North American A-5A/RA-5C Vigilante

North American A-5A/RA-5C Vigilante

by Steve Ginter

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Overview

This aircraft was to replace the AJ-1/2 and the A3D as a nuclear attack bomber. This twin engine bomber carried the Linear Bomb (nuclear weapon) between the two J78-GE-8. The bomb was dropped/ejected horizontally out the rear of the fuselage. The aircraft was also used as a tanker, a Photo Recon and ECM.

This was the second heaviest aircraft accepted by the Navy the first being the A-3. The first prototype flew August 31,1958 and deliveries started in 1960 to VAH-7.

The new USS Enterprise was the first ship to deploy the A-5.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999388426
Publisher: Specialty Press
Publication date: 07/27/2018
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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