In early 2009 the last S-3B Viking was officially retired from US Navy service. It was not long after that the humble aircraft’s 10 hour endurance and ample room for avionics, pods and test gear brought her back into limited service with VX-30 and NASA. Shown here, for the first time ever, are the world’s only flying Vikings gathered in one place at one time.
A nifty little post on the mighty War Hoover.
But the real treat is in the comments, where one contributor has share a collection of beautiful pics of various NASA aircraft in their distinctive white with blue cheatline scheme. Go, enjoy.