Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

ICAO aircraft code A4
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Co.
Country United States
New price USD 0.86 million (1954)

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single-seat subsonic carrier-capable light attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s.

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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk specifications

General

ICAO aircraft code
A4
Manufacturer
Douglas Aircraft Co.
Manufactured
1954 - 1979
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 0.86 million (1954)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
Bendix AN/APN-141, Stewart-Warner AN/APQ-145
Engine:
1x Pratt & Whitney J52-P-6A
Jet
Power:
8,500 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
586 Kts
1,085 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
99 Kts
Travel range:
1,739 Nm
3,221 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
42,250 feet
Rate of Climb:
10300 feet / minute
52.32meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
11,115 Kg
24,504 lbs
Max Payload:
4,000 Kg
8,818 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
1,796 gallon
6,799 liter

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About the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single-seat subsonic carrier-capable light attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s. The delta-winged, single turbojet engined Skyhawk was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company, and later by McDonnell Douglas. It was originally designated A4D under the U.S. Navy’s pre-1962 designation system.

The Skyhawk is a relatively light aircraft, with a maximum takeoff weight of 24,500 pounds (11,100kg), and has a top speed of 670 miles per hour (1,080km/h). The aircraft’s five hardpoints support a variety of missiles, bombs, and other munitions. It is capable of carrying a bomb load equivalent to that of a World War II–era Boeing B-17 bomber, and can deliver nuclear weapons using a low-altitude bombing system and a “loft” delivery technique. The A-4 was originally powered by the Wright J65 turbojet engine; from the A-4E onwards, the Pratt & Whitney J52 engine was used.

Skyhawks played key roles in the Vietnam War, the Yom Kippur War, and the Falklands War. Sixty years after the aircraft’s first flight in 1954, some of the 2,960 produced (through February 1979) remain in service with the Argentine Air Force and the Brazilian Naval Aviation.

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