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A U.S. Navy Douglas A3D-2 Skywarrior (BuNo 142650) from Heavy Attack Squadron VAH-9 Hoot Owls refueling a McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II (BuNo 148261) from Fighter Squadron VF-101 Det. A Grim Reapers during the "Project LANA Bendix Trophy Race" in 1961. To cap off the Phantom´s successful speed and altitude efforts, the U.S. Navy initiated "Project LANA", a transcontinental flight by five F4H-1F (after 1962 F-4A). The Roman letter "L" means "50", "ANA" stood for the "(50th) Anniversary of Naval Aviation". Refueling problems of BuNo 148261 handed the Bendix Trophy Race contest on 24 May 1961 to the F4H-1F BuNo 148270, which flew from Ontario, California (USA), to Floyd Bennett Field, New York (USA), at an average of speed of 1399.66km/h.

Date 1961
Source U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1996.253.3678
Author U.S. Navy


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