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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

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Aircraft of the U.S. Navy

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Development

Entwicklung

Ordered

   

Bestellt

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Variants

Versionen

  A4D-1
A-4A
Initial production version with J65-W-4 engine, 166 built. A4D-1
A-4A
Erste Version mit Wright J65-W-4 Triebwerk, 166 gebaut.  
A4D-2
A-4B
Strengthened aircraft and added air-to-air refueling capabilities, improved navigation and flight control systems, 542 built. A4D-2
A-4B
Verstärkte Version mit Luftbetankungsrohr, neues Seitenleitwerk, J65-W-16A Triebwerk, 542 gebaut
A4D-2N
A-4C
Night/adverse weather version of A4D-2, with AN/APG-53A radar, autopilot, LABS low-altitude bombing system. Wright J65-W-20 engine,  638 built. A4D-2N
A-4C
Nachtangriffsversion mit Autopilot und AN/APG-53A Radar in längerer Nase, Wright J65-W-16A/-20 Triebwerk, 638 gebaut.
A-4E Major upgrade, including new Pratt & Whitney J52-P-6A engine,  strengthened airframe with two more weapon pylons (for a total of five), improved avionics,  499 built. A-4E Stark verbesserte Version mit Pratt & Whitney J52-P-6A Triebwerk und verstärktem Flugwerk mit zwei weiteren Unterflügelstationen (Total fünf Stationen), 499 gebaut.
A-4F Refinement of A-4E with extra avionics housed in a hump on the fuselage spine and J52-P-8A engine, 147 built.  A-4F Verbesserte Avionik (auch in „Höcker“ hinter dem Cockpit), 0-0-Schleudersitz, 147 gebaut,
TA-4F Conversion trainer - standard A-4F with extra seat for an instructor, 241 built. TA-4F Zweisitzige Trainerversion (ursprünglich TA-4E), J52-P-8A, 241 gebaut, 
EA-4F Four TA-4Fs converted for ECM training EA-4F Umbau von vier TA-4F mit ECM als Feinddarstellungsflugzeuge
TA-4J Dedicated trainer version based on A-4F, but lacking weapons systems, and with down-rated engine, 277 built. TA-4J zweisitzige Trainerversion ohne Kampfausrüstung der TA-4F, 277 gebaut, 
A-4L 100 A-4Cs remanufactured . Fitted with avionics "hump" A-4L Umbau von 100 A-4C mit Avionik-Höcker, 
A-4M Version with improved avionics and J52-P-408a engine, enlarged cockpit, IFF system. Later fitted with Hughes AN/ASB-19 Angle Rate Bombing System (ARBS) with TV and laser spot tracker, 158 built. A-4M Verbesserte Avionik, J52-P-408A Triebwerk, erhöhtes Cockpit, erhöhte Waffenzuladung, Bremsschirm, später mit Hughes ARBS Bombenzielgerät, 158 gebaut, 
OA-4M 23 TA-4Fs modified for Forward Air Control duties for the USMC OA-4M Umbau von 23 TA-4F für das USMC, Avionik-Höcker, Hughes ARBS Bombenzielgerät
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Operational history

Einsatzgeschichte

 

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Drawings

Zeichnungen

Attack Squadrons

 

 

 

  VA-12 (1957) VA-12 (1959) VA-12 (1959)
 

 

 

  VA-12 (1960) VA-12 (1960) VA-12 (1961)
 

 

 

  VA-12 (1961) VA-12 (1962) VA-12 (1964)
 

 

 

VA-12 (1965) VA-12 (1966) VA-12 (1968)
 

 

 

VA-12 (1969) VA-12 (1970) VA-15 (1966)
 

 

 

  VA-15 (1966) VA-15 (1967) VA-15 (1968)
 

 

 

  VA-15 (1969) VA-22 (1961) VA-22 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-22 (1963) VA-22 (1963) VA-22 (1965)
 

 

 

  VA-22 (1966) VA-22 (1967) VA-22 (1968)
 

 

 

  VA-22 (1968) VA-22 (1969) VA-22 (1970)
 

 

 

  VA-23 (1961) VA-23 (1962) VA-23 (1963)
 

 

 

 
  VA-23 (1965) VA-23 (1966) VA-23 (1967)
 

 

 

  VA-23 (1968) VA-23 (1969) VA-34 (1957)
 

 

 

  VA-34 (1958) VA-34 (1959) VA-34 (1959)
 

 

 

