McDonnell Douglas A4D ''Skyhawk''
by NorthAmericanAviation
uploaded 2017-02-27
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Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 63
  • Pure Stock

Description

The A4D Skyhawk is a mainly carrier-based attack aircraft, heralded as a huge success due to the air-frames longevity and its ability to be assigned to many a different task. The service career of the A-4 has been quite diverse; in 1954, it began with the U.S. Navy as a primary attack aircraft, and continued to serve as an attack and as a trainer aircraft until 2003. More recent combat/non-historical service retirements have been from the Israeli Air Force (IAF) in 2015, and the Argentine Air Force (AAF) in 2016.

The USMC, USN, IAF, and AAF still use the plane in historical demos. The A-4’s first major conflict involvement was in Vietnam, where it served as the Navy’s primary light attack aircraft, as intended. After and during the Vietnam War era, the A-4 was adapted into a trainer, due to its very pilot-friendly nature in all regards. It would later become a long-term Blue Angels plane, replacing the F-4 Phantom II until 1980, when McDonnell-Douglas' F-18 Hornet became available.

Tough, agile, cheap, and easy to maintain, the A-4’s popularity remains high because of how Versatile, adaptable, and refined its initial design was. Most of the world recognizes the iconic shape of the A-4, specifically Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Israel, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and The United States, which all had or have A-4’s in some form of military service.

This replica is about 7/8 scale, very close to life-size dimensions, and handles well. it takes wing-mounted armament well, but lacks in range.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2. 1 toggles Afterburner.

Here you will find everything that trails black smoke, jettisons fuel, and runs on liquid oxygen and ammonia. Oh, 20th Century aviation development, where art thou?

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