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Douglas A-4C 'Skyhawk'

Description
Notes: TA-4B aircraft with longer nose, upgraded engine, and limited weather capability (1 CREW) .
  Manufacturer:Douglas
  Base model:A-4
  Designation:A-4
  Version:C
  Nickname:Skyhawk
  Equivalent to: A4D-2N
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Attack
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Specifications
  Length: 39' 4" 11.9 m
  Height:15' 4.5 m
  Wingspan: 27' 6" 8.3 m
  Wingarea: 260.0 sq ft 24.1 sq m

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Wright J65-W-20
  Thrust (each): 8,400 lb 3,809 kg

Performance

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Air Victory MuseumMedfordNew Jersey
Arkansas Air MuseumFayettevilleArkansas
Florida Military Aviation MuseumClearwaterFlorida
MCAS El Toro Historical FoundationIrvineCalifornia
NAS Cecil FieldCecil FieldFlorida
NAS KingsvilleKingsvilleTexas
National Air and Space MuseumWashingtonDist of Col
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
Quonset Air MuseumNorth KingstonRhode Island
San Diego Aerospace MuseumSan DiegoCalifornia
Santa Rosa CountySanta RosaFlorida
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial ParkMobileAlabama

A-4 C on display



Arkansas Air Museum

NAS Cecil Field

National Air and Space Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum

San Diego Aerospace Museum

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
 


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 E.Q. Hazlewood
 El Cajon, CA
Guess what, I was wrong. the picture of the A-4 I was looking at was the one in the San Diego Air & Space Museum. The A-4 C in question is still in the Smithionian Commander Fuller's Airplane is OK. There is a Refurbished A-4C at Oskosh EAA museum of Ted Swartz's Aircraft,also VA-76, (shot down a mig 17) in 1967, same cruise and on the Bonny Dick. Commander Fuller was the CO of the squadron. Again sorry for the mix up.
E.Q.H.
07/31/2012 @ 13:50 [ref: 64569]
 Edward Q Hazlewoodd
 El Cajon, CA
I would like to know if the A-4C Sky Hawk flown by Commander Robert B. Fuller of VA-76 aboard the Bon Homme Richard 1967 is still in the Smithsonian. He was shot down July 14, 1967, and was a P.O.W. for 6 years. I noticed the A-4 in the picture is now of VA-212. Both squadrons were on the same West Pac Cruise in 1967. What happen to Commander Fullers Aircraft?
E.Q.H.
07/31/2012 @ 13:29 [ref: 64568]
 Matalynne Wandel
 Chicago, IL
My husband served aboard the FDR in VA-172 in 1966-1968. I'm trying to find a nice model of the A4-C Skyhawk to surprise him with. Does anybody know where I can find this? Thanks in advance.
11/13/2010 @ 11:42 [ref: 33291]
 Dominic Esposito
 South Plainfield, NJ
I was a flight line plane captain of VMA131 an A-4 SKYHAWK ATTACK SQUADRON,a Marine Corps Aviation Reserve unit from 1967-1972.Originally based at NAS Brooklyn NY(FLOYD BENNET FIELD)until closing then Squadron was relocated to NAS WILLOW GROVE PA.I would like to hear from any fellow squadron members that might have served at the same time i did.
12/21/2009 @ 08:53 [ref: 25453]
 Dominic Esposito
 South Plainfield, NJ
I was a flight line plane captain of VMA131 an A-4 SKYHAWK ATTACK SQUADRON,a Marine Corps Aviation Reserve unit from 1967-1972.Originally based at NAS Brooklyn NY(FLOYD BENNET FIELD)until closing then Squadron was relocated to NAS WILLOW GROVE PA.I would like to hear from any fellow squadron members that might have served at the same time i did.
12/21/2009 @ 08:43 [ref: 25452]
 Dale R. Messimer
 , CA
Hoping someone can put me in contact with Lt/Cdr Theodore R. "Ted" Swartz of VA-76. Id like to ask him to sign an original lithograph of the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk for my collection. Thanks in advance for all of your help, and I sure look forward to hearing from you.

All the best, Dale

(rtepak6@aol.com)
02/03/2009 @ 09:10 [ref: 23623]
 Adam Hodge
 Marietta, GA
Hey Guys,

Not sure which model A-4 section this best to ask this in, haha. :)

I'm currently a HS Student (Jr) trying to start up a collection of Scooter patches from any service/mission (VA,VMA,VC,VT, etc) as a keepsake. I'm looking for anything anyone can spare (Squadron Patches,Decomm Patches,Shoulder Patches,Anniv Patches, etc) related to Navy or Marine A-4 Squadrons.

I wish I would've had the opportunity to see the Scooter in Navy/Marine Action but came along too late!

If anyone can help/donate anything to jumpstart my attempt at a collection, Please email me at HODGETCA@aol.com (Can try and offer a little bit of $$ if need be). I doubt there is many folks my age (17) trying to start a collection like this.

Thanks in Advance and Skyhawks Forever!
02/03/2008 @ 02:58 [ref: 19530]
 Steve
 , MD
To Jerry Sires:

Jerry, you might be thinking of VA-44, but it was still in operation in 1968. I was an AO-3 there until Dec67. 44 was the eastcoast A4 RAG back then. There were other A4 squadrons there but to my knowledge no VA-41.






01/07/2008 @ 12:21 [ref: 19184]
 Geoffrey G. Tinsley
 Turin, GA
Correction -- The CO of VA66 in 1968 was W.E. Ramsey. Sorry about that.
11/05/2007 @ 16:32 [ref: 18410]
 Geoffrey G. Tinsley
 Turin, GA
Mr. Gordon Kincade. My Dad was a pilot for the waldo's. He was assigned to VA-66 to replace a downed pilot in late '68. He was wingman to W.A Ramsey and I think his call sign was New Boy.
11/05/2007 @ 16:21 [ref: 18409]

 

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