North American RA-5C Vigilante

Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

North American RA-5C Vigilante (1958-1980)
Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA
February 21, 2008

The RA-5C was a reconnaissance aircraft using electromagnetic, electronic, and optical inputs.  It’s service ceiling was 52,100 feet and it had a top speed of 1,320 m.p.h. and had a range of just over 2,000 miles.  Even as large as it was, it was a carrier-based aircraft.

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