"Where are they now
or what happened to them"

283 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.

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.
 Thanks to Frank Cogdell for an immense amount of work and time put forth in this effort.

  A-3 Skywarriors on Display

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

  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-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. 


U. S. Navy Acronyms you will come across:

AMARC - Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Center

SARDIP - Stricken Aircraft Reclamation and Disposal Program

DRMO - Defense Reutilization Management Office

MASDC - Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center

NARF - Naval Air Rework Facility

NMC - National Missile Center

NASWF - Naval Air Special Weapons Facility

NADC - Naval Air Development Center

NATC - Naval Air Test Center

NAS - Naval Air Station

FRAMP - Fleet Replacement Aviation Maintenance Program

NATF - Naval Air Test Facility