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A-4 Skyhawk Specs

The A-4 Skyhawk was one of the most versatile, light Attack aircraft ever used by the US Navy or Marine Corp. It was designed using the lessons learned from the Korean War, and was one of the workhorses of the Vietnam War. It could carry a wide variety of ordnance and has excellent low speed and low altitude handling. As military aircraft go, it has a simple and rugged design that has helped it stay so successful.

The A-4 was first introduced in 1954 and this tough aircraft continues to serve in several other countries airforces with great success. There is an estimated 765 A-4's in the world and with continuing modernization upgrades this aircraft can continue to serve with honor and distinction.

Function:         Light Attack and Ground Support
Contractor:         McDonnell Douglas
Power Plant:         1 P & W J52-P-408A engine w/ 11,220 lbs. of thrust
Length:         41 ft. 8.5 in.
Height:         15 ft.
Max Weight:         24,500 lb.
Wingspan:         26 ft. 6 in.
Speed:         720 mph (w/ max ordnance
Range:         Unlimited w/ air refueling
Armament:         two 20 mm. cannons, bombs, rockets, ASM's, Aim-9 AAM's
Crew:         One
Cost:         $43 million