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Old 09-29-2013, 09:12 AM
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Found this really cool poster of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel from the late 50's early 60's. It is a poster (likely during the selling of bonds) for the construction of the 17.5 mile CBBT. For you Navy guys, it shows the recently commissioned USS Enterprise the first nuclear CV (CVN 65) and the SS United States (both ships now decommissioned). What is really cool is the poster shows the span as having four lanes which didn't occur until 1999, but the poster shows a single span with four lanes and the eventual outcome was 2 spans giving it four lanes. Here is a photo of the poster. Any of you aviators recognize the aircraft in the photo? Father in law was an A-6 driver but he hasn't seen the poster yet to tell me which naval aircraft it is showing.

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Old 09-29-2013, 09:49 AM
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looks like an F4-- not sure
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Sent the photo to father in-law, not super clear, but he thinks it is an A-3 Skyraider. Until he sees it closer, he can't be sure. It's not a Phantom though. Correction, can't be an A-3, engines are in the wrong place. I'll change the title to see if I can't get a couple of naval aviators to chime in.

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Old 09-29-2013, 11:59 AM
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Looks very similar to a voodoo but the vertical stabilizer has the fins lower on the tail section of this plane. The voodoo had them higher up?
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:09 PM
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Vought A-7 Corsair II
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Old 09-29-2013, 12:11 PM
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A7 Crusader, last of the gunfighters.

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not a Corsair.....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...r_II_operators

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Not a Crusader, Exhaust is wrong. Maybe it's just an artists rendering of a non-existant plane?
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Not a Phantom for sure, and as a drawing its hard to tell for sure and i agree with the artist rendering Nice poster. I flew out of Oceana for a good while.

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That is a F-101 VooDoo, as Kinnakeettom stated.
Although it's not very "detailed".
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Originally Posted by ol guide View Post
Not a Phantom for sure, and as a drawing its hard to tell for sure and i agree with the artist rendering Nice poster. I flew out of Oceana for a good while.
I was hoping you would chime in, ps- father in law was a Sunday Puncher. Thanks to all of you for your help.
It must be the artist rendering, the Vought looked close and so did the voodoo, but I didn't think the navy flew the voodoo? The exhaust are wrong for the Vought. Saw one on the deck of the Midway in San Diego and wow that is a big plane with the knuckle wing.
Thanks guys, must be the artist putting together a couple of planes.
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If that is supposed to be an artists rendition of the A7 or F8 it is somewhat inaccurate as it seems to show the engine exhaust forward of the horizontal stabilizer.. when in fact the A7 had the engine exhaust at the far end of the fuselage and past the stabilizer.




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Originally Posted by smiles.109 View Post
I was hoping you would chime in, thanks to all of you for your help.
It must be the artist rendering, the Vought looked close and so did the voodoo, but the navy didn't fly the voodoo. The exhaust are wrong for the Vought. Saw one on the deck of the Midway in San Diego and wow that is a big plane with the knuckle wing.
Thanks guys, must be the artist putting together a couple of planes.
very cool find on the poster. The F4 would have been appropriate for the time frame. I may have some old photos of Oceana back in that era. Ill dig around.
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Default I win! Its an artist rendering of an A6 . Intruder

Its got the 2 under the cockpit engines exiting before the tail starts. A7 has only one engine and is a bit fuggly in the front. Also the A7 is a higher placed wing. F4 it is not either.

A6 Intruders were used wide spread in the 60s and 70s.

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Would love to see them, in law said he used runway (10-28?) out of naval base Norfolk and he watched the tressels being built in 1960 for the CBBT. I-64 is not even in the poster as well. My dad was at Langley during that period and we used to take the Kiptopeke ferry across the bay going north until the bridge was built.
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Originally Posted by Bly View Post
Its got the 2 under the cockpit engines exiting before the tail starts. A7 has only one engine and is a bit fuggly in the front. Also the A7 is a higher placed wing. F4 it is not either.

A6 Intruders were used wide spread in the 60s and 70s.

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VAH-123....the A6 replaced the old A3-B Skywarrior around 1966 or so
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Originally Posted by Bly View Post
Its got the 2 under the cockpit engines exiting before the tail starts. A7 has only one engine and is a bit fuggly in the front. Also the A7 is a higher placed wing. F4 it is not either.

A6 Intruders were used wide spread in the 60s and 70s.

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You are a good man Bly! That's what my father in law flew, but he said, that's no A-6, so the artist took some liberties, the verticle stabilizer is way wrong for an A-6. You win though!
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Originally Posted by smiles.109 View Post
Would love to see them, in law said he used runway (10-28?) out of naval base Norfolk and he watched the tressels being built in 1960 for the CBBT. I-64 is not even in the poster as well. My dad was at Langley during that period and we used to take the Kiptopeke ferry across the bay going north until the bridge was built.
That was too early for me, Im sure he has some good stories!
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