Douglas F3D / F-10 Skyknight

Fighter

Douglas F-10B USMC 124630 Flying Leathernecks Museum © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Douglas F3D / F-10 Skyknight is a twin-engined two-seat carrier-based night jet fighter aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company in operation with the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. In 1962 the F3D was redesignated F-10, the F3D-1 became F-10A and the F3D-2 became F-10B.
The total production numbers include three XF3D-1 prototyp aircraft, 28 F3D-1 and 237 F3D-2. The Skyknight saw service in the Korean War and in the Vietnam War. Some Skyknight were modified to EF-10B (35) and TF-10B (55) as electronic reconnaissance and countermeasure aircraft and were used during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.
Crew2
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelWestinghouse J34-WE-36
Engine Power (each)15,0 kN3370 lbf
max. Cruise Speed628 km/h339 kts
  390 mph
Speed909 km/h491 kts
  565 mph
Service Ceiling11.643 m38.200 ft
Rate of climb1219 m/min4000 ft/min
Range1.932 km1.043 NM
1.200 mi.
Empty Weight8.237 kg18.160 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight12.179 kg26.850 lbs
Wing Span15,24 m50 ft 0 in
Wing Area37,2 m400 ft
Length13,97 m45 ft 10 in
Height4,88 m16 ft 0 in
First Flight23.03.1948
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1950-1952
Total Production268
Data for (Version)Douglas F3D-2 (F-10B)
VariantsF3D-1 (F-10A), F3D-2 (F-10B)

[Photo-ID: 5899] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas F-10B Skyknight (F3D-2), United States Marine Corps (USMC), 124630, c/n 7500, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
F-10B Skyknight (F3D-2)
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 124630
c/n: 7500
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5900] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas F-10B Skyknight (F3D-2), United States Marine Corps (USMC), 124630, c/n 7500, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
F-10B Skyknight (F3D-2)
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 124630
c/n: 7500
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5901] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas F-10B Skyknight (F3D-2), United States Marine Corps (USMC), 124630, c/n 7500, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
F-10B Skyknight (F3D-2)
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 124630
c/n: 7500
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11004] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas TF-10B Skyknight, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 124629, c/n 7499, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
TF-10B Skyknight
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 124629
c/n: 7499
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11005] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas TF-10B Skyknight, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 124629, c/n 7499, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
TF-10B Skyknight
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 124629
c/n: 7499
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]