Tag: A-5 Vigilante
Cold War Era
Impressive photo shows RA-5C Vigilante doing successful barricade arrestment aboard USS ConstellationDario Leone -
The RA-5C was damaged by antiaircraft fire during a combat mission over Vietnam Taken on Aug. 18, 1968 the impressive picture in this post shows an RA-5C Vigilante of Reconnaissance Attack (Heavy) Squadron 5 (RVAH-5) damaged by antiaircraft fire during a combat mission over Vietnam going into the barricade on the flight deck of the carrier USS Constellation (CVA 64). During...
THAT TIME A U.S. NAVY RA-5C VIGILANTE TOOK A PICTURE OF AN SA-2 SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE PASSING JUST 104 FEET AWAY FROM ITS BELLYDario Leone -
No one knows why it did not detonate although the most likely theory is that the missile had not reached its arming time when it shot past the wildly jinking RA-5C The A-5 Vigilante was a carrier based supersonic bomber designed by North American for the U.S. Navy. Its service in the nuclear strike role (replacing the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior)...