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Preflight Inspection of A-6 Intruders

Photo of pilots inspecting ordnance on their A-6 Intruder aircraft.
Caption: Aircrew of Attack Squadron (VA) 165 conduct a preflight inspection of the bombs loaded onto their A-6 Intruders prior to launching on combat missions from the aircraft carrier Ranger (CVA 61) during the Vietnam War. The A-6 carried an impressive ordnance load that heightened the firepower of carrier air wings.
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