Nice to see original A3J bombers in action for a change. I actually think the later RA-5C version was a more attractive aircraft with its graceful predator-like fuselage shape. I used to work around these splendid machines back in the 1960's and was impressed with the sharp trailing edges of the wings - almost like a knife.
: Was scrolling through YouTube offerings and
: found myself presented with this:
: It is a 10 minute video (no sound) a good
: half or better of which shows the tan deck,
: including a closeup from the catwalk (about
: 3 minutes in.)
: I got offered a video a few days ago with a
: tan deck on CV-59, but when I played the
: actual video it had no tan deck footage.
: This one certainly does! I had always
: thought photos of it were either optical
: illusions from sun, or perhaps it was
: unfinished decking. This looks otherwise.
: "I'm a believer" now.