Designation: EA-1F

Douglas EA-1F

Douglas EA-1F (AD-5Q) Skyraider

A picture of the Douglas EA-1F Skyraider

The design of the Douglas Skyraider dates to 1943 when the U.S. Navy requested a single seat aircraft capable of acting as both a dive bomber and a torpedo bomber.  The prototype first flew in March 1945.  The design was very well received during testing and the first aircraft entered service in 1946 as the AD-1.  The Skyraider proved to be a very adaptable design and production of eight major models and thirty-seven variants continued until 1957 with 3,180 built.  The basic AD-5 model appeared in 1950 as a two seat anti-submarine aircraft with a wider and slightly longer fuselage.  The larger fuselage allowed more extensive modification into a four seat electronic countermeasures aircraft designated AD-5Q.  In 1962, these aircraft were redesignated as EA-1F.  A small number of them remained in service as late as 1979.

Wingspan 50 ft 9 in.

Wingspan

Length 40 ft 1 in.

Length

Height 15 ft 10 in.

Height

Weight 18,799 lbs (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 200 MPH

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 26,000 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 1,202 miles

Range

Engines One Wright R-3350-26WA radial engine with 2,700 horsepower

Engine

Crew 4

Crew


Manufacturer
Douglas

Markings
VAW-33, USS America, 1967

Serial Number
135018

Designation
EA-1F

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