The Navy Finally Says Goodbye To The Tubby Little T-2 Buckeye Jet Trainer
It has served the Navy for 56 years, the vast majority of those years working as the service’s intermediate jet trainer. Thousands of Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers were introduced to jet operations in the T-2 over the years, with many pilots making their first carrier landings in the jet. Now, with just a few remaining in service at Naval Station Patuxent River, the T-2 Buckeye is finally leaving the inventory once and for all.
North American A-5 Vigilante
In 1953, North American Aviation began a private study for a carrier-based, long-range, all-weather strike bomber, capable of delivering nuclear weapons at supersonic speeds. This proposal, the NAGPAW (North American General Purpose Attack Weapon) concept, was accepted by the United States Navy, with some revisions, in 1955.A contract was awarded on 29 August 1956. Its first flight occurred two years later on 31 August 1958 in Columbus, Ohio. At the time of its introduction, the Vigilante…
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Aviation Photo #2794881: North American RA-5C Vigilante - USA - Navy
RA-5C Vigilante operated by Heavy Attack Squadron RVAH-7. - Photo taken at Jacksonville - NAS Towers Field (NIP / KNIP) in Florida, USA in September, 1977.