USA - Marine Corps Douglas F-10B Skynight 124630
Gerard van Oostrom
Image ID: 1085097
Operator: USA - Marine Corps - 124630
Aircraft: Douglas - F-10B Skynight
Airport: USA - California - Miramar MCAS - Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2018-5-2 by Jetzguy [Contact]
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(16.7.2018, 19:52 CET)
1 Dmitry Karpezo
(19 July 2018 - 10:31 CET)
Like it. And in general like this set from Miramar. Thank you.
(19 July 2018 - 15:56 CET)
Thanks Dmitry. It is the only US Marine Aviation museums in the world. They are fundraising to build an exhibition hall and indoor display area for most of these aircraft. Just a great place to visit. Thanks for taking the time to check out the photos!
3 Ricardo Hebmüller
(20 July 2018 - 01:07 CET)
Very strange aircraft, never knew it had existed! Thanks for sharing.
(20 July 2018 - 05:26 CET)
Thanks Ricardo. The Douglas F3D Skyknight. The F3D was designed as a carrier-based all-weather night fighter. The Skyknight played an important role in the development of the radar-guided AIM-7 Sparrow missile. It also served as an electronic warfare platform in the Vietnam War as a precursor to the EA-6A Intruder and EA-6B Prowler. Some Vietnam War U.S. Marine veterans have referred to the Skyknight as "Drut", whose meaning becomes obvious when read backwards...HaHaHa. This may be in reference to its age, unflattering looks or its low-slung air intakes that made it vulnerable to foreign object damage