Aircraft Specs at bottom of page
Photo by C. Jeff Dyrek
|This aircraft is the A6 Intruder, all weather, light attack bomber setup as a tanker. One thing that jets need is gas, and lots of it! The A6 in the tanker configuration accompanies the squadron to the battle zone where they refuel before going into combat. This is one of my favorite pictures from the cruise. It was taken at sunset and produced a beautiful glow. Look at nice the ocean is behind it. The day was so beautiful which made the view from the crows nest nothing less than fantastic.|
|Man 0 Man,
Do those pictures bring back great and (hard Working) memories. I worked on the Bow Cats on that cruise. The planes brought back chills on my skin remembering alot of those squadrons and their great crews and the hours we spen on the flight deck together. Thank you so much, little did I know those were really the best days of my life.
|A Crew member
from the 1st Kitty Hawk cruise
On Tue, 17 Apr 2001 13:15:35 -0400, Robert Johnstone wrote:
The first 'cruise'
took us down to Cuba during the 'crisis', then afterwards on the South
America, crossing the Equator enroute.
My initiation was a blast
and the times are visited once and again, looking through the
I spent a little over a year onboard and was one
To See All
Exhibits in the Yellow Airplane Museum, Click Here.
Click Here's what a partial ejection looks like, very unusual.
Please note that these specs are only for one version of the A-6. Newer versions have more power and different electronics configurations.
|Area||529 sq. ft.|
|Empty Weight||26743 lbs.|
|Max. Weight||60400 lbs.|
|Powerplant||Pratt & Whitney J52-P-8A|
|Range||1010 N Miles|
|Cruise Speed||470 Kts|
Click Here for a list of WW2 Fighter Groups
Listing of Bomb Groups
Click Here to go to the YellowAirplane Online Museum
Look at these exhibits and tell me what these men really fought for.
the 34th fighter Squadron USS Kitty Hawk
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