SQUADRON CARS OF THE PAST
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The Squadron Car
Back in the days when the Navy did not provide squadrons on deployment or weapons training detachments with transportation, it was common for members of the wardroom to chip in some money to purchase a well used automobile in which personnel could get around. They inevitably were decorated and often kept and passed down through the years as a symbol of squadron camaraderie. This Lincoln Continental is one of the more elaborate "works of art" around and for many years belonged to the members of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134. With the addition of a refueling probe mock-up on the top of the car, it resembles the EA-6B Prowler aircraft flown by the squadron. This squadron car was donated to the museum in 2003 after being driven to Pensacola from VAQ-134's home base at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington.
Below are more examples of Squadron Cars that have been the result of the hard work, dedication, and the imagination of our Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force brethren... Enjoy!