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  •  I've seen exactly one A3-D (7+ / 0-)

    I was still in pilot training back in 1984 and one landed at our base. I had to ask my instructor what it was.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 07:15:34 PM PDT

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    •  You might have seen it's (4+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, KenBee, JeffW, shortfinals

      cousins in USAF service, the B-66 & EB-66.  The Air Corps didn't have the weight restrictions the Navy did and could afford to add bang seats for the crew.

      “that our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.” Thomas Jefferson

      by markdd on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 09:36:47 PM PDT

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      •  Those were all gone by then (4+ / 0-)
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        The last EB-66 was retired in 1975.

        The Navy had EA-3s around until 1991.

        If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

        by Major Kong on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 04:16:57 AM PDT

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