Douglas / McDonnell Douglas A4D (A-4) Skyhawk

Naval Fighter Bomber

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk United States Marine Corps 148492 WP-12 12685 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single-engine single-seat carrier-based fighter bomber produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company (later McDonnell Douglas).
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney J52-P-408A
Engine Power49,8 kN11200 lbf
Speed1078 km/h582 kts
  670 mph
Service Ceiling12.207 m40.050 ft
Rate of climb3139 m/min10300 ft/min
Range544 km294 NM
338 mi.
Empty Weight4.747 kg10.465 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight11.113 kg24.500 lbs
Wing Span8,38 m27 ft 6 in
Wing Area24,1 m259 ft
Length12,29 m40 ft 4 in
Height4,57 m14 ft 12 in
First Flight22.06.1954
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1956-1979
Total Production2960
ICAO CodeA4
Data for (Version)McDonnell Douglas A-4M Skyhawk
VariantsA-4A, A-4B, A-4C, A-4E, A-4F, A-4M

[Photo-ID: 7872] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
Douglas A-4B Skyhawk, United States Navy, 142833, c/n 11895, Karsten Palt, 2014Douglas
A-4B Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 142833
c/n: 11895
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 6142] Karsten Palt 2012-06-14
Douglas A-4B Skyhawk, United States Navy, 142905, c/n 11967, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4B Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 142905
c/n: 11967
 
San Diego Air and Space Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10981] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, Flight Systems Inc., N401FS, c/n 12764, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
A-4C Skyhawk
Flight Systems Inc.
Reg.: N401FS
c/n: 12764
 
es US Navy 148571
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 5872] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 148492, c/n 12685, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4C Skyhawk
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 148492
c/n: 12685
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5873] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 148492, c/n 12685, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4C Skyhawk
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 148492
c/n: 12685
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5816] Karsten Palt 2012-06-10
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, United States Navy, 145067, c/n 12313, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4C Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 145067
c/n: 12313
 
Joe Davies Heritage Airpark Plant 42 [Palmdale, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5817] Karsten Palt 2012-06-10
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, United States Navy, 145067, c/n 12313, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4C Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 145067
c/n: 12313
 
Joe Davies Heritage Airpark Plant 42 [Palmdale, CA]
[Photo-ID: 7681] Karsten Palt 2013-10-13
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, United States Navy, 147708, c/n 12472, Karsten Palt, 2013Douglas
A-4C Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 147708
c/n: 12472
 
in Blue Angels c/s
Aviation Museum of Kentucky [Lexington]
[Photo-ID: 7680] Karsten Palt 2013-10-13
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, United States Navy, 147708, c/n 12472, Karsten Palt, 2013Douglas
A-4C Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 147708
c/n: 12472
 
in Blue Angels c/s
Aviation Museum of Kentucky [Lexington]
[Photo-ID: 10139] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, United States Navy, 148314, c/n 12624, Karsten Palt, 2014Douglas
A-4C Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 148314
c/n: 12624
 
National Air and Space Museum [Washington, DC]
[Photo-ID: 6041] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, United States Navy, 149547, c/n 12872, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4C Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 149547
c/n: 12872
 
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6250] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, United States Navy, 149636, c/n 12961, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4C Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 149636
c/n: 12961
 
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5845] Karsten Palt 2012-06-10
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, United States Navy, 158195, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4C Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 158195
 
Fake BuNo. Displayed as Blue Angels 4
Museum of Flying [Santa Monica, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5846] Karsten Palt 2012-06-10
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk, United States Navy, 158195, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4C Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 158195
 
Fake BuNo. Displayed as Blue Angels 4
Museum of Flying [Santa Monica, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6251] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Douglas A-4E Skyhawk, United States Navy, 151038, c/n 13208, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4E Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 151038
c/n: 13208
 
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6042] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Douglas A-4E Skyhawk, United States Navy, 151064, c/n 13234, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4E Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 151064
c/n: 13234
 
