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<!--BEGIN SPECIFICATIONS--> A-3 Skywarrior Specifications Primary Function: Carrier-based nuclear bomber Contractor: Douglas Crew: Three (pilot, bombardier/navigator, ECM operator) Unit Cost: N/A Powerplant Two Pratt & Whitney J57-P-10 turbojet engines rated at 10,500 lb thrust Dimensions Length: 76 ft. 4 in Wingspan: 72 ft. 6 in Height: 22 ft. 9.5 in Weights Empty: 39,409 lb Maximum Takeoff: 70,000 lb Performance Speed: 610 mph Ceiling: 41,000 ft Range: 2,100 mi Armament Two 20mm cannons in rear, and up to 12,000 lb of weapons; option for nuclear weapons Service Life First Flight: March 1991 (XA3D-1 prototype) September 16, 1953 (YA3D-1) End of Service: March 1991 Number Built: [280 total] <!--END SPECIFICATIONS--> <!--BEGIN ACHIEVEMENTS--> A-3 Skywarrior Achievements The Skywarrior was the largest aircraft to routinely operate from an aircraft carrier. <!--END ACHIEVEMENTS--> <!--BEGIN FEATURES--> <!-- A-3 Skywarrior Features --> <!--END FEATURES--> <!--BEGIN BACKGROUND--> <!-- A-3 Skywarrior Background --> <!--END BACKGROUND-->
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