Douglas A-1 Skyraider

ICAO aircraft code A1
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Co.
Country United States

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (formerly known as AD Skyraider) is an American single-seat attack aircraft in service from 1946 to the early 1980s.

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Douglas A-1 Skyraider specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
A1
Manufacturer
Douglas Aircraft Co.
Manufactured
1945 - 1957
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Wright R-3350-26WA Duplex-Cyclone
Piston
Power:
2,700 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
280 Kts
519 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
76 Kts
Travel range:
1,144 Nm
2,119 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
28,500 feet
Rate of Climb:
2850 feet / minute
14.48meter / second
Take Off Distance:
400 meter - 1,312.32 feet
Landing Distance:
800 meter - 2,624.64 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
8,343 Kg
18,393 lbs
Max Payload:
3,600 Kg
7,937 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
380 gallon
1,438 liter

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About the Douglas A-1 Skyraider

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (formerly known as AD Skyraider) is an American single-seat attack aircraft in service from 1946 to the early 1980s. The Skyraider had a remarkably long and successful career; it became a piston-engined anachronism in the jet age, and was nicknamed “Spad”, after the French World War I fighter.

It was operated by the United States Navy (USN), the United States Marine Corps (USMC), and the United States Air Force (USAF), and also saw service with the British Royal Navy, the French Air Force, the Republic of Vietnam Air Force (RVNAF), and others. It remained in U.S. service until the early 1970s.

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