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A-1D Skyraider Cabin?  
User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8587 times:

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I saw this photo:

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and I noticed the cabin door. I did some searching on the google and discovered that the Skyraider could carry up to 4 people, I never knew this. I'm curious if anyone has any information on what it was used for, and if there are any photos of the "cabin" area of the aircraft.


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12171 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8340 times:

In a USAF A-1E (originally a USN AD-5N night attack version with side by side seating), Major Bernard Fisher won the Medal Of Honor, for landing and rescuing USAF Major Jump Myers, who used the hatch to climb (jump?) into the aircraft.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-1_Skyraider


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8327 times:

There are some nice websites made by former Skyraider pilot, describing into detail their mostly "Sandy" missions.

With regards to your question I looked but found alomost no pictures. Apparently nobody has a look inside these ugly & effective machines..

Some odd drawings of the use of the sizeable cabin space available.


http://www.combatreform.com/killerbees3.htm

I just knew there had to be some so looked a little further..



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2347/2434906628_9415c47211_o.jpg

Source http://www.flickr.com/photos/spookythecat/2893718117/in/photostream/

[Edited 2008-09-29 03:14:34]

User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1207 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8049 times:
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Here are some photos of the cockpit and cabin from a Swedish target-tug.
http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazin.../stuff_eng_detail_skyraider_02.htm

This was formerly operated by Royal Navy as the AEW Mk 1 -converted from a AD-4W, similar to the one displayed on the USS Midway

Scooter01



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29812 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 7992 times:

As mentioned there where both AEW and COD versions of the Skyraider.

It does seem a bit of a waste for that platform though.



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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1207 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7920 times:
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Quoting L-188 (Reply 4):
It does seem a bit of a waste for that platform though.

Due to it's slow speed it could carry special ordnance....

http://i34.tinypic.com/nq3bj6.jpg

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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7916 times:



Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 5):
Due to it's slow speed it could carry special ordnance....


 Wow!  biggrin 


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29812 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7812 times:



Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 5):
Due to it's slow speed it could carry special ordnance....

The Skyraider.

Number 1 in a number 2 war.



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