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How US Navy’s Monstrous, 1st-Ever, Twin-Jet, Nuclear Bomber Became A ‘Destroyer’: INSIDE STORY

on November 26, 2020

By Jayanta Kalita

The now-defunct US aerospace giant, Douglas Aircraft Company, had developed “A3D Skywarrior”, a carrier-capable strategic bomber, a few years after World War II.  The Skywarrior was the US Navy’s first-ever twin-jet nuclear bomber which had the ability to land on carriers despite its heavyweight.

Commonly known as the ‘Whale’, the A3D Skywarrior could be launched by catapult or JATO assisted take-off thrust bottles. However, landing on the carrier was always a tricky business, and with there no ejection seats on the aircraft, the ‘A3D’ was called ‘All 3 Dead’.

https://eurasiantimes.com/how-us-navys-monstrous-1st-ever-twin-jet-nuclear-bomber-became-a-destroyer-inside-story/
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