McDonnell (F-4) YF4H-1 Phantom II; Douglas A3D-2 (A-3B) Skywarrior; Miscellaneous, Operations, Aerial Refueling. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

View of a U.S. Navy McDonnell (F-4) YF4H-1 Phantom II (A/C No. 143388) being refueled in the air by a U.S. Navy Douglas A3D-2 (A-3B) Skywarrior during the 1961 Bendix Trophy Race from Los Angeles to New York. Three in-flight refuelings were made during the trip, over Albuquerque, St. Louis, and Pittsburgh.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Naval aviation

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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