North American RA-5C Vigilante
@ USS Midway Museum, San Diego, CA
While visiting San Diego for a recent wedding, I took the opportunity to visit two of their major aerospace attractions. The USS Midway has a nice collection of Naval aircraft, giving me plenty of subjects to photograph. This was the first time I had ever seen a Vigilante in person. The North American A-5 Vigilante was originally a carrier-based supersonic nuclear strike bomber. In a new tactical reconnaissance role, the RA-5C saw extensive service during the Vietnam War. First flown in 1958, they were phased out by 1979.
Nikon D7000, processing by Photomatix & Aperture.