Designation: A-4C

Douglas A-4C

Douglas A-4C Skyhawk

A picture of the Douglas A-4C Skyhawk

The A-4C version of the Skyhawk entered production in 1959 as the A4D-2N.  This is the first version of the Skyhawk to be capable of all weather and night operations.  It was equipped with a terrain avoidance radar, autopilot, angle of attack indication system, Low Altitude Bombing System and improved low-level ejector seat.  In 1962, the A4D-2N was redesignated as the A-4C and it became the first version of the Skyhawk to be produced under the A-4 designation. Six-hundred and thirty-eight A-4Cs were produced between 1959 and the end of 1962.

Wingspan 27 ft 6 in.

Wingspan

Length 40 ft 2 in.

Length

Height 15 ft

Height

Weight 20,000 lbs (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 664 MPH

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 20,100 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 1,160 miles

Range

Engines One Wright J65-W-20 turbojet with 8,400 pounds of thrust

Engine

Crew 1

Crew


Manufacturer
Douglas

Markings
Flight Systems Inc. Mohave, California, 1974-1981

Designation
A-4C

Registration
N53996, N401FS

Serial Number
148571

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