New England Air Museum
Douglas A-4D1 'Skyhawk'

 

Douglas A-4D1 Skyhawk

THIS AIRCRAFT IS ON LOAN FROM THE NATIONAL NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM, PENSACOLA, FLORIDA

This small and speedy attack aircraft was designed in 1954 by chief engineer Ed Heinemann of Douglas. It earned the nickname "Heinemann's Hotrod." It was a jet sucessor to the prop-driven Douglas A-1 Skyraider. The A4D's were produced for more than 26 years in many variants. They served the US Navy and Marines in carrier and land use with major roles during Vietnam.

This model (the 210th built) replaced a similar model which was destroyed in the 1979 tornado at the museum. It came from Memphis, TN, Naval Air Station.

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Specifications

Length:   41' 4"
Wingspan:   27' 6"
Height:   15'
Empty Weight:   10,400 lbs.
Gross Weight:   17,000 lbs.
Cruise Speed:   465 mph
Maximum Speed:   664 mph
Range:   920 miles
Service Ceiling:   49,000'
Powerplant:   Wright J-65-W-4 Turbojet
Year:   1956
Location:   Military Hangar

 


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