Douglas A-4C Skyhawk

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Douglas
Markings
Flight Systems Inc. Mohave, California, 1974-1981
Designation
A-4C
Registration
N401FS
Serial Number
148571

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.

Specifications
Wingspan 27 ft 6 in
Length 40 ft 2 in
Height 15 ft
Weight 20,000 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 664 mph
Service Ceiling 20,100 ft
Range 1,160 miles
Engines 1 Wright J65-W-20 turbojet, 8,400 lbs thrust
Crew 1