Shot at MCAS Miramar, the Sky Knight was an all weather fighter for the Marine Corps and made its first flight on March 23,1948 as the XF3D-1. A total of 268 were delivered to the Navy and the Marine Corps.  Throughout its long service life the Sky Knight had been modified for many different missions such as Electronic Counter- Measures, missile platforms, systems trainers and flying test platform for advanced avionics. 

Retired from active flying and flown to MCAS El Toro in 1987


2 responses

  1. Andy Gimino

    I love this shot…nice perspective!

    January 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm

  2. Great metal structures!

    January 25, 2011 at 10:35 pm

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