  VA-34 (1960) VA-34 (1961) VA-34 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-34 (1963) VA-34 (1964) VA-34 (1966)
 

 

 

  VA-34 (1967) VA-34 (1969) VA-36 (1959)
 

 

 

  VA-36 (1960) VA-36 (1961) VA-36 (1963)
 

 

 

  VA-36 (1964) VA-36 (1965) VA-36 (1967)
 

 

 

  VA-36 (1969) VA-36 (1970) VA-43 (1959)
 

 

 

  VA-43 (1960) VA-43 (1961) VA-43 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-43 (1964) VA-43 (1968) VA-43 (1970)
 

 

 

  VA-44 (1958) VA-44 (1959) VA-44 (1964)
 

 

 

  VA-44 (1964) VA-44 (1965) VA-44 (1967)
 

 

 

  VA-44 (1967) VA-44 (1968) VA-44 (1969)
 

 

 

  VA-45 (1968) VA-45 (1971) VA-45 (1972)
 

 

 

  VA-46 (1959) VA-46 (1960) VA-46 (1960)
 

 

 

  VA-46 (1961) VA-46 (1962) VA-46 (1964)
 

 

 

  VA-46 (1965) VA-46 (1966) VA-46 (1967)
 

 

 

  VA-55 (1960) VA-55 (1961) VA-55 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-55 (1963) VA-55 (1964) VA-55
 

 

 

  VA-55 (1967) VA-55 (1968) VA-55 (1969)
 

 

 

  VA-55 (1969) VA-55 (1970) VA-55 (1972)
 

 

 

  VA-55 (1973) VA-55 (1975) VA-56 (1960)
 

 

 

  VA-56 (1961) VA-56 (1963) VA-56 (1964)
 

 

 

  VA-56 (1965) VA-56 (1967) VA-56 (1968)
 

 

 

  VA-56 (1968) VA-64 (1962) VA-64 (1963)
 

 

 

  VA-64 (1964) VA-64 (1965) VA-64 (1966)
 

 

 

  VA-64 (1967) VA-64 (1968) VA-64 (1969)
 

 

 

  VA-66 (1959) VA-66 (1960) VA-66 (1961)
 

 

 

  VA-66 (1962) VA-66 (1963) VA-66 (1964)
 

 

 

  VA-66 (1965) VA-66 (1967) VA-66 (1969)
 

 

 

  VA-66 (1970) VA-72 (1957) VA-72 (1959)
 

 

 

  VA-72 (1960) VA-72 (1961) VA-72 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-72 (1963) VA-72 (1964) VA-72 (1965)
 

 

 

  VA-72 (1966) VA-72 (1967) VA-72 (1969)
 

 

 

  VA-76 (1960) VA-76 (1961) VA-76 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-76 (1963) VA-76 (1964) VA-76 (1965)
 

 

 

  VA-76 (1966) VA-76 (1967) VA-76 (1969)
 

 

 

  VA-81 (1960) VA-81 (1961) VA-81 (1961)
 

 

 

  VA-81 (1963) VA-81 (1965) VA-81 (1966)
 

 

 

  VA-81 (1967) VA-81 (1967) VA-81 (1968)
 

 

 

  VA-81 (1969) VA-83 (1958) VA-83 (1960)
 

 

 

  VA-83 (1961) VA-83 (1962) VA-83 (1964)
 

 

 

  VA-83 (1966) VA-83 (1967) VA-83 (1968)
 

 

 

  VA-83 (1968) VA-83 (1969) VA-86 (1958)
 

 

 

  VA-86 (1960) VA-86 (1961) VA-86 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-86 (1963) VA-86 (1964) VA-86 (1965)
 

 

 

  VA-86 (1967) VA-93 (1956) VA-93 (1957)
 

 

 

  VA-93 (1958) VA-93 (1960) VA-93 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-93 (1963) VA-93 (1964) VA-93 (1964)
 

 

 

  VA-93 (1966) VA-93 (1967) VA-93 (1968)
 

 

 

  VA-94 (1960) VA-94 (1961) VA-94 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-94 (1964) VA-94 (1966) VA-94 (1967)
 

 

 

  VA-94 (1968) VA-94 (1969) VA-94 (1970)
 

 

 

  VA-95 (1966) VA-95 (1968) VA-95 (1968)
 

 

 

  VA-95 (1969) VA-106 (1958) VA-106 (1959)
 

 

 

  VA-106 (1960) VA-106 (1961) VA-106 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-106 (1964) VA-106 (1965) VA-106 (1966)
 

