CHRISTOPHER WINTERFELDT/cwinterfeldt@mercedsunstar.com
Volunteers who worked on restoring the U.S. Navy Douglas RA-3 Skywarrior prepare to move it from its location at Castle Air Museum's restoration hangar, on Castle Airport, to its display area on the grounds of Castle Air Museum, on Wednesday (5-8-13) in Atwater.
The Douglas RA-3 Skywarrior, nicknamed "the Whale" by Navy crews, was originally designed as the Navy's strategic bomber during the Cold War, and made to operate off of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. To this day the Skywarrior is the largest, and heaviest jet aircraft to operate off any aircraft carrier. Registering a length of 76 feet, and a wingspan of 72 feet, it rivals the size of World War II heavy bombers.
CHRISTOPHER WINTERFELDT/cwinterfeldt@mercedsunstar.com Volunteers who worked on restoring the U.S. Navy Douglas RA-3 Skywarrior prepare to move it from its location at Castle Air Museum's restoration hangar, on Castle Airport, to its display area on the grounds of Castle Air Museum, on Wednesday (5-8-13) in Atwater. The Douglas RA-3 Skywarrior, nicknamed "the Whale" by Navy crews, was originally designed as the Navy's strategic bomber during the Cold War, and made to operate off of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. To this day the Skywarrior is the largest, and heaviest jet aircraft to operate off any aircraft carrier. Registering a length of 76 feet, and a wingspan of 72 feet, it rivals the size of World War II heavy bombers.
CHRISTOPHER WINTERFELDT/cwinterfeldt@mercedsunstar.com Volunteers who worked on restoring the U.S. Navy Douglas RA-3 Skywarrior prepare to move it from its location at Castle Air Museum's restoration hangar, on Castle Airport, to its display area on the grounds of Castle Air Museum, on Wednesday (5-8-13) in Atwater. The Douglas RA-3 Skywarrior, nicknamed "the Whale" by Navy crews, was originally designed as the Navy's strategic bomber during the Cold War, and made to operate off of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. To this day the Skywarrior is the largest, and heaviest jet aircraft to operate off any aircraft carrier. Registering a length of 76 feet, and a wingspan of 72 feet, it rivals the size of World War II heavy bombers.

Old skywarrior finds new life at Castle Air Museum

May 08, 2013 05:41 PM

UPDATED May 09, 2013 12:01 AM

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