Title: Douglas A-3 Skywarrior

The A3D was designed as a nuclear strategic bomber for the US Navy and entered service in the mid 1950’s. For a long time it was the heaviest aircraft to operate from an aircraft carrier, and when it was finally retired in 1991 it was one of the longest serving carrier based aircraft.

When the aircraft relinquished the strategic nuclear role initially in favour of the A-5 Vigilant and later to the air force, it found other roles including reconnaissance, electronic warfare and aerial refuelling tanker. A significantly re-designed variant was operated by the USAF as the B-66 Destroyer .

The title includes flight manuals covering both main versions of the Douglas A3D Skywarrior. The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • US Navy Flight Handbook for the A3D-1, A3D-1Q and A3D-2, AN 01-40ATA-1 dated 15-7-57, with approx 180 pages.
  • US Navy NATOPS Flight Manual for the A-3A/B, NAVAIR 01-40ATA-1 dated 1-9-66, with approx 738 pages.
  • US Navy NATOPS Flight Manual for the RA-3B, NAVAIR 01-40ATB-1 dated 15-11-66, with approx 672 pages.