 

 

  VA-106 (1967) VA-106 (1968) VA-106 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-112 (1958) VA-112 (1960) VA-112 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-112 (1963) VA-112 (1965) VA-112 (1966)
 

 

 

  VA-112 (1967) VA-112 (1969) VA-113 (1958)
 

 

 

  VA-113 (1959) VA-113 (1960) VA-113 (1961)
 

 

 

  VA-113 (1962) VA-113 (1964) VA-113 (1965)
 

 

 

  VA-113 (1965) VA-113 (1966) VA-113 (1967)
 

 

 

  VA-113 (1966) VA-125 (1959) VA-125 (1961)
 

 

 

  VA-125 (1962) VA-125 (1964) VA-125 (1966)
 

 

 

  VA-125 (1967) VA-125 (1967) VA-125 (1969)
 

 

 

   
  VA-126 (1960) VA-127  
 

 

 

  VA-133 (1962) VA-134 (1962) VA-144 (1963)
 

 

 

  VA-144 (1964) VA-144 (1965) VA-144 (1967)
 

 

 

  VA-144 (1968) VA-144 (1968) VA-144 (1969)
 

 

 

  VA-144 (1969) VA-144 (1970) VA-146 (1963)
 

 

 

  VA-146 (1964) VA-146 (1966) VA-146 (1967)
 

 

 

  VA-152 (1968) VA-152 (1970) VA-153 (1958)
 

 

 

  VA-153 (1959) VA-153 (1960) VA-153 (1961)
 

 

 

  VA-153 (1963) VA-153 (1964) VA-153 (1964)
 

 

 

  VA-153 (1966) VA-153 (1967) VA-153 (1968)
 

 

 

  VA-155 (1959) VA-155 (1960) VA-155 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-155 (1963) VA-155 (1964) VA-155 (1966)
 

 

 

  VA-155 (1966) VA-155 (1967) VA-155 (1968)
 

 

 

  VA-155 (1969) VA-163 (1962) VA-163 (1963)
 

 

 

  VA-163 (1965) VA-163 (1966) VA-163 (1967)
 

 

 

  VA-163 (1968) VA-164 (1962) VA-164 (1963)
 

 

 

  VA-164 (1964) VA-164 (1965) VA-164 (1966)
 

 

 

  VA-164 (1968) VA-164 (1969) VA-164 (1971)
 

 

 

  VA-164 (1972) VA-164 (1974) VA-164 (1974)
 

 

 

  VA-164 (1975) VA-172 (1959) VA-172 (1960)
 

 

 

  VA-172 (1961) VA-172 (1961) VA-172 (1963)
 

 

 

  VA-172 (1964) VA-172 (1965) VA-172 (1966)
 

 

 

  VA-172 (1967) VA-172 (1969) VA-172 (1970)
 

 

 

  VA-192 (1959) VA-192 (1960) VA-192 (1962)
 

 

 

  VA-192 (1964) VA-192 (1966) VA-192 (1966)
 

 

 

  VA-192 (1967) VA-192 (1968) VA-192 (1968)
 

 

 

  VA-192 (1969) VA-192 (1970) VA-195 (1959)
 

 

 

  VA-195 (1961) VA-195 (1962) VA-195 (1964)
 

 

 

  VA-195 (1965) VA-195 (1966) VA-195 (1968)
 

 

 

  VA-195 (1968) VA-195 (1969) VA-195 (1969)
 

 

 

  VA-195 (1970) VA-203 (1971) VA-203 (1971)
 

 

 

  VA-204 (1971) VA-204 (1977) VA-205 (1973)
 

 

 

  VA-205 (1973) VA-209 (1971) VA-209 (1971)
 

 

 

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  VA-210 VA-212 (1962) VA-212 (1963)
 

 

 

  VA-212 (1964) VA-212 (1966) VA-212 (1967)
 

 

 

  VA-212 (1968) VA-212 (1969) VA-212 (1969)
 

 

 

  VA-212 (1970) VA-212 (1971) VA-212 (1973)
 

 

 

  VA-212 (1975) VA-216 (1963) VA-216 (1964)
 

 

 

  VA-216 (1966) VA-216 (1967) VA-216 (1969)
 

 

 

  VA-216 (1970) VA-303 (1970) VA-304 (1970)
 

 

 

 
  VA-305 (1970) VA-305 (1970)
 

Fighter Squadrons

 

 

 

