Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

The Douglas A-4N Skyhawk aircraft is a proven and trusted platform for all mission profiles. The A-4N variant was upgraded extensively in-service. The single and dual-seat Skyhawks have been upgraded by Top Aces and have modernized IFR, Tactical Air Navigation System, and ESCAPAC ejection seats for maximum operational flexibility and aircrew safety.

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Typical A-4 Skyhawk Missions

Day and night Joint Tactical Air Controller (JTAC) training; Weapons Delivery;

Adversary Support and Anti-Shipping Attack Training for Naval Forces;

“Red Air” Adversary Support for Fighter Forces, including large-scale coalition air exercises;

Air-to-Air Gunnery Target Tow; both circular and combat dart missions for Fighter Forces;

Electronic Warfare Training for Naval and Fighter Forces;

Missile Simulation;

(Radar) Profile Simulations;


Night / NVG OPs;

RDT&E: Air Carriage/Captive Carry; EW Simulation; Radar/Sensor Development; Systems Test; Target Launch; Photo/Safety Chase; Air-to-Air Refueling (Day/Night/NVG); Test Pilot School Qualification Evaluations;

Fighter Transition Training - Basic through Advanced.

Aircraft Statistics

- Crew: Single and tandem configuration

- Length: 40.3 ft.

- Normal T/O weight: 19,850 lbs

- Engines: 1 P&W J52 P408 Turbojet

- Speed: 0.9 Mach