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A-7 Gate Guard
08-MAR-2002 Arved Grass

A-7 Gate Guard

NAS Alameda, CA

This A-7 Corsair II was the second gate guard at NAS Alameda, guarding the Atlantic Blvd. Gate.

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Ed Mullin 07-May-2002 17:23

A bit of history concerning the A-7B Gate Guard at the East Gate. 400 otherwise know as "NUTS" came from VA-304. A number of years ago Nuts was taxied out to the runway. Prior to release of brakes, the pilot went to Military Power. Before he could release the brakes the main landing gear collapsed. A P&E evaluation determined that the main Keelson broke in half. The bird was stricken and donated to NAS Alameda as a display aircraft. See what happens to aircraft I work on.