 
  VF-43 (1973) VF-43 (1976) VF-45
 

 

 

     
  VF-45 VF-101 VF-101
 

 

 

    ..
  VF-126 VF-171

Anti Submarine Fighter Squadrons

 

 

 

  VSF-1 (1966) VSF-1 (1967) VSF-1 (1967)
 

 

 

  VSF-1 (1968) VSF-1 (1969) VSF-3 (1967)
 

 

 

  VSF-3 (1967) VSF-76 (1971) VSF-86 (1972)

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadrons

 

 

 

  VAQ-33 (1975) VAQ-33 (1982) VAQ-33 (1989)

Heavy Attack Squadrons

 

 

 

  RVAH-3 (1970) RVAH-3 (1976)

Training Squadrons

 

 

 

  JTTU (1971) VT-4 (1975) VT-4 (1977)
 

 

 

     
  VT-4 VT-7 VT-21
 

 

 

     
  VT-22 VT-23 VT-24
 

 

 

     
  VT-25 VT-26 VT-86

Display Teams

 

 

 

   
  Blue Angels Blue Angels

Composite Squadrons

 

 

 

 
  VC-1 (1978) VC-2 VC-4 (1970)
 

 

 

     
  VC-5 VC-7 VC-8
 

 

 

   
  VC-10 (1978) VC-12 VC-13

Fighter Composite Squadrons

 

 

 

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  VFC-12 VFC-13

Test and Evaluation Squadrons

 

 

 

  VX-4 (1959) VX-4 (1958) VX-4 (1963)
 

 

 

  VX-4 (1965) VX-5 (1958) VX-5 (1959)
 

 

 

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  VX-5 (1959)

Naval Reserve Squadrons

 

 

 

Dallas Glenview  7V Jacksonville  6F
  NARW-70 NARW-72 NARW-74
 

 

 

Los Alamitos  7L Twin Cities  7E
  NARW-77 NARW-79 (1965) NARW-81
 

 

 

New Orleans   7X
  NARW-82 New Orleans (1977) NARW-83 (1965)
 

 

 

Norfolk  S6 Alameda 6G Olathe  7K
  NARW-86 NARW-87 NARW-88
 

 

 

Seattle South Weymouth 7Z Gosse Ile  7Y
  NARW-89 NARW-91 NARW-

Misc. Units

 

 

 

   
  NTPS (1971)  
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Specifications

Technische Daten

Specifications

A-4F

Wingspan

Spannweite

8.38 m

Length

Länge

12.22 m

Height

Höhe

4.57 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

24.15 m²

Engine

Motor

1× Pratt & Whitney J52-P8A turbojet,

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

1,077 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

4,750 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

8,318 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

43 m/s

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

12,880 m

Range

Reichweite

3,220 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

2 × 20 mm cannon,
4,490 kg of boms

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Serials

Seriennummern

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
XA4D-1 137812 1
A4D-1 137813 - 137831 19
A4D-1 139919 - 139970 52
A4D-1 142142 - 142235 94
A4D-2 142082 - 142141 60
A4D-2 142416 - 142423 8
A4D-2 142674 - 142953 280
A4D-2 144868 - 145061 194
A4D-2N 145062 - 145146 85
A4D-3 145147 - 145156  (10)
A4D-2N 147669 - 147849 181
A4D-2N 148304 - 148317 14
A4D-2N 148435 - 148612 178
A4D-2N 149487 - 149646 160
A4D-2N 150581 - 150600 20
A-4E 148613 - 148614 2
A-4E 149647 - 149666 20
A-4E 149959 - 150138 180
A-4F 152101 1
A-4F 154172 - 154217 46
A-4F 154990 - 145069 80
TA-4F 152102 - 152103 2
TA-4F 152846 - 152878 33
TA-4F 153459 - 153531 73
TA-4F 153660 - 153690 31
TA-4F 154287 - 154343 57
TA-4F 154614 - 154657 44
TA-4J 155070 - 155119 50
TA-4J 156891 - 156950 60
TA-4J 158073 - 158147 75
TA-4J 158438 - 158527 90
TA-4J 158712 - 158723 12
TA-4J 159099 - 159104 6
TA-4J 159546 - 159556 11
TA-4J 159795 - 159798 4
A-4M 158148 - 158196 49
A-4M 158412 - 158435 24
A-4M 159470 - 159493 24
A-4M 159778 - 149794 17
A-4M 160022 - 160045 24
A-4M 160241 - 160264 24

Total

2385


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