This object is on display in the Sea-Air Operations exhibition at the National Mall building.
In 1959, the A-4C went into production, with improvements in cockpit layout, safety features, radar equipment, and all-weather flying capability. Six hundred and thirty-eight A-4Cs were built, making it the most numerous A-4 model produced. In Vietnam, A-4s were used both in close support of ground troops and in attacking other ground targets in North Vietnam.
This A-4C (BuNo 148314) is displayed in its markings it had as a member of VA-76 (Navy attack squadron) on the USS Bon Homme Richard off the coast of Vietnam from March to June 1967.
Transferred from the United States Navy
Douglas Aircraft Company
Country of Origin: United States of America
Overall: 14ft 12in. x 27ft 6in. x 40ft 3 3/4in., 9618.9lb. (4.572m x 8.382m x 12.287m, 4363.1kg)
Other: 14ft 12in. x 40ft 3 3/4in. x 27ft 6in. (4.572m x 12.287m x 8.382m)
Materials: All-metal, semi-monocoque structure.
Physical Description:Low-wing, swept-back monoplane (33 degrees); carrier- and land-based, single-seat, lightweight attack bomber; USN / USMC.
Inventory number: A19760757000