The A-4 Skyhawk is a lightweight, single engine attack aircraft. The A-4 Skyhawk was used by the US Navy and US Marines as a primary attack aircraft and for ground support in Vietnam. There are numerous models of the A-4 in use. The A-4M and the TA-4F are currently used by Marine Corps Reserve squadrons. All models have two internally mounted 20mm (.8 inch) cannons, and are capable of delivering conventional and nuclear weapons under day and night visual meteorological conditions. The A-4M uses a heads-up display and computer aided delivery of its bomb load with the angle rate bombing system. The Marine Reserve has two squadrons of A-4s with 12 aircraft each. Additionally, each squadron has two TA-4 aircraft.
|Primary Function:||attack aircraft|
|Built By||McDonnell Douglas|
|Maximum Speed||586 knots (with a 4,000 pound bomb load)|
Information and picture courtesy of Far From Glory web site http://www.farfromglory.com/aircraft.htm, and The Arkansas Air Museum web site: http://www.arkairmuseum.org .