going supersonic . not, contrary to the description usually accompanying this photo. Vapor cones are often generated at transonic speeds in moist air. Max speed of the Buff is Mach well short of supersonic.
Best close-air ground support weapon in our arsenal. Was privileged to watch these awesome machines fly during early testing days. And go to training at Fairchild training center Long Island New York to work on them.
The famous black U. Navy "Playboy Bunny" Grumman Tomcat, of the "Vampires" squadron, one of the Navy's Naval Air Systems Command Test and Evaluation Squadrons. This plane is not even trying to but it's advertising playboy.