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Douglas A-4C Skyhawk

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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

Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Company

Date: 1954

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 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

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