delivered to the US Navy, November 1959.
- Assigned to VQ-1, 1959.
-- Ditched near Wake Island during ferry flight to Japan, November 27, 1959.
-- 4 crewmen were killed.


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144854
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1964: VQ-1 as PR-10.
*VQ-1 as PR-15.
*VQ-1 as NG-010.
*1985: VQ-1 as NF-010.
*1986: VQ-1 as NH-010.
*1987: VQ-1 as PR-010.
*6/26/1987: Crashed during night FCLP at NAS Miramar, CA. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 144855
- Delivered to the US Navy, December 1959.
- Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VQ-1, 1960-1970.
-- Ditched into Pacific Ocean between Guam and the Philippines, September 19, 1970.


A3D-2T (TA-3B) 144856
*11/1959: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1959-60: NATC.
*1965: VAH-123.
*VAH-123 as NJ-321.
*1971: VAQ-130 as TR-20.
*VAQ-130 as TR-24.
*1976: VAQ-33 as GD-21.
*1977: NARTU Alameda, CA as 6G-21.
*1978: VAQ-33 as GD-21.
*1985: VAQ-33 as GD-120.
*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.

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.

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.
*1981: VAQ-33 as GD-21.
*1987: VAQ-33 as GD-121.
*VAQ-33 as GD-24.
*1990: VAQ-33 as GD-126.
*9/1991: Bailed to Westinghouse Corp.
*Bailed to Raytheon Corp.
*Bailed to Hughes Inc.
*Given civilian registrations N579HA and N879RS.
*9/2010: Salvaged.

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.

Douglas A3D-2T Skywarrior/Bu. 144860
- Delivered to the US Navy, December 1959.
- Redesignated TA-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VAH-123 as NJ-322, 1965-66.
- Transferred to VQ-1 as PR-00, 1970.
- Converted to VA-3B VIP transport aircraft.
- Transferred to VQ-1 as PR-00, 1974-1976.
- Struck off charge at NPRO Dallas, TX, May 15, 1981.
- Transferred to Vought Corp for airframe stress tests, 1982.
- Transferred to MASDC as 2A0119, January 31, 1990.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 144860 from VQ-1 World Watchers launching from the USS Coral Sea (CV-43).
[Source: U.S. Navy photo]


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 as GJ-xxx.
*8/27/1973: Caught fire and crashed after take-off from NAS Albany, GA. Pilot was killed. Or on 8/29/1973?

A3D-2T (TA-3B) 144862
*2/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1965: VAH-123.
*1971: VAQ-130 as TR-22.
*1971: VQ-1 as PR-0.
*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.

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 NAF Naples, Italy. 8 crewmen were killed.

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: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
*Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.

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.

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.

A3D-2T (TA-3B) 144867
*7/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-62: VAH-123 as NJ-320.
*1965-66: VAH-123 as NJ-327.
*1968: Bailed to Hughes Inc.
*1975: PMTC as 77.
*3/1985: Bailed to Grumman Corp.
*1989: PMTC as 77.
*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.

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 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?

Douglas A3D-2P Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*7/2012: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146448
- Delivered to the US Navy, January 1960.
- Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VQ-2 as JQ-4.
-- Recoded as JQ-14, 1986.
-- Recoded as 014.
-- Recoded as 006.
- Transferred to AMARC as 2A0131 September 25, 1991.
- Displayed at NSA National Cryptologic Museum, Fort Meade, MD, June 2004.
-- painted as 144850.

