Country of Origin USA.
Similar Aircraft Hawk, Mirage III/5, Yak-38 Forger, F-4 Phantom II.
Crew One; Trainer–two.
Role Attack, CAS.
Armament Bombs, rockets, missiles, gun pods, two cannons.
Dimensions Length: 40 ft, 3 in (12.28 m). Span: 27 ft, 6 in (8.38 m).

A-4 Skyhawk WEFT Description

Wings Low-mounted delta with curved tips.
Engine(s) Single turbojet inside body. Air intakes semicircular and mounted on the body above and forward of the wings’ leading edges.
Fuselage Barrel-shaped with solid, pointed nose. Humped dorsal spine. Body widens at air intakes and tapers to the rear. Bubble canopy. Some versions have an extended nose.
Tail Delta-shaped tail flats mounted low on a swept-back, tapered tail fin with a square tip.

Countries which Fly the A-4 Skyhawk

Argentina, Indonesia, Israel, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United States of America.

A-4 Skyhawk Manufacturer Web Site

The A-4 Skyhawk was originally manufactured by McDonnell Douglas.

In 1997, McDonnell Douglas became part of Boeing.

Boeing

Books on the A-4 Skyhawk

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Attack and Close-Support Fighter Bomber
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Attack and Close-Support Fighter Bomber

The Skyhawk first entered service with the US Navy almost 50 years ago. (First flew 22 June 1954) It is still in service with various US units and remains the backbone of many of the air forces of those countries to which it has been exported. It was originally conceived as a carrier-borne fighter bomber, but as the aircraft has evolved it has taken on other roles. It is renowned for its strength and survivability in combat.

This is an in-depth look at the design, production, evolution, operation and performance of the aircraft. It will also include firsthand accounts of flying the Skyhawk in action. It is written for those enthusiasts and historians who are seeking the ultimate reference.

Mcdonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Mcdonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

I hope that you will consider A-4 Skyhawk for your collection. This is the most comprehensive book on the market on this wonderful aircraft, and there are many interesting, and some previously unpublished, photos of the Scooter. I have included interviews with pilots who flew the A-4 in Vietnam and have included a discussion of each Skyhawk variant. I know the book is pricey, but if you flew the Skyhawk, this is a must.

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