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Douglas F3D Skyknight

First flown on 23 March 1948, the F3D was one of the first purpose built jet night fighters.  The Skyknight served with distinction in Korea escorting B-29 Superfortresses on night missions when the F-94 Starfire proved unsatisfactory.

The Skynight also served as an early ECM aircraft in Vietnam from 1965-1969.

Specifications (F3D-2)





Type: Fighter
Engines: two 3,400 lb (1542 kg) thrust Westinghouse J34-WE-36 turbojets
F3D: U.S. Navy (prior to 1962)
F-10: U.S. Navy (after 1962)
TF-10: Trainer version
EF-10: ECM version

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