Warbird Registry Profile: A-3 Skywarrior/Bu. 146448

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 146448 of VQ-2 Batmen in flight over the Gulf of Sidra. .
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3484]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146449
- Delivered to the US Navy, January 1960.
- Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VQ-1 as PR-9, 1964.
- Transferred to VQ-2 as JQ-18.
- Transferred to VQ-1 as PR-16, 1974.
- Transferred to MASDC as 2A0112, April 16, 1976.
- Struck off charge at NAS Alameda, CA, June 29, 1976.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 146449 of VQ-1.
[Source: U.S. Navy Photo]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146450
- Delivered to the US Navy, February 1960.
- Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VQ-1, 1960-1982.
-- Recoded as xx-615, 1965.
-- Recoded as PR-01, 1974.
-- Recoded as PR-07.
-- Recoded as PR-7.
-- Crashed into the Indian Ocean due to a control failure, August 4, 1982.
-- On a flight off the USS Ranger.
--- 6 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 146450/PR-01 at Kadena AB, Japan, July 15, 1977.
[Source: Unknown via G. Verver/Flickr]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146451
- Delivered to the US Navy, February 1960.
- Assigned to VQ-1 as PR-8.
-- Recoded as PR-002.
-- Recoded as PR-2, 1968.
-- Recoded as PR-02, 1976.
-- Recoded as PR-002, 1983.
-- Recoded VQ-1 as NL-002, 1985.
- Transferred to VQ-2 as JQ-001, 1987-1990.
- Stored at NAS Rota, Spain, 1990.
- Used for fire practice at NAS Rota, Spain, 1990.
- Scrapped, 2006.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 146451 of VQ-1 on approach for landing at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan, 1983.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation]


Douglas Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. Skywarrior/Bu. 146452
Delivered to U.S. Navy, April 1960.
- Assigned to VQ-1 as PR-03, 1974.
-- Noted as PR-003, 1984-85.
- Transferred to VQ-2 as JQ-002, 1989-1991.
- Transferred to AMARC, September 1991.
- Scrapped, 2005.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146452.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3421]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 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.


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146454
- Delivered to the US Navy, April 1960.
- Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VQ-2 as JQ-6.
-- Recoded as JQ-16.
-- Recoded as JQ-016.
-- Recoded as JQ-004.
- Transferred to Raytheon as RAYCO 74, 1991.
-- Registered as N574HA, later as N874RS.
- scrapped at Van Nuys, CA, September 2010.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior/Bu. 146454 of VQ-2, named Ranger 16 aka "Lola",
prepares to land aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) on February 3, 1987.

[Source: PH3 Hanselman, USN - U.S. DefenseImagery photo VIRIN: DN-SC-87-10653]


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146457
*5/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1966: VQ-1 as PR-5.
*1968: VQ-1 as PR-5.
*VQ-1 as PR-005.
*1985: VQ-1 as NF-005.
*1987: VQ-2 as JQ-007.
*1990: Struck off charge.
*Was preserved at NAF Rota, Spain
*Currently preserved onboard the USS Yorktown Museum, SC.

Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146458
*6/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1966: VQ-2 as JQ-9.
*11/3/1966: Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the USS Independence due to altimeter malfunction. 6 crewmen were killed.


Douglas A3D-2Q Skywarrior/Bu. 146459
- Delivered to the US Navy, July 1960.
- Redesignated EA-3B in 1962.
- Assigned to VQ-1 as PR-4, 1964-1966.
-- Recoded as PR-04, 1974.
-- Recoded as VQ-1 as NH-004.
-- Recoded as VQ-1 as NG-004.
-- Recoded as VQ-1 as NL-004.
- Transferred to VQ-2.
- Transferred to MASDC, September 1991.
-- Scrapped.

Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior from VQ-1 World Watchers flying out of NAS Atsugi, Japan.7.
[Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3427]


Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1982: VAQ-208 as AF-613.
*1985-86: VAK-308 as ND-632.
*1988: VAK-308 as ND-521.
*1989: VAK-208 as AF-521.
*Currently preserved at NAS Key West, FL.
*Set to be salvaged in 2013.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147649
*4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1965: VAH-8 as NE-698.
*Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*10/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Returned to service.
*1971: VAQ-130 as NM-619. Or as NM-617 when lost?
*6/18/1971: Crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin off Vinh, North Vietnam due to a control failure. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147650
*4/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1960-61: VAH-4 as ZB-18.
*1962: VAH-2 as NL-601.
*1964: 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. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147652
*5/1960: Delivered to the US Navy. Or in 4/1960?
*1962-63: VAH-6 as NG-2.
*1963: VAH-8 as NE-696.
*1966-67: VAH-2 as ZA-112.
*6/1967: Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*11/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*1968: VAQ-130 as AE-717.
*1968: ? as VR-xx.
*VAQ-130 as AE-017.
*1974: VAQ-130 as TR-33.
*4/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard. Or in 8/1973?
*5/29/1978: Struck off charge.
*3/1990: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1967: VAH-8 as NK-1xx.
*11/3/1967: Crashed into the Gulf of Tonkin after a bad launch off the USS Constellation. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1969: VAQ-130 as VR-xx.
*1970: VAQ-130 as VR-00.
*1970-71: VAQ-133 as NH-614.
*1972-73: 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?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1967: VAH-2 as NL-604.
*1968: VAQ-130 as AE-716.
*1974: VAQ-130 as NE-xxx.
*VAQ-130 as NM-615.
*VAK-208.
*VAQ-308 as ND-636.
*1980: VAK-308 as ND-634.
*1984-85: VAK-308 as ND-634.
*7/1986: Struck off charge.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147657
*8/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961-62: VAH-6 as NG-7.
*1964: VAH-2 as NL-810.
*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.
*1969-71: 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.
*1979: VAQ-208 as AF-612.
*1980: VAK-208 as AF-612.
*1989: VAK-208 as AF-522.
*9/1989: Put back into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*11/2004: Salvaged.
*Cockpit currently preserved at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, MI.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147658
*8/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962: VAH-6 as NG-8.
*1964-65: 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.
*1971-72: VAQ-130 as NG-616.
*2/1974: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*5/9/1975: Struck off charge.
*6/2008: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147659
*9/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1962: VAH-6 as NG-9.
*1965: VAH-2 as NL-812.
*Converted to KA-3B tanker aircraft.
*6/1967: Converted to EKA-3B dual-use tanker/EW aircraft.
*VAH-13 as VR-721.
*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.
*11/25/1975: Struck off charge.
*6/2008: Salvaged.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147660
*9/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961-62: VAH-6 as NG-10.
*1965: VAH-2 as NL-602.
*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.
*1975: VAQ-308 as ND-635.
*1978: VAQ-308 as ND-630.
*1981-82: VAQ-308 as ND-630.
*9/9/1983: Struck off charge at NARF Alameda, CA.
*Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147661
*10/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961: VAH-6 as NG-11.
*9/14/1961: Crashed on a flight from the USS Ranger.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147662
*10/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1961-62: VAH-6 as NG-12.
*11/13/1962: Went missing on a flight off the USS Ranger. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*VAQ-308.
*VAK-208.
*6/1978: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*Returned to service.
*1985: VAK-208 as AF-614.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147664
*11/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*1965: VAH-2 as NL-604.
*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.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.
*1973-74: 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.
*1981-88: VAK-208 as AF-611.
*1/13/1988: Crashed near Pyramid Lake, NV during a low-level flight. 3 crewmen were killed.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147666
*12/1960: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VAH-13.
*VAH-4 as ZB-21.
*1964-65: 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.
*1971: VAQ-135 as AE-802.
*1974: VAQ-130 as NE-611.
*1981: VAK-308 as ND-635.
*1987: VAQ-308 as ND-523.
*Currently preserved at the Aerospace Museum in Oakland, CA.

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 147667
*1/1961: Delivered to the US Navy.
*VX-5.
*1963: VAH-2 as NL-607.
*VAH-4 as ZB-22.
*1965: VAH-8 as NE-695.
*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.
*1969: VAQ-130 as VR-xx.
*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.
*1989: Withdrawn from use.
*2012: Salvaged at NAS Alameda, CA. Or at NAS Key West, FL?

Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior/Bu. 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.


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
Guinn Clark
Robert Mowbray
Bill Connelly
Phil Oestricher
Pat Rogoski
Nancy Cicutto
John Wester
Mart-Jan Gerards
Jim Belay
Bill Stein
Jim Slade
Ga´┐Żl Roux
Jeff Wilson
Al Rankin
Rick Cobb
Jerry Jones
Jim Welsch
Chris Brame
Ceil Davis
Pat McConnell
Patrick McNally
Mike Carroll
Jim Alley
George B. Ashley Jr.
Mark Conlan


Source(s):
Joe Baugher's Serial Numbers Page
A-3 Skywarrior Association

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