Review: A-6 Intruder Walk-Around
by Lou Drendel
. For nearly
thirty years, Grumman's A-6 was the
"main battery" of the carrier air wings, with the ability to conduct
strikes at long ranges and in all weather condition. This 80-page
softcover provides all the in-depth photo detail needed to build an
A-6E model, with dozens on close in shots of the airframe, avionics
bays, tailhook, engines, and cockpit.
for Flight Simulator:
An interesting "virtual walk around" of
the A-6E by Alphasim for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Build article on the Hasegawa
Single-seat FA-18E Super Hornet of VFA-143 Pukin Dogs
of the USS Eisenhower's
air wing. (C. Reed)
"Hawkeye scores double first" Naval
May 1962 p.11
five pictures - testing at Pax River - first aircraft to use the nose
tow arrangement, first turboprop to be catapulted.
Robert Wall "Hawkeye 2000 set to expand Fleet's eyes"
Aviation Week & Space Technology
2002 p.60-63, plus cover photo of an E-2C showing the CEC
antenna under the fuselage.
"Hawkeye - A New Dimension in Tactical Warfare" Air International
1977 Includes a cutaway diagram.
Review: US Naval Airpower:
Supercarrier in action
Photography by Neil Leifer,
Bill Sweetman. The late 1980s was the height of the "Top Gun"
craze, and I recall there being a number of quickie type picture books
on US naval aviation. I would classify this
book as being a high-quality
photo work that very
well illustrates the carrier action of its day, as seen aboard the USS Carl Vinson
(CVN-70). Lots of
large, dramatic shots of aircraft and flight deck crews in action.
Predictably, there are a lot of Tomcat shots (nothing wrong with that!)
but we also see E-2Cs, Prowlers, SLUFs, Intruders, Vikings, and even a
CH-46 or two. Among the individual aircraft seen are E-2C BuNo 161344
of VAW-114, A-6E BuNo 152930 of VA-52, and Intruder BuNo 151576. And if
you're building a model of a Nimitz class carrier, there is some good
coverage of the Vinson
herself, including overhead shots and several images that show the
island in good detail.
"CVA-66 is commissioned" Naval
p.10-11 USS America
commissioning at Norfolk Navy Shipyard.
Picture: "JFK in James River after Launching" Naval Aviation News
February 1968 p.6
"At war on USS Theodore Roosevelt" Air
2002. Covers CVN-71 operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan
following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
"USS Harry S Truman" Air Forces
April 2003. Covers
a visit by CVN-73 to Slovenia. Includes a photo of FA-18C BuNo 164261
in VFA-105 Gunslingers high-visibility colors.