Douglas A3D (A-3) Skywarrior

Carrier-based Strategic Bomber

Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior United States Navy 142251 11577 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Douglas A3D (A-3) Skywarrior is a twin-engined three-seat carrier-based strategic bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company in operation with the US Navy. The Skywarrior was also used as a tanker aircraft, reconnaisance aircraft and as an electronic warfare platform. The A3D was 1962 redesignated in A-3.
Crew3
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney J57-P-10
Engine Power (each)46,7 kN10500 lbf
Speed982 km/h530 kts
  610 mph
Service Ceiling12.497 m41.000 ft
Range1.691 km913 NM
1.051 mi.
Empty Weight17.876 kg39.410 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight37.195 kg82.000 lbs
Wing Span22,10 m72 ft 6 in
Wing Area75,4 m812 ft
Length23,27 m76 ft 4 in
Height6,95 m22 ft 10 in
First Flight28.10.1952
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1956-1961
Total Production283
ICAO CodeA3
Data for (Version)Douglas A-3B Skywarrior
VariantsA3D-1 (A-3A), A3D-1Q (EA-3A), A3D-2 (A-3B), A3D-2P (RA-3B), A3D-2C (EA-3B), A3D-2T (TA-3B), KA-3B, EKA-3B, ERA-3B, NRA-3B, VA-3B

[Photo-ID: 6199] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior, United States Navy, 142251, c/n 11577, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
EKA-3B Skywarrior
United States Navy
Reg.: 142251
c/n: 11577
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6200] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas EKA-3B Skywarrior, United States Navy, 142251, c/n 11577, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
EKA-3B Skywarrior
United States Navy
Reg.: 142251
c/n: 11577
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13165] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior, United States Navy, 147666, c/n 12430, Karsten Palt, 2016Douglas
KA-3B Skywarrior
United States Navy
Reg.: 147666
c/n: 12430
 
tanker variant
Oakland Aviation Museum [Oakland, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11374] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Douglas NA-3B Skywarrior, United States Navy, 142630, c/n 11693, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
NA-3B Skywarrior
United States Navy
Reg.: 142630
c/n: 11693
 
retired 1991, Celebrity Row
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 13228] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Douglas RA-3B Skywarrior, United States Navy, 144843, c/n 12089, Karsten Palt, 2016Douglas
RA-3B Skywarrior
United States Navy
Reg.: 144843
c/n: 12089
 
ex N871RS
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11009] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas YEA-3A Skywarrior, United States Navy, 130361, c/n 12 / 9262, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
YEA-3A Skywarrior
United States Navy
Reg.: 130361
c/n: 12 / 9262
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11010] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas YEA-3A Skywarrior, United States Navy, 130361, c/n 12 / 9262, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
YEA-3A Skywarrior
United States Navy
Reg.: 130361
c/n: 12 / 9262
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]