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Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk of VA-83 after a crash barrier landing aboard USS Essex (CVA-9), circa in December 1957

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Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk of VA-83 after a crash barrier landing aboard USS Essex (CVA-9), circa in December 1957

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A U.S. Navy Douglas A4D-2 Skyhawk (BuNo 142130) after a barrier landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Essex (CVA-9), circa in December 1957. The aircraft lost its right main landing gear wheel and tire on landing. VA-83 was assigned to Air Task Group 201 (ATG-201) aboard the Essex.

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