This Day in Aviation History
August 31st, 1958
First flight of the North American A-5 Vigilante.

The North American A-5 Vigilante was a carrier-based supersonic bomber designed and built by North American Aviation for the United States Navy. Its service in the nuclear strike role to replace the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior was very short; however, as the RA-5C, it saw extensive service during the Vietnam War in the tactical strike reconnaissance role. Prior to the unification of the Navy designation sequence with the Air Force sequence in 1962, it was designated the A3J Vigilante…..

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YouTube, Aircraft Familiarization in the A3J Vigilante (1962):

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