Douglas F4D (F-6) Skyray

Naval Fighter

Douglas F-6A Skyray United States Marine Corps 139177 VE © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Douglas F4D (F-6) Skyray is a single-engine single-seat carrier-based fighter aircraft designed for the interceptor role produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company. The F4D was 1962 redesignated F-6.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney J57-P-8
Engine Power
dry/with Afterburner
44,9 / 71,2 kN10100 / 16000 lbf
Speed1161 km/h627 kts
  722 mph
Service Ceiling16.764 m55.000 ft
Range1.945 km1.050 NM
1.208 mi.
Empty Weight7.268 kg16.023 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight12.300 kg27.117 lbs
Wing Span10,21 m33 ft 6 in
Wing Area51,8 m558 ft
Length13,93 m45 ft 8 in
Height3,96 m12 ft 12 in
First Flight23.01.1951
Production Statusout of production
Total Production422
Data for (Version)Douglas F4D-1 (F-6A) Skyray
VariantsF4D-1 (F-6A)

[Photo-ID: 5895] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas F-6A Skyray , United States Marine Corps (USMC), 139177, c/n 11251, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
F-6A Skyray
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 139177
c/n: 11251
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5896] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas F-6A Skyray , United States Marine Corps (USMC), 139177, c/n 11251, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
F-6A Skyray
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 139177
c/n: 11251
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11002] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas F-6A Skyray , United States Navy, 134748, c/n 10342, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
F-6A Skyray
United States Navy
Reg.: 134748
c/n: 10342
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11003] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas F-6A Skyray , United States Navy, 134748, c/n 10342, Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
F-6A Skyray
United States Navy
Reg.: 134748
c/n: 10342
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]