Douglas A3D "Skywarrior"
by NorthAmericanAviation
uploaded 2017-02-24
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Skywarrior

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 70
  • Pure Stock

Description

The Douglas A3D Skywarrior was originally conceived as a nuclear bomber in the early 1950’s, but adapted well as the demands made of the air-frame changed. It enjoyed a substantial service life of 35 years between 1956 and 1991. Because of its utilitarian usefulness. it was used extensively for refueling, bombing, reconnaissance, and electrical intelligence gathering (ELINT) in the U.S. Military. It saw widespread use in Vietnam alongside its bombing-outfitted derivative, the B-66 Destroyer, further recon use in cold war conflicts, and, amazingly enough, extended service as the EA-3 in the beginning phases of the Persian Gulf War and operation Desert Storm. After its service career with the military ended in 1991, many air-frames continued then ongoing use with defense contractors and weapons system developers as test-beds for F-14 and F-111B radar electronics systems. Hughes Aircraft was the main proprietor of these A-3’s, but Westinghouse and Raytheon also owned and modified these craft.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

This model is big and heavy, true to life, and a good candidate for all its previously mentioned roles. long distances are a yes, high speeds and fighter-plane maneuverability are a no.

Here you will find everything that trails black smoke, jettisons fuel, and runs on liquid oxygen and ammonia. Oh, 20th Century aviation development, where art thou?

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