Skyraiders Before The Storm thejivebombers Naval Aviation Post-war, US Air Force March 13, 2023 1 Minute An A-1H of VA-215 while on a visit to NAS Whidbey Island. This Skyraider, 135366, was shot down in 1967. AD-5 (133929) at NAS Seattle in 1961. The aircraft crashed later that year. AD-5 ( 132669) of NAS Seattle in 1961. This plane later transferred to the SVNAF, then to the USAF before being shot down in 1965. Another AD-5 of NAS Seattle that later transferred to the USAF. 132412 was shot down in 1966 while serving with the 602nd Air Commando Squadron. A-1H (13539) of VA-215 was also transferred to the USAF for service in Vietnam. It was shot down in 1969. AD-5 (133876) at Seattle before going off to the SVNAF, USAF, and being destroyed in combat. A-1H (139797) of VA-215 before it was transferred to the USAF, and then to the SVNAF where it was lost during the war. The first AD-7 (142010) was not lost in Vietnam, however, it crashed in 1962 while operating from USS Ranger. Pictured in peacetime, none of these Skyraiders survived the 1960s or the Vietnam War. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related Published by thejivebombers View all posts by thejivebombers Published March 13, 2023
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If they had Pratt & Whitney radial engines, more of them would have survived! For the record, I own a 1937 Stinson Reliant, with the same P&W R-985-AN-1, since 1957…
Flying Skyraiders would be a dream.