SKYHAWK
SKYHAWK

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