McDonnell Douglas A-4G Skyhawk

McDonnell Douglas A-4G Skyhawk

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Eight A-4G Skyhawk jet fighters and two TA-4Gs (training aircraft) were obtained in July 1967, and a second order in 1971 doubled the fleet numbers. The single seat versions were embarked in the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne until their withdrawal in 1984. They were subsequently sold to the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas
Type: carrier-borne light attack fighter-bomber
Delivered: 20 aircraft, 1967-71
Crew: one (A-4G); two (TA-4G)
Engines: one Pratt and Whitney J52-P8A, 9,300 lbs thrust
Speed: 658 knots
Range: 2,000 miles
Armaments: 2 x 20mm cannons, missiles, rockets
Withdrawn: 1984