Douglas F4D Skyray

ICAO aircraft code F4D
Manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Co.
Country United States

The Douglas F4D Skyray (later redesignated F-6 Skyray) is an American carrier-based fighter/interceptor built by the Douglas Aircraft Company.

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General

ICAO aircraft code
F4D
Manufacturer
Douglas Aircraft Co.
Manufactured
1950 - 1958
Country
United States

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Pratt & Whitney J57-P-8
Jet
Power:
16,000 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
627 Kts
1,161 Km/h
Travel range:
1,040 Nm
1,926 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
55,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
18300 feet / minute
92.96meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
12,300 Kg
27,117 lbs
Max Payload:
2,000 Kg
4,409 lbs

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About the Douglas F4D Skyray

The Douglas F4D Skyray (later redesignated F-6 Skyray) is an American carrier-based fighter/interceptor built by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Although it was in service for a relatively short time (1956–1964) and never entered combat, it was the first carrier-launched aircraft to hold the world’s absolute speed record, at 752.943mph, (1211.744km/h) and was the first United States Navy and United States Marine Corps fighter that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight. It was the last fighter produced by the Douglas Aircraft Company before it merged with McDonnell Aircraft and became McDonnell Douglas. The F5D Skylancer was an advanced development of the F4D Skyray that did not go into service.

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