McDonnell-Douglas A4 "Skyhawk"


On Loan from National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL


A4M Skyhawk Article

The U.S. Marine Corps received the aircraft on display (Bureau #158182) in October 1971. It saw service with multiple Marine Corps attack squadrons before its final assignment to the Marine Attack Squadron 131 at Willow Grove NAS-JRB. It was stricken from service in 1994 after a collision with Canadian geese damaged the aircraft beyond repair. Following its retirement in 1994, the DVHAA acquired the aircraft and completed its restoration in July 1996. Together the DVHAA, volunteers from MAG-49, PA ANG, and NAS-JRB Transient Line Crew completely rebuilt and restored this aircraft.

Please contact the museum if you have any information, comments, or recollections of this A-4M Skyhawk.

Bureau #: 158182
Built: October 1971
Crew: 1
Passengers: 0
Retired: June 1994
Received: 1994
Restored by: DVHAA
Restored: 1994 - 1996
Length: 41' 3"
Height: 14' 11"
Wingspan: 26' 6"
Weight Empty: 10,465 lbs
Weight Loaded: 24,500 lbs
Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney J52-P408
Thrust: 11,200 lbs
Max Speed: 673 mph
Range: 920 miles
Manufacturer: Douglas
Armarment: 2 - 20mm Cannons
Ordnance: 9,155 lbs
Ceiling: 40,600 ft
Status: On Display