From all early reports the McCain '08 event in Richmond went well this afternoon. I can't wait to see the pictures. I wonder if they allowed Senator McCain to climb into this Douglas A-4C Skyhawk (pictured above), a U.S. Navy Light Bomber used throughout the Vietnam War and I believe the type of jet flown by the Senator.
The A-4 was a U.S. Navy, carrier based, single-seat bomber manufactured by Douglas Aircraft Corporation from 1956 - 1979. This was the longest production run of any US military fighter aircraft in history. Approximately 2,960 A-4s (all models) were built and believe it or not for only about $860,000 per jet. Now, we regularly spend millions per fighter, i.e. F-22.