Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk Military Trainer Aircraft
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was designed by Ed Heinemann as a carrier based ground-attack aircraft, it's first flight was in June 1954 and it entered service with the USN in October 1956, a two seat training version was produced with tandem seating and served as a trainer with the USN from 1967 until 2002 when they were replaced with the licence built T-45 Goshawk.
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk Specifications:
- Crew: Student pilot and trainer
- Length: 40 ft 3 in (12.22 m)
- Wingspan: 26 ft 6 in (8.38 m)
- Height: 15 ft (4.57 m)
- Empty weight: 10,450 lb (4,750 kg)
- Loaded weight: 18,300 lb (8,318 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 24,500 lb (11,136 kg)
- Engine: Single 9,300 lbf (41 kN) Pratt & Whitney J52-P8A turbojet
- Maximum speed: 585 knots (673 mph, 1,077 km/h)
- Range: 1,700 nm (2,000 mi, 3,220 km)
- Service ceiling 42,250 ft (12,880 m)
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