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5874] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas A-4F Skyhawk, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 154204, c/n 13661, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4F Skyhawk
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 154204
c/n: 13661
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5875] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas A-4F Skyhawk, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 154204, c/n 13661, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4F Skyhawk
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 154204
c/n: 13661
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6188] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas A-4F Skyhawk, United States Navy, 154977, c/n 13793, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4F Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 154977
c/n: 13793
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6043] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Douglas A-4L Skyhawk, United States Navy, 148316, c/n 12626, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4L Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 148316
c/n: 12626
 
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13223] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Douglas A-4L Skyhawk, United States Navy, 149532, c/n 12857, Karsten Palt, 2016Douglas
A-4L Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 149532
c/n: 12857
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 2992] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-19
Douglas A-4PTM Skyhawk, Royal Malaysian Air Force, M32-29, c/n , Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Douglas
A-4PTM Skyhawk
Royal Malaysian Air Force
Reg.: M32-29
 
RMAF Museum (Muzium TUDM), Simpang Base [Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur (WMKF)]
[Photo-ID: 2985] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-19
Douglas A-4PTM Skyhawk, Royal Malaysian Air Force, M32-30, c/n 12324, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Douglas
A-4PTM Skyhawk
Royal Malaysian Air Force
Reg.: M32-30
c/n: 12324
 
RMAF Museum (Muzium TUDM), Simpang Base [Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur (WMKF)]
[Photo-ID: 5530] Karsten Palt 2012-04-27
Douglas A-4S Skyhawk, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), 607, c/n 12259, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4S Skyhawk
Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Reg.: 607
c/n: 12259
 
Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum [Singapore]
[Photo-ID: 5531] Karsten Palt 2012-04-27
Douglas A-4S Skyhawk, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), 607, c/n 12259, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4S Skyhawk
Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Reg.: 607
c/n: 12259
 
Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum [Singapore]
[Photo-ID: 5532] Karsten Palt 2012-04-27
Douglas A-4SU Skyhawk, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), 929, c/n 12319, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-4SU Skyhawk
Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Reg.: 929
c/n: 12319
 
Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum [Singapore]
[Photo-ID: 10982] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 142928, c/n 11990, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 142928
c/n: 11990
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10983] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 142928, c/n 11990, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 142928
c/n: 11990
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 13166] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Douglas NTA-4J Skyhawk, United States Navy, 154332, c/n 13720, Karsten Palt, 2016Douglas
NTA-4J Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 154332
c/n: 13720
 
Oakland Aviation Museum [Oakland, CA]
[Photo-ID: 3029] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-16
Douglas TA-4B Skyhawk, United States Navy, 142871, c/n 11933, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Douglas
TA-4B Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 142871
c/n: 11933
 
displayed as Royal Australian Navy A-4G N13-154903b
RAN Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra NSW [NAS Nowra - HMAS Albatross (YSNW / NOA)]
[Photo-ID: 11375] Karsten Palt 2015-06-01
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk, United States Navy, 153486, c/n 13552, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
TA-4J Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 153486
c/n: 13552
 
in Aggressor c/s, retired 2003, Celebrity Row
AMARG - Boneyard [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11289] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk, United States Navy, 154342, c/n 13730, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
TA-4J Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 154342
c/n: 13730
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11290] Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk, United States Navy, 154342, c/n 13730, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
TA-4J Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 154342
c/n: 13730
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13144] Karsten Palt 2016-10-09
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk, United States Navy, 158137, c/n 14174, Karsten Palt, 2016Douglas
TA-4J Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 158137
c/n: 14174
 
former USAF agressor aircraft
USS Hornet Museum [Alameda, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5920] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk, United States Navy, 158467, c/n 14272, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
TA-4J Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 158467
c/n: 14272
 
displayed as US Marine Corps A/C
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5921] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk, United States Navy, 158467, c/n 14272, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
TA-4J Skyhawk
United States Navy
Reg.: 158467
c/n: 14272
 
displayed as US Marine Corps A/C
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5542] Karsten Palt 2012-04-27
Douglas TA-4SU Skyhawk, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), 900, c/n 12506, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
TA-4SU Skyhawk
Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Reg.: 900
c/n: 12506
 
Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum [Singapore]