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A-3 Skywarrior Production


A-3 Skywarriors Produced

This list includes all 281 that saw Naval service and 2 prototypes. The original list was current in 1987 as compiled in Rene Francillon's book Douglas A-3 Skywarrior. As the Skywarrior continued in active service until 1991, final disposition of some aircraft is unaccounted for. This list is currently being researched to account for the final disposition of each aircraft. Notes are updated as new information surfaces.

A3 Accident Reports

A-3 Accident Reports (Including Crews)

This database was put together with reports obtained through an FOIA request that we filed with the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Safety Center. Some reports were still classified and redacted. This is the most comprehensive listing of the A-3 Skywarrior aircraft loses or damage reports that we can compile.


Deepest of gratitude to Frank Cogdell for the immense amount of work and time put forth in this effort.

Skywarriors on Display

A-3 Skywarriors on Display

These are the Skywarriors that are located at museums and bases in the U.S. and overseas.

A-3s In Storage

Remaining A-3s in Storage

These are Skywarriors that are in long term storage at Davis Monthan AFB, Tuscon, AZ. (AMARC formerly MASDC). They are available to groups, museums and organizations for memorial or historical static displays. These A-3s are NOT currently slated for disposal.

A-3 Skywarriors in Service

A-3s Currently in Service

There are no more A-3 Skywarriors in service.

The last flying A-3s departed Raytheon Flight Test Operations in Van Nuys, CA in 2011.


144825 flew to Whidbey Island on 4/29/2011


144867 flew to NAS North Island on 6/28/2011 and will be craned aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard Feb. 2012 for Ford Island, Pearl Harbor.


144865 flew to Pensacola via Mecham Field, Forth Worth, Tx. on 6/30/2011


These three were all demiled and are for display.

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