The A-4P and A-4Q series were “re-manufactured” A-4Bs sold to BuNo of Skyhawks re-sold will be listed in their appropriate country or. Teniente de Fragata Zubizarreta, A-4Q 21 MAY 82 Sixteen A-4Q Skyhawks were purchased for the Argentine Navy for use on its. Here is my 1/48 A-4Q Skyhawk converted from the Hasegawa E/F kit with the Aconcagua resin set. This model depicts 3-A from 1st Air.
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Modifications of the Army Skyhawk included large dual wheels on beefed-up main landing gear mounts; a heavier wing a-4 house the larger landing gear; and installation of an A-3 Skywarrior drag chute. The rudder was constructed of a single panel reinforced with external ribs. A4D-6 proposal for engine and air-frame improvements utilizing the new FT engine, none built.
Skyhawks were well loved by their crews for being tough and agile. Archived 11 June at the Wayback Machine. The modifications included the installation of a 11,lb thrust FGED turbofan engine.
3-A-304 Douglas A4Q Skyhawk Armada Argentina
Navy light attack role. As ofBrazil was the latest Skyhawk customer. Retrieved 19 July The A-4Cs were fitted with the dorsal avionics hump. Given the number of air forces that operated the Skyhawk, a significant number has been preserved, either airworthy or on display.
Improvements included an auto-pilot and all-attitude gyro system; a low-altitude bombing system; terrain clearance radar; and angle of attack instrumentation.
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EA-4F BuNos Converted from TA-4F,Known TA-4F BuNos converted to TA-4J configuration,,,,,,,,,,,,, Ready for Inspection – Aircraft. BuNo carrying a “Buddy Store” on the centerline stores station demonstrates the new in-flight capability as both receiver and deliverer.
Lovely build, weathering looks great! Later in their service lives these aircraft acquired Radar Warning Receivers and antenna on the nose and tail. InSingapore purchased an additional 86 Skyhawks from U. The A-4I designation was not used. Douglas pioneered this new capability with the A4D The small size of the Skyhawk and superb low speed handling in the hands of a well trained aviator made it ideal to teach fleet aviators the finer points of DACT.
Later, TA-4J deliveries were supplemented by conversion of numerous TA-4Fs to the “J” designation through removal of ordnance system components. Photograph provided by Gervasio Vazquez. A-4 Skyhawk Osprey Combat Aircraft series.
Argentine A-4Q Skyhawk
Archived 11 July at the Wayback Machine. A4D-1 BuNo was used as the carrier suitability test aircraft. Phantom, Hornet and Skyhawk in Australian Service. McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. The A-4B model did not have an air-to-air radar, and it required visual identification of targets and guidance from either ships in the fleet or an airborne Grumman E-1 Tracer AEW aircraft.
Unit Photos APR In Argentina, these aircraft will simply known as “Bravos”. I think you are correct Jens. While in service, they suffered from frequent maintenance issues and a high accident rate. As usual, several members chipped in with help and references on my WIP thread, which you can see here: Sixty years after the aircraft’s first flight insome of the 2, produced through February  remain in service with several air arms around the world.
1/48 Argentinian Navy A-4Q Skyhawk – Ready for Inspection – Aircraft –
Skyhawks carried out bombing missions in the Yom Kippur War, and a considerable proportion of the tactical sorties.
The A-4S first flew on July 14, Soon, most of them were scrapped. The A-4 was rarely used for refueling in U. CANA assigned numbers through to its 16 A-4Q aircraft, the numbers being painted on the vertical stabilizer.
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