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A-3 Skywarrior in Action - Aircraft No. 148 Paperback – January, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 50 pages
  • Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications; First Edition edition (January 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897473280
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897473286
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 11.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,627,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Panagiotis Kanellopoulos on July 28, 2013
Poor photo reproduction, differences between variants not adequately covered by the usual drawings and so on.
If you want to spend good money on a Skywarrior book get the Aerofax Aerograph instead...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Swisher on December 18, 2001
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The A-3 in action series book is 50 pages jam-packed with very rare photos and methodically steps through the history of the "Whale". The A-3 started out as the Navy's strategic nuclear delivery platform and due to it's size (large but within limits of the CV) routinely operated off of carriers and subsequently went on to fill other vital roles. This book details the design, flight test, and development as an A-3A, A-3B, Tanker, Trainer, E-Recon, Jammer, Photo-Recon, Tanker-Jammer, and FEWSG ERA-3B birds. It has sketches, photos, line drawings, specifications, full color photos, cockpit pictures, overseas operations, ECM/Weapon blisters and so on and so forth. The only thing the book doesn't have in great detail is the use of the Whale as a testbed (it's current job). This is a must have book for anyone who flew on the A-3 Skywarrior.
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Very good book, plus it included a picture of one of the planes I worked on during my last cruise to Vietnam.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William James on February 19, 2014
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The book was in better shape than described and the price was right. A must -have if you're going to build a scale model "whale".
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 8, 1998
This is a pretty good summary of the changes the A3D went through. (I would like the In- Action series better if the production quality was a little cleaner.)
If you ever flew on a Whale you should get this book
And if you want to know the meaning of versatility in aircraft design, you could hardly beat a study of the A3 and A4!
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