Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
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A-4A/B = 38'5"
A-4C/L = 39' 2"
A-4E/F/M = 41' 3" (nose to tail)
TA-4F/J = 42' 7"
Wing span: All = 27' 6"
Height: All = 14' 11"
Main Landing Gear width: All = 7' 9.5"
Empty / Max. Takeoff Weight in lbs.:
A-4A = 8,400 / 20,000
A-4B = 9,146 / 22,500
A-4C/L = 9,728 / 22,500
A-4E = 9,853 / 24,500
A-4F = 10,448 / 24,500
A-4K = 10,000 / 24,500
A-4M = 10,465 / 24,500
TA-4F = 10,602 / 24,500
Nose Wheel Steering:
A-4A/B/C/E/L/P/Q = No, All others = Yes
A-4H/K/M/N, TA-4H/K = Yes, All others = No
Engines (Manufacturer / Static Thrust)
A-4A/B/most C = Curtiss-Wright J65-W-16A / 7,700lbs.
A-4E = Pratt & Whitney J52-P6A / 8,500lbs.
A-4L/P/Q/PTM/S, some B/C =
Curtiss-Wright J65-W-20 / 8,400lbs.
A-4F/G/H/K, some E =
Pratt & Whitney J52-P8A/8B / 9,300lbs.
A-4SU = General Electric F404-100D / 10,800lbs.
A-4M/N, some F = Pratt & Whitney J52-P408 / 11,200lbs.
TA-4E/F/G/H = Pratt & Whitny J52-P8A/8B / 9,300lbs.
TA-4J = Pratt & Whitney J52-P6A / 8,500lbs.
TA-4KU = Pratt & Whitney J52-P408 / 11,200lbs.
JATO (A-4B with "ASC 172" and later)
4500lbs thrust each for 5sec.
Maximum Level Speed (mph)
A-4A = 664
A-4B = 661
A-4C/L = 649
A-4E/F/M = 673
TA-4F = 675
A4D-1 BuNo 137820, flown by U.S. Navy LT Gordon Gray, set a 500-kilometer closed course world speed record of 695.163 MPH on 15OCT1955, at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
The Skyhawk can exceed the speed of sound in a dive, but it is not a recommended activity.
Internal Fuel Load(Useable)
Fuselage: A-4A/B/C/E/F = 240gal (gravity filled)
A-4B/C/E/F = 230gal ( if pressure filled)
TA-4F/J = 100gal
Internal Wing: A-4A/B/C/E/F, TA-4F/J = 570gal (gravity filled)
A-4B/C/E/F, TA-4F/J = 560gal (if pressure filled)
Centerline Aero 7A (suspension= 14 and 30in)
Centerline w LB-18A Camera POD
Wings Aero 20A (suspension= 14in)
Maximum External Load Capacities:
Fuselage Centerline Station (all models) = 3,500 lbs
2 Inboard Wing Stations (all models) = 2,200 lbs (ea.)
2 Outboard Wing Stations (all except A/B/C/P/Q) = 1,000 lbs (ea.)
External Fuel Tanks: (Usable)
150gal Aero 1C Drop Tank - 147gal
300gal Aero 1D Drop Tank - 295gal
Air Refueling Store
Centerline 400gal Drop Tank - 396gal
[figures are for JP-5 = 6.8lb/gal.]
External Baggage Container CNU-188/A
(Bobtail or Two Fin models - 27in diameter)
More U.S. Model Specifications
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If You Aint Ordnance You Aint ----!
A-4M = Two 20mm (400 rounds)
A-4N, some A-4H = Two 30mm cannon (300 rounds)
All others = Two 20mm (200 rounds)
Weapons Systems (Mfg.-Installed Provisions):
Special Weapons = A-4A/B/C/E/F/L/M, TA-4F
Sidewinder = A-4C/F/G/H/K/L/N/P/Q, TA-4G/H
Bullpup = A-4B/C/E/F/G/K/L/M/N, TA-4F/G/K
GCBS = A-4B/C/E/F/L, TA-4F
Shrike = A-4C/E/F/K/L/M/N, TA-4F/J/K
Walleye = A-4E/F/L/M/N, TA-4F
MCB (Multiple Carriage Bomb Rack)
MBR (Douglas Multiple Bomb Rack)
MER (Mutltiple Ejector Rack)
TER (Triple Ejector Rack)
AGM-12 Bullpup, AGM-65 Maverick
AIM9 Sidwinder, AGM-45 Shrike
AGM-62 Walleye (TV Guided-Glide)
2K, 1K, 750, 500, 250lb free fall and retarded bombs
LAU-Series Rocket Pods (2.75 and 5inch)
Aero 14B Spray Tank
Aero 5A Practice Bomb