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Douglas EA-1E 'Skyraider'

Description
Notes: Land or CARRIER-BASED MULTI-PURPOSE aircraft used for attack bomber, utility, early warning and asw search operations (3 CREW) .
  Manufacturer:Douglas
  Base model:A-1
  Designation:EA-1
  Version:E
  Nickname:Skyraider
  Equivalent to: AD-5W
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Attack
  Modified Mission:Special electronic installation
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Specifications
  Length: 40' 1" 12.2 m
  Height:15' 10" 4.8 m
  Wingspan: 50' 9" 15.4 m
  Wingarea: 400.3 sq ft 37.1 sq m
  Empty Weight: 12,312 lb 5,583 kg
  Gross Weight: 18,799 lb 8,525 kg
  Max Weight: 25,000 lb 11,337 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Wright R-3350-26WA
  Horsepower (each): 2700

Performance
  Range: 1,202 miles 1,935 km
  Cruise Speed: 200 mph 322 km/h 174 kt
  Max Speed: 311 mph 500 km/h 270 kt
  Climb: 2,300 ft/min 701 m/min
  Ceiling: 26,000 ft 7,924 m

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Olympic Flight MuseumOlympiaWashington

EA-1E on display

Olympic Flight Museum
    


 

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 Morgun
 USA, CO
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08/13/2012 @ 12:55 [ref: 65477]
 Rocky Pirofalo
 , CA
I was an EA-1E (AD-5W) pilot from 1961 through 1964. Matter of fact, I flew with Dick Vogler in VAW-11. The aircraft at the Olympic Flight Museum pictured on the web page is an A-1E (AD-5) not an EA-1E (AD-5W). The EA-1E was known as the "Guppy" because of the bulbous radome visible in your other EA-1E photograph. With the radar/radome the aircraft profile resembled a guppy fish. Its mission during my time was mainly radar support in ASW (Antisubmarine Warfare) in concert with the antisubmarine aircraft carrier HUK (Hunter/Killer) Group consisting of S-2's, helo's, etc. It carried a crew of three; pilot, radar officer (right seat), and technician (rear compartment).
The A-1E was used by the South Vietnamese and the USAF in the Vietnam War as an Attack aircraft.
The EA-1F (AD-5Q) is another variant which carries its radar in a pod on starboard wing pylon and various pods on other wing stations. Its mission was ECM (Electronic Countermeasures). See EA-1F this web site.
The A-1H/J (AD-6/7) was the single seat attack version.
11/06/2009 @ 15:01 [ref: 25252]
 David McPeek
 Sacramento, CA
I am trying to locate a source for a desk model of the EA-1E aircraft. I flew with VAW-111 Det. Charlie off the Bonnie Dick.
Thanks.
08/18/2004 @ 15:34 [ref: 8089]
 Jack
 , NH
Where did they put the second engine? Must have missed it during all of those pre-flight checks!
05/23/2004 @ 11:28 [ref: 7461]
 Richard Vogler
 Fairborn, OH
I flew in the AD-5W (EA-1E)in 1960 through 1962 and all of the aircraft in VAW-11 had a single R3350 engine, not 2 as shown.
08/19/2002 @ 10:53 [ref: 5510